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Midwest Charity Horse Show Announces Judges For 2018

Midwest Charity Horse Show’s 77th annual show, June 12-16, 2018, includes a distinguished panel of judges: Allison Deardorff, Molalla, Ore.; Mary Marcum Orr, Greensboro, Nc.; and Melissa Moore, Versailles, Ky. judging Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, Roadsters and Equitation. Morgans will be judged by Allison Deardorff and Melissa Moore. Stephanie Douglas, Janesville, Wis. will judge Arabians.
Midwest’s 2018 edition will again be held in the Illinois State Fairgrounds Covered Arena. Seating and décor enhancements are being planned for the comfort of exhibitors and ease of movement around the show ring for trainers. Multiple warm-up rings available include the Livestock Center, for the ease of our barns stabled at the far end of the horse complex, Barns 13 and 14 and the Food-A-Rama.

Exhibitors will enjoy seeing their favorite vendors around the village-like horse complex, featuring food, show supplies, clothing and accessories, fine jewelry and artwork. Vendors will be located across from the Covered Arena in Barn 14 and other nearby locations within the horse complex.

Midwest Charity Horse Show Association donated $10,000 to the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Camp COCO from proceeds of its 2017 multi-breed show. Many of our long-time generous supporters enabled us to continue to donate to the Springfield community, we are grateful for their support. Since its inception, the Midwest Charity Horse Show, an all volunteer, non-subsidized organization, has donated its annual proceeds to a Springfield area charity and has selected Camp COCO as the beneficiary since 1988, creating an endowment fund, with a cumulative donation totaling more than $230,797.

As tradition dictates, the Midwest Charity Horse Show will delight and entertain exhibitors with their legendary nightly parties after the last class in barn 25Q, the famous “Party Barn.”

For more information about the Midwest Charity Horse Show call Show Manager/President, Carole Kennedy at 217-414-1900. Those who are online can log-on to or check the show's Facebook page for updates regarding the 2018 show.

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