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Dayton Horse Show Update

After speculation that 2017 would be the final Dayton Horse Show, officials have announced that there would indeed be a 2018 show. Held at the historic Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Dayton, Ohio for many years, the show does have to change locations for its 151st edition due to the Fairgrounds being sold.

For 2018 and 2019, The Dayton Horse Show will move to The Champion Center on the Clark County Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ohio for their August 1st – 4th show. In the not too distant future the Dayton Horse Show Association, its Executive Board and Board of Directors will be making an important announcement concerning the show.

The support the show received last year was overwhelming and it is well worth the efforts of all those involved with the show doing their part to help support its benefactor, the Therapeutic Riding Institute (TRI). Plans are already underway for the 2018 show to continue events such as Equine Wine & Stein, Muck Bucket Raffle, Trainers’ Brunch, Hospitality Tent, Dog Show, Silent Auction and the fabulous Exhibitor’s Party.

The outdoor venue will be as Dayton has always been, with one exception; the large arena is covered, which is a blessing as other than last year, Dayton has had its share of rain over the years. The Champion Center is a full service facility with both indoor and outdoor covered stabling, featuring 175 and 150 stalls, respectively. Stabling preferences will be on a first come, first served basis. Other amenities include restrooms/showers, restaurant and bar, RV/camper parking and several hotels one exit from the facility.

Recently the Dayton Horse Show Association held their annual meeting and all present enjoyed a delectable dinner, followed by the election of officers. The new officers include, President Ed Molen, Vice-President of Administration Tim Doll, Vice-President Development/Fundraising Steve Carne and Secretary Kris Kloph. New board members include Melissa Ledinsky and Kim Sierschula who will serve with current board members Ginny Ledinsky, Diane Dean, Cindy Neibel, Jane Brown and Rudy Moody, with Evette Moody mastering the helm as horse show manager.

For further information contact Evette Moody at 937-623-7934 or visit the website at

Additional news on the show will be released as it becomes available. 

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