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All American Announces Judges, Adds New Classes

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – The All American Horse Classic, one of the most anticipated events on the fall show calendar, will welcome the nation’s top horses and riders this September 6-10 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Offering over $650,000 in awards, the All American is a USEF triple point show for the Hackney ponies as well as an Equine Services Roadster Cup qualifying event for both horses and ponies. The All American benefits Strides To Success, a local Equine Assisted Learning facility in Plainfield, Indiana.

The All American Classic is renowned for its "Breeders Showcase" events: the ASR Sweepstakes, the All American Cup, the Hackney Limited Breeders Stakes, the American Saddlebred Futurity of Indiana and the Hoosier Hackney Futurity. The show also spotlights the best in amateurs and equitation, featuring the UPHA Senior and Junior Pleasure Challenge Cup Championships, the Adult UPHA Challenge Cup Championship and the UPHA Five Gaited Horsemanship finals.

New for 2011 will be classes for Junior Exhibitor Three Gaited Park, ASB Park Pleasure Driving, Open English Pleasure Driving and a Saddle & Bridle Hunter Classic for the country pleasure horses. The Hackney/Harness Pairs and Gig events will be open to Hackney ponies, Hackney horses and Dutch Harness horses. Back by popular demand will be the UPHA Ladies Five Gaited Pink Ribbon Stake, which will compete on Thursday, September 8. As one of the top five shows in the nation raising money through the UPHA Pink Ribbon program, the All American will present a $10,000 grant to a local breast cancer charity during the 2011 Pink Ribbon Ladies Five Gaited Stake.

Marking the cards in the Saddlebred and Open English Pleasure divisions, plus all events in the All American Cup, ASR Sweepstakes and Saddlebred Futurity of Indiana will be James Nichols, Randy Cates and Tom Bombolis. Mary Lou Greenwell, Randy Cates and James Nichols will tie the Roadster and Open English Pleasure Driving classes.

Renae Van Zomeren, James Nichols and Tom Bombolis will judge the UPHA Pleasure, Adult and Five Gaited Challenge Cup Championships. Mary Lou Greenwell will decide the Hackney, Friesian, Equitation and Carriage classes and will be one of three judges for the AHHS Limited Breeders Stakes along with Josh Greer.

The All American is going "green" again in 2011 – printed prize lists will be available by request only. Instead, the prize list, entry blank and all other forms will be emailed to exhibitors and will also be available at the show’s website at The AAHC is pleased to offer exhibitors the option now of paying entries by credit card: the show will accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

For further information please contact Judy McManama, secretary,, 317-773-3931; or manager Claire Panke, 317-331-5451. Prize lists can be requested online at

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