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Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show Adds Friesian Classes

The Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show, in addition to a full slate of Saddlebred, Hackney, Roadster, Morgan, Equitation and Academy classes, has added two classes for Friesian exhibitors. An Open Friesian Under Saddle class and a Friesian Under Saddle Stake class are now included in the schedule. The entry deadline is June 23, 2004.

The show is scheduled for July 28-31 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, N.C. with horse show manager Elizabeth Holmes. Gary Garone, Donna Pettry-Smith and Tom Welch will judge the Saddlebreds, Hackneys, Roadsters, and Friesians. Harold Angell will judge the Morgan division and Donna Pettry-Smith will judge the academy division.

The show, in addition to being one of the season’s most competitive pre-Louisville showcases, is also well-known for its Southern Hospitality and numerous parties for exhibitors. A welcome party will be held on Tuesday evening and a progressive party will once again this year be held on Thursday after the evening performance. The exhibitors party, which always draws a big crowd, will be held on Friday evening.

For more information contact show manager Elizabeth Holmes at 919-563-5992 or PO Box 362, Mebane, N.C.

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