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Charlotte Charity Horse Show Announces Plans

Join the festivities at the 13th Annual Charlotte Charity Horse Show, June 30 - July 2, 2005  at Latta Plantation Park Equestrian Center located north of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The show is sponsored by Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Proceeds will benefit the planned Family Life Center at Cook's. Past shows have provided funds for Habitat for Humanity, Crisis Assistance Ministry and other area charities.

All spectators are welcome to the show to view the competition among 200+ horses and riders representing five southeastern states.  ADMISSION IS FREE.  Performances start Thursday night at 6:00 and Friday and Saturday nights at 6:30 pm. A Saturday morning session begins at 9:00 am for academy/student riders. Each session will last approximately 3 hours. Concessions will be available. 

The Charlotte Charity Horse Show is sanctioned by the American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas
(ASAC) and will feature more than 100 classes for American Saddlebred horses, Standardbreds, Friesians, and Hackney ponies with prize money offered during the night performances.  In addition, the show will include Equitation and Academy rider divisions, along with several fun classes such as Stick Horse, Ride-A-Buck, Costume and Lead Line.  There will also be an ASB Working Western class.

The Latta Plantation Equestrian Center is located at Latta Plantation Park, a 1,200 acre county park on Mountain Island Lake. It is located just north of Charlotte on Sample Road off Beatties Ford Road. The equestrian facility features a 280' x 140' outdoor ring with ample warm-up rings and permanent stabling.  The park also offers 10 miles of riding trails (trail horses are welcome), rental horses are available for a small fee.  Canoe rentals are also offered at the Park.  Other features of the Park are: Fishing, Historic Plantation Home Tour, Carolina Raptor Center, picnic and RV sites.

Come enjoy the excitement of the competition, the beauty of the horses and the talent of the riders…. not to mention the great food and beauty of Latta Plantation Park! Bring your family and friends for a night under the stars watching these magnificent animals and their riders.

For more information on the show, call Denise Vead at 704-564-8030 or Suzie McClure at 704-363-4365.

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