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Dayton Horse Show Continuing The Tradition



Since 1867, this horse show who over the years has proved its staying power is gearing up for yet another fun-filled, entertaining, competitive horse show which has been a staple in the state of Ohio for over 140 years at the historic sight of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

August 3-6 will be dates that through the gates will come high caliber horses and riders from as many as 12 states, horses such as American Saddlebreds, Harness/Hackney/Road Ponies, Friesians and Dutch Harness Horses and some top Equitation Riders.  One of the many reasons for the success of the horse show is its dedicated owners, trainers and exhibitors who have been loyal supporters of this show and continue to do so.

No horse show can continue unless it has support from the community as well as local business and businesses from out of state.  The Dayton Horse Show has been fortunate to have sponsors and supporters to name a few, they are:  The University of Dayton, Kroger Co., Grandview/Kettering Health Network, Morgan Stanley Investments, James Advantage Fund, Plamp Keen Equine Insurance, Marsha De’ Arriaga, Saddle Horse Report/Horse World, White Allen European Auto Group, Chapel Electric, Becker Brothers, and a wonderful array of local business who has been a constant for many years.

This year, the horse show will have a bit of a different look, with loads of equine entertainment from Ride N Shoot, Barrel Racing, Parade of Breeds and Freestyle Dressage which embraces the family and children alike.  In addition, back by popular demand is the Equine Wine & Stein, known as #tastetestthursday., the wine and beer tasting will be held on Thursday, Auguest 4th, 6.30 – 8.30pm.  Complimentary glasses will be given to all those participating in this event that is sponsored by Southtown Heating and Cooling, Heidelberg Distributing Co. (Story Time Wines) and Crooked Handle Brewing Co.  An assortment of wine and beer will be on hand to satisfy every pallet, not to mention the great food by one of the areas most popular restaurants, El Meson.  For information: Bill Castro-937-470-2178

Again an event that the public enjoyed last year is the Dog Show complete with adoptable rescue pets all looking for a new home, several pets were adopted at least years show.  Add the Exhibitors Party (An Old Fashioned Cookout) aptly named Chillen n Grillen.  In addition a daily hospitality tent will be available, plus food trucks complete with an ice cream truck will keep goers full of good food, and the ever popular trainers brunch is back.  Add the Hall of Fame Induction and a special presentation by the shows benefactor The Therapeutic Riding Institute will do a heart felt demonstration showing what this truly outstanding organization of professionals and volunteers is all about.

First and foremost is the many stables who will roll through the gates to compete and take home the blue and tri-color ribbons.  Again, noted for their unique trophies, with hospitality second to none, apples and carrots for the horses and ponies, and water distributed while stables are unloading their horses and equipment, just a great way of saying Thank You, We Are Glad You Are Here.

We hope to see you at The Dayton Horse Show where longevity is our name.  For show information: Show Manager, Evette Moody-937-623-7934

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