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Denver Queen City Horse Show

The Denver Queen City Horse Show is expanding in 2010. In addition to holding the Colorado Saddlebred State Championships, this year the show will also hold the Centennial State Regional Championship Peruvian Horse Show. Judging Saddlebred, academy and open classes this year is Steve Old from Boaz, Ky. Also included at this year’s show will be world class Peruvian Horses for the Centennial State Regional Championship Peruvian Horse Show. Peruvian Horses will be judged by Luis "Lucho" Dapelo from Weatherford, Texas. The horse show is held at the National Western Events Center, Denver, Colo. This grand facility has a large show ring, warm up arena and stalling all under one roof. Queen City will be held July 22-24, 2010 and entries close on June 25, 2010. There are two sessions at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

The horse show will hold a UPHA Pink Ribbon night with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Celebrants will be honored in center ring during the ASB Five-Gaited Amateur Championship. Many Pink Ribbon items will be sold during the show, including car magnets, lapel pins, hats, and carnations. Barn aisles will be decorated with pink balloons and all exhibitors and spectators are encouraged to wear pink for Saturday night’s State Championship performance.

The 2010 Denver Queen City Horse Show is a USEF A rated show offering a full schedule for Saddlebreds plus Peruvian Horses, academy classes, open breed classes and equitation. The show features the Colorado American Saddlebred State Championships, Colorado American Saddlebred Futurity, Centennial State Regional Championship Peruvian Horse Show, and also offers two Grand National Classes (Yearling Open with $2,400 in added money and Hunter Country Pleasure Open Championship with $1,800 in added money). In addition to the Grand National prize money, the horse show awards over $5,000 in total prize money.

Friday night features the biggest horse show party of the summer. A grand dinner is sponsored by Parker Valley Farms. Entertainment is provided by the Colorado American Saddlebred Horse Association. The Colorado Saddlebred youth group, the High Steppers, will be selling Bean Bag Animals at the show for the Zoolander contest for participants to win fabulous prizes.

Additional cash prizes will be awarded to trainers. Cash awards include $250 to the trainer who makes the longest drive to the show, $250 to the trainer who wins the most blue ribbons at the show, and $250 to the trainer who brings the most horses to the show. Additionally, a name will be drawn each night following the evening performance for a $50 cash prize. All horse show participants are eligible to win.

For more information and/or a prize list, contact Stacey Kipper at 7033 South Versailles Street, Aurora, CO 80016; (303) 766-6985 (home), (303) 619-8699 (cell), or e-mail at Also see for more information.

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