Skip to content

The Dixie Cup Spring Classic Will Put Your Mind on Georgia This Spring

Details are shaping up for another great edition of THE DIXIE CUP SPRING CLASSIC at the
Georgia International Horse Park this spring. For what many know as “that Morgan show” that began in the 1970’s in Georgia, THE DIXIE CUP SPRING CLASSIC has grown into a spring show with something for everyone. A complete schedule features classes for American Saddlebreds, Morgans, Ponies, Roadsters as well as dressage, equitation and academy. And, as always, one very unforgettable exhibitors party at the Cherokee Run Golf Club House.

Benefiting the Georgia Department of Agriculture - Equine Rescue Program and the Rockdale Special Olympics, THE DIXIE CUP SPRING CLASSIC has made a difference in these worthwhile programs over the past few years. The Dixie Cup’s major target continues to be veterinary medicines and surgery funding for the protection of abused and starving horses in the state of
Georgia. The Dixie Cup is also a sponsor of the Georgia Equine Legislature Activities Program that works for the welfare of all horses in the State of Georgia.  

Judges for this year’s event include Larry Bolen of
Perrysburg, Ohio and Renee Lavery of Sharon Center, Ohio. The show is scheduled for May 11-13 with three sessions each day. The prize list has been mailed and is available online at

Highlights for 2006 will include the $1,000 ASB Park Horse Stake and the $1,000 Morgan English Pleasure Stake. In addition, the UPHA ASB Park Pleasure Classic as well as the UPHA Morgan Pleasure Driving Classic will be included in the schedule. The show will now offer separate stakes for amateurs and junior exhibitors in the
ASB Park division. ASHAF ASB Show Pleasure Driving and Fine Harness Driving classes have been added to the schedule as well as an Adult Equitation Championship. Academy classes moved to Saturday afternoon with the Saturday performance session moved to morning.

The home of THE DIXIE CUP SPRING CLASSIC is the impressive
Georgia International Horse Park. From the beginning, it has been groomed for greatness. Since opening its gates in September of 1995, the Park has already served as the equestrian venue for the largest sporting event in the world: The 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Our Park was the setting for all equestrian events, as well as the first ever mountain bike competition and the final two events of the modern pentathlon of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. For more information on the Park, go to:

For more information on THE DIXIE CUP SPRING CLASSIC, go to and download your prize list today. Make this spring a time to put your mind on
Georgia and be a part of a horse show that’s in the finest Southern tradition.

More Stories

  • High Point Correction Deadline Approaching

    As the season comes to an end, the High Point Report is also soon coming to a close and we need your help! The Saddle Horse Report is asking readers to have any changes needing to be made to their High Point standings to us prior to Dec 7. Read More
  • Blythewood Matriarch Passes

    Sad news came from Cleveland, Tennessee this morning with the passing of Blythewood Farm matriarch Betty Neil. Purchased for her as a little girl by her father, the late Blythe Mayfield, Blythewood Farm has been an integral part of the American Saddlebred industry since 1942... Read More
  • Paul Briney Passes Away

    Paul Briney passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 due to complications from several strokes this year. Briney’s contributions to the American Saddlebred industry are numerous including his many years as president and manager of the Midwest Charity Horse Show as well as many years served as president of the Illinois Horsemen’s Council... Read More
  • TASHA Announces Holiday Horse Show

    The Texas American Saddle Horse Association (TASHA) is proud to announce that the 2018 Holiday Horse Show will be held on December 1-2, 2018 in Bryan, TX at the Brazos County Expo located at 5827 Leonard Rd.Celebrating 45 years of horse shows, TASHA invites all fans and supporters to come and honor this milestone. Read More
  • Latest Issue November 5 18`

    Read More
  • Heads Up: Traffic Impact for Friday Move In at the UPHA American Royal National Championship

    Move in times will be impacted Friday, November 2, 2018 due to a campaign rally by the Vice President at Hy-Vee Arena (formerly known as Kemper Arena)... Read More
  • Debate Heats Up Over Proposed Roadster Rule Change

    A debate over the future of the Road Horse division continues to split opinions among the show horse community as people express their voices regarding speed, safety and even spectators who come to watch the roadsters show... Read More
  • Latest Issue October 29 18

    Read More
  • Sebring/Honstein Memorial Grants Deadline Nov. 1

    A new application period has been established for the 2019 memorial grants offered by the American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust (AMHECT). The application period for both of the 2019 grants outlined below will be October 1, 2018 through November 1, 2018. Read More
  • The American Saddlebred Museum Open House was a Success

    The American Saddlebred Museum hosted a successful Open House event on October 6, 2018. After the last class of the Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show Saddlebred lovers dropped by the Museum to celebrate the end of a great show... Read More