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Latest News From Midwest Charity Horse Show

SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Midwest Charity Horse Show, June 12-16, 2007, has several news items to announce. Midwest has been doubly honored with the UPHA National Honor Show of the Year and the UPHA Chapter 10 Honor Show of the Year for its 2006 edition as well as being designated a USEF 2007 Triple Points Competition for the Saddlebred and Roadster Divisions. Midwest will once again be offering “Best in Show” this year. “Best in Show” includes all breed divisions of horses and ponies, judged by Midwest’s distinguished panel of judges during the week based on best show horse/pony performance. The panel includes Kim Cowart; Gary Garone; Maria Gilman; Sammi Hazen, Morgans; and Jill Mohr, Arabians. The winning owner will be presented $500 on Saturday, June 16, 2007, during the evening performance. Midwest’s 2006 “Best in Show” winner was New York's Perfect Gift trained by John Conatser and owned by Elizabeth Thomas. The Midwest Charity Horse Show is held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum and runs five days with class sessions at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.


As tradition dictates, the Midwest Charity Horse Show will delight and entertain exhibitors with their legendary hospitality with nightly parties, Tuesday-Friday nights, after the last class in the famous “Party Barn.”


Since 1988 the Midwest Charity Horse Show, an all-volunteer organization, has donated its annual proceeds to Camp COCO creating an endowment fund with Midwest’s contribution exceeding $134,000. Thanks to generous sponsors Midwest was able to donate $10,000 to Camp COCO from the 2006 show.

For more information about the Midwest Charity Horse Show call Show manager/President, Judy Kjellander at 217-793-0670. To get a prize list contact Margaret Strano at 217-787-6745 or For more information about Camp COCO call 217-545-2955. Visit to check for updates regarding the 2007 show as well as the current prize list.

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