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Less Money Spent On Trophies Means Larger Donations To Charities



Motivated by the nation’s current economic situation, the show committee of the 20th Annual Children’s Benefit Horse Show (July 23-25, Gloucester County DREAM Park, New Jersey) has decided to allocate a majority of its trophy budget to local charities. Class winners will receive a card indicating that the monies that would have been spent on a keepsake trophy will instead be donated to those in need. Committee member Mark McCracken, the voice behind this idea, initially suggested that winning exhibitors be allowed to designate their choice of charity. Given the bookkeeping logistics of this proposition, however, UPHA representatives opted to name Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Gloucester County and Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. as beneficiaries of this program. "We are privileged to participate in this industry, "noted McCracken, "and should respond by ‘giving something back’."

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