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Lowry, Swanson To Judge UPHA 14 Spring Premiere



Co-chairs Cindy Mugnier and John Lampropoulos have announced that Jim Lowry and Ken Swanson will judge the 2021 UPHA Chapter 14 Spring Premiere. Held April 21-24 at the Eastern States Exposition Center, W. Springfield, Massachusetts, the Spring Premiere is the first show of the season in New England. After being cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 outbreak, show officials eagerly await its return with safety measures in place.

Touted as “The Premiere Show of New England,” the 39th edition of the Spring Premiere will again offer $500 Jackpot Stakes in the five-gaited, three-gaited, road pony, and Morgan English pleasure divisions as well as UPHA Classics for five-gaited, three-gaited, fine harness, park pleasure, Morgan park harness, Morgan pleasure driving, road pony, harness pony, Hackney pony, and Hackney pleasure driving pony entries. Additionally, in the equitation division, age groups, all of the national and local qualifiers and a Morgan section are offered. A good number of open pleasure classes are available for saddle seat, driving, hunter, and western participants.

Lowry will be officiating in the American Saddlebred, Hackney, Roadster, Equitation and Misc. divisions, while Swanson will mark the cards in the Morgan, Equitation, and Misc. sections. The Spring Premiere is affiliated with USEF, NEHC, NEMHA, and the Pennsylvania Saddlebred Association.

For more information contact show manager Kent Moeller (804) 363-3085, show secretary Pam Turner (607) 731-9572, or chairpersons Cindy Mugnier (413) 324-1094 and John Lampropoulos (603) 774-1884.

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