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Michigan All Morgan To Hold 50th Anniversary Show



Posted February 7, 2002
Plans are underway for the 50th anniversary of the Michigan All Morgan Show. Show manager Sue Hall and chairperson Bonnie Spiekerman are hard at work to make this year's show a memorable one. This will also be a year of change as the show is being moved to the Shiawassee Fairgrounds in Corunna, Michigan and will now be held on July 18 - 21, 2002.

Hall has addressed some of the concerns of exhibitors and trainers. She is assured of many improvements that are currently being done to the show grounds. There will be new and improved footing in the arena with dust control, and the indoor arena has been enlarged to 280' x 85' with a new solid rail devoid of any wire. There is a new barn with factory made stalls. There is a covered paddock, which is close to both the indoor and outdoor rings. And there will also be limited box seating for both the indoor and outdoor arenas. Another point of interest is the fact that, weather permitting, the show will be held outside. Both the indoor and outdoor arenas will be set up and ready to go.

Since it is the show's 50th anniversary, the committee has been working hard to make sure the hospitality that this show is known for will be bigger and better than ever. There will be a welcome bar-b-q, nightly exhibitors parties, morning coffee and donuts, a sponsorship reception, cold beverages in the afternoon, various vendors and much more. Lots of great things are in the works for exhibitors.

There are a few new additions to the schedule. A two day open carriage show has been added for Saturday and Sunday. Dressage is also back with a full day of Morgan Dressage classes being held on Sunday in its own ring.

The Michigan Justin Morgan Horse Association has given their support to help make their 50th Michigan All Morgan Horse Show special. They are adding additional prize money to the tune of $500 for the open championship winners and $250 to all stake class winners (equitation exempt). This means that there will be $30,000 in prize money and awards offered.

The judges for this year's show are Lonnie Lavery and Doug Unteidt in the show arena and Tom Hilgenberg in the carriage division.

Prize lists will be available in May, and anyone needing a prize list who may not be on the mailing list or would like to be on the update e-mail list can contact Sue Hall at 248-437-5757 or shallpkf@ameritech.net or Bonnie Spiekerman at 989-842-3980.

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