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Mid-America Mane Event Judges Announced



Rob Byers, Jan Lukens and Barbe Smith will judge the 8th annual Mid-America Mane Event Show, October 21-24 (Thursday-Sunday) at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Mane Event is produced by Mid-America Horse Show Association, one of the largest ASHA charter clubs.

Mane Event is held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum, widely recognized by the show horse community and others as the country’s best show facilities. The excellent Coliseum arena, three warm-up areas (two enclosed, one covered – all available 24/7) and outstanding stabling are popular with show horse stables.

Mane Event offers a full and complete schedule of classes for Saddlebreds (performance, park, pleasure), plus Roadster Horses (bike, under saddle), Hackney Ponies (harness, roadster, pleasure ponies) and equitation (saddle seat, pleasure, adult, walk/trot). New this year are the Hackney Horse Futurity classes.

Returning for the second year is the National Horse Show "Good Hands" Finals, part of the saddle seat equitation triple crown, which joins the National Pleasure Equitation Olympics Finals for riders 13 and under and 14 through 17. The National Pleasure Equitation Olympics program is sponsored by Illinois American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association.

Mid-America Mane Event entry booklet will be ready in August. To request a copy, contact Show Manager Joy A. Meierhans at 43W734 Old Midlothian Rd., Elburn, IL 60119; call 630/557-2575; email JM@TheMeierhans.com; or download it from www.MidAmericaHorseShow.org.

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