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Mid-Atlantic (Mid-A) Morgan Horse Show Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Special Events

The 50th Anniversary Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show will be held June 21-24 at the
Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. The Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show is known for its quality entries, making this event “A Horse Show to Remember.” Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2006 is an even more special occasion for this storied show.

FBR Open Mid-A Golf Sweepstakes

In addition to its equine competitions, Mid-A has hosted a variety of enjoyable sporting events among trainers, exhibitors, spectators and friends. These events have included golf, tug of war and softball.

This year, Mid-A welcomes the Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. (FBR), an investment banking, institutional brokerage, asset management company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as sponsor of the golf event.  

The FBR Open Mid-A Golf Sweepstakes will be held at the nearby Vista Links Golf Course. The format of this event is different than traditional tournaments as players can play the 18-hole course whenever they get to the Lexington, VA area, and as many times as they want, as long as their score cards are turned in to show committee member CP Staley by noon on Saturday, June 24. 

The event’s awards ceremony will be held in center ring on Saturday night. The winner will receive a Ping-Hoofer Extreme golf bag from this year’s FBR Open in Phoenix. The logo from the PGA tournament is on this bag. Other top players will receive golf wear from this tournament.

Additional information on the FBR Open-Mid-A Golf Sweepstakes will be available in the Horse Show office as well as directions to the golf course.

Mid-A Silent Auction

The silent auction has many unusual and exciting items to offer discriminating bidders. It will be held on the concourse of the Howard P. Anderson Coliseum, overlooking the Waldron Arena at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. Bids can be placed throughout the 50th Anniversary Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show. Managed by the Mid-A Youth Group, the auction will benefit the horse show.    

The following are highlights of the items donated thus far. The list grows daily, and the Mid-A Show Committee is grateful to so many for their generous donations.

à        Four backstage passes to visit the set of the longest running soap opera, Guiding Light. What started as a radio show in 1937, will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary in 2007. The program moved to television in 1952 and is still seen daily on the CBS Television Network.

à        A rack day coat graciously donated by Marsha Shepherd from the collection of Marsha De Arriaga. If you are the winning bidder, you have the option of taking this rack day coat or you can apply its value toward the price of a custom outfit.

à        Radon has donated certificates to order a custom-made English saddle pad, jog sheet, half-cup blinkers and two planter boxes.

à        An autographed copy of Carson Kressley’s book, “You’re Different And That’s Super”

à        A ride around the picturesque Horse Center in Cindy Nord’s coach pulled by her Clydesdales, Slick and Dodger (must be under 18 to bid). Limited to five youths and one adult.

à        An autographed set of children’s books and posters by Ellen Feld

à        An autographed set of children’s books by Nancy Bailey

à        A day-long consultation with Helen Herold of Helen Herold Interiors in Worcester, MA. Travel expenses are not included in this donation.

In addition to the various items, several trainers have donated one month’s board and training. This list also grows daily.

à        Broadmoor, Mike Goebig & Dwayne Knowles

à        Grove Pointe, Tim Roesink

à        Heatherstone, Jim & Michelle McLeester

à        Martin Training Stable, Susan Martin

à        Windward, Amanda DuPont-Pauli

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