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Midwest Charity Horse Show wins UPHA National Honor Show


SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 65th Annual Midwest Charity Horse Show held in June 2006 won the prestigious United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA) Honor Horse Show of the Year at their recent convention, Jan. 4-6, 2007. Midwest is a part of UPHA Chapter 10 and also won the Chapter 10 Honor Horse Show of the Year this year.

Last year’s record-breaking show boasted an attendance of almost 700 horses from 26 states including
California, Connecticut, Virginia, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky and throughout Illinois. Midwest also has a superior line-up of show officials and had 27 vendors.
Midwest Charity is well known for its hospitality, striving to fulfill the needs of the trainers, exhibitors and spectators that attend the show as well as for the superior equestrian facilities of the Illinois State Fairgrounds. As tradition dictates the Midwest Charity Horse Show delights and entertains exhibitors with nightly parties, Tuesday-Friday nights, after the last class in the famous “Party Barn.” 

The 66th Midwest Charity Horse Show, June 12-16, 2007, held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum runs five days with class sessions at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily and will feature a full line-up of classes for Saddlebreds, Roadsters, Hackney and Harness ponies, equitation, Morgans and Arabians.
Midwest also offers the ASHA Foundation Jr. Exhibitor Driving Challenge and a full line-up of UPHA Classic classes for Hackney ponies; Saddlebreds in the fine-harness, five-gaited and three-gaited divisions; and Morgans in the pleasure driving, park pleasure, and park harness divisions.
Since 1988 the Midwest Charity Horse Show, an all-volunteer organization, has donated its annual proceeds to
Camp COCO creating an endowment fund that has exceeded $134,000. Thanks to its generous sponsors Midwest was able to donate $10,000 to Camp COCO from the 2006 show.

For more information about the Midwest Charity Horse Show call Show Manager and President, Judy Kjellander at (217) 793-0670. For more information about
Camp COCO call (217) 545-2955. Those who are online can log-on to to check for updates regarding the 2007 show.


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