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National Indoor Championship To Include A Morgan Division



The National Horse Show Association of America (NHSAA) has announced the schedule for the 120th year of the National Horse Show Indoor Championships in Las Vegas, NV. The show will run from November 19 to the 23 at the Orleans Arena. The president of the NHSAA, Alan F. Balch, said, "In Las Vegas, we are extremely pleased to be able to announce a whole new approach to presenting variety in equestrian sport in a spectator-oriented format. What's old is new again, and many in this generation of equestrians have never seen a multi-breed and discipline competition. There will be many top competitors from all over the country appearing in the same show ring at the same great event. "We'll have Hunters and Jumpers, with the emphasis on the best young horses and riders in the nation, along with national finals for Adult Equitation. International-level Dressage will be featured, with the top American riders expected to appear in competition. Combining this with the best Purebred Arabians and Morgans, and a touch of Western, will ensure that the event has wide-ranging appeal. There will also be a whole new approach to Three-Gaited show horses, with special innovative classes open to any breed or combination of breeds, in both harness and under saddle, pleasure and performance." The Morgan classes will include open, amateur and championship classes in the Park Saddle, Park Harness, English Pleasure and Pleasure Driving divisions. Richard Boule, James Lowry, and Ann Slomkowski have been selected to officiate in all of the Morgan classes using the MOS three judge system. The prize list for the show as well as ticket order forms may be downloaded at the National Horse Show website at www.nhs.org. For further details about the Orleans Arena, please go to www.OrleansArena.com. A reserved seating capacity of approximately 6,000 will be available at the Orleans Arena. There is also additional facility space for general admission ticket holders. Prior to the National Horse Show Indoor Championships in Las Vegas, the Metropolitan National Horse Show takes place on October 29 to November 2 in New York City at Pier 94 at the Showpiers on the Hudson Complex. The final show of the three events organized in 2003 by the National Horse Show Association of America is the National Horse Show Outdoor Championships in Wellington, FL from November 26 to 30. All three shows will be rated "AA" by the national federation. Started in 1883, this is the 120th year for the National Horse Show Association of America. Further information may be obtained by contacting the National Horse Show Association of America, PO Box 386, Greenvale, NY 11548, telephone (516) 484-1865, e-mail NationalHS@aol.com, or by consulting the official website at www.nhs.org. Additional details may also be obtained by contacting show manager Bob Bell at bbell@classiccompany.com. Media inquiries can be directed to Hallie McEvoy at NationalHSNews@aol.com.News@aol.com.

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