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NC State Championship Updates

Show manager Bill Whitley has added several classes to an action-packed week at the upcoming North Carolina State Championship Horse Show. This always exciting event will be held September 12-15 at the Governor James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC. It is preceded this week by the North Carolina State Charity Classic on September 7 and 8.

The classes that have been added are 3 yr. old 5 Gaited (Friday morning), 3 yr. old 3 Gaited (Thursday morning), 3 yr. old Park Pleasure (Friday afternoon), WT Country Pleasure for Riders17 yr. and under (Wednesday morning) WT Country Pleasure Championship for Riders 17yr. and under (Friday afternoon).

Also of note is the competitive $1000 Groom's Class. The grooms will show a horse in hand on Thursday night to attempt to take home their share of the jackpot!

Also on tap for next week is the retirement of World’s Grand Champion Mother Mary on Saturday night, the UPHA Chapter 12 Hall of Fame Award—Amateur on Thursday night, and the UPHA Chapter 12 Hall of Fame Award—Professional on Saturday night.

Friday will be Friday Fun Night, courtesy of Matt Shiflet Stables and the Iron Horse Band, who will make the Friday night party one not to be missed!

Richfield Video is Official Videographer. You can make reservations early at

Added Classes for this week’s North Carolina State Charity Classic (Sept. 7 and 8) are WT Country Pleasure for Riders 17 yrs. and under (Friday night), Park Pleasure Stake (Saturday night), and WT Country Pleasure Stake for Riders 17 yrs. and under (Saturday night). Horse Videos, Inc. will be the Official Videographer.Nancy Becker of Nicholasville,KY, will serve as the judge of the North Carolina State Charity Classic.

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