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New England Regional Unveils Exciting Plans For 2011



The New England Regional Morgan Horse Show is pleased to announce several exciting changes for the 72nd edition of this prestigious event.

In 2011, the MOS judging system will be utilized with four judges rotating on a three-judge panel. The committee is happy to report the following four judges have verbally committed to officiate: Mark Bodnar of Marengo, Illinois; Terry Jones Brennan of Holister, California; Thomas Caisse of Kohler, Wisconsin; and Garn Walker of Grass Valley, California.

In addition, plans are underway for approximately $4 million dollars in initial improvements at the Three County Fairgrounds as part of a $42.7 million project to redevelop the historic site. The first phase of this plan would include three new 100-stall barns as well as much-needed infrastructure improvements including tent pads with drainage and electric. Officials have announced the release of a $4 million state bond to move forward and hope to start on the project by November 1st with a completion date of the first phase by May 1, 2011.

A second phase would call for $26.5 million to build a new exhibition building, and longer-upgrades an additional $13 million. The project has been in the works since 2002 and is being overseen by a committee that includes fair association members, public officials and representatives of private business.

The goal is to turn the 55-acre fairgrounds, nestled between Route 9 and Interstate 91, into a regional venue for small to mid-sized events, including the New England Morgan Horse Show which pumps an estimated $10 million into the regional economy annually.

Other changes to the show for next year will include a more concise schedule utilizing Thursday evening to allow for a Monday start. The traditional New England Regional Exhibitor’s Party will continue to highlight Friday evening complete with food, entertainment and fun! The evening’s festivities will take a break from the usual auction in 2011 and focus more on the celebration and fun of the show’s long-standing Morgan tradition.

Stay tuned for more exciting news in the coming months. For more information, you can log on to www.nemha.com.

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