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New Horse Show for Central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - The Indiana American Saddlebred Horse Association and UPHA Chapter 11 are pleased to announce a new show for central Indiana in 2009.

The "Spring-Warm-Up Show" will kick off the Midwest show season March 21-22 at the Crossroads USA Arena and Expo Center, a new, heated, indoor show facility only 25 miles west of Indianapolis. This new venue offers 500 stalls, large show arena, full size make-up ring, seating area, ringside tables, concessions and vendor space under one roof. Crossroads Arena is conveniently located only 35 minutes west of Indianapolis International Airport at the I-70/Cloverdale exit, adjacent to hotels and restaurants. Holiday Inn Cloverdale will be the headquarters hotel.

The Spring Warm-Up will present Midwestern exhibitors with the opportunity to try out new show teams as well as test seasoned veterans for the new show season at a grassroots, affordable event in a safe and comfortable environment. Noted horsewoman Melissa Moore, Versailles, Kentucky, has been tapped to judge all divisions. Photographer Terry Young will be snapping the pics. Beautiful ribbons and trophies will be awarded in all performance classes.

Offering divisions for Saddlebreds, Morgans, open pleasure, equitation and academy, The Spring Warm-Up will feature:

Saddlebred Division - Three Gaited, Five Gaited, Fine Harness, Three Gaited Park, Park Pleasure, Show Pleasure, Novice/Alpha Rider, Country Pleasure, Show Pleasure Driving, Country Pleasure Driving, AOT Country Pleasure, S&B Shatner and Hunter Classic

Morgan Division - English Pleasure, Classic English Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Western Pleasure, and Morgan Equitation

Equitation Division - Open Saddle Seat, Pleasure Equitation, Walk & Trot, UPHA Challenge Cups and Saddle & Bridle Medallion

OTAB Pleasure Division - Open English Pleasure, Open Western Pleasure, Walk & Trot Pleasure

Academy Division - UPHA Chapter 11 Academy Championships, open to all academy riders, with extensive classes for beginning through advanced riders in saddle seat, hunt seat and western in both pleasure and equitation.

Prize lists will be mailed in January. For more information, please contact show chairpersons Linda Beltz (317) 844-9703 ( or Claire Panke (317) 331-5451 ( or academy chairperson Caroline Boyer (317) 758-5196 (

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