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Plans Underway For Indiana Morgan Classic

The 2003 Indiana Classic Morgan Horse Show to be held June 26-27 & 28 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. There is a great class schedule that includes UPHA Park Harness and Pleasure Driving classes, a full slate of English Pleasure and Pleasure Driving classes that includes Novice Horse, Jr. Exhibitor Limit Rider as well as Walk-Trot English Pleasure, a Two Year Old Pleasure Driving Stake, a full slate of equitation and medal classes and a Carriage Driving division (open to all breeds). This year's judges are Terry Jones-Brennan and Gerry Rushton, with Doug Shiflet as Show Photographer. New to this year's show is a Special Needs Division for riders with physical or cognitive disabilities, including a Grooming Brush Relay. The Indiana Classic is also happy to announce the Indiana State Fairgrounds have brand new stalls for this year's show, in addition to the much enjoyed air conditioned Pepsi Coliseum. Another extraordinary addition to the show is a Silent Auction. A few of the items already secured include a 16x20" enlargement from Howard Schatzberg Photography, several items from World Champion horse clothier RaDon, artwork from Carole Bradford, a breeding to Hollybrook Stage Rage, gift certificate from RJ Becht & Sons, a jeweled sterling silver whip crown and whip from Hartmeyer's Saddlery, a ladies equestrian shirt from Marsha de Arriaga, a leather halter from Rhode Island Tack, and many other wonderful items. And the jewel in the crown of the 2003 show, the Indiana Morgan Classic presents its first annual All-Male American Beauty Pageant! This event will feature some of the midwest's top trainers dressed in awe-inspiring female attire. Contestants will be required to raise money on their own prior to and including the evening of the pageant. The contestant with the most money collected by the conclusion of the evening will win two free roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental US. All money raised will go to the Indiana Morgan Classic to be used as a jackpot award in one or two classes at the 2004 show, classes will be determined by drawing the class name out of a hat at the start of the 2004 show. Contestants already registered for this soon-to-be prestigious event include the Hufferd Hunks (John and Kurt), The Bodacious Bodnar Boys (Stan, Mark & Whitney), Jumpin' Jim Lowry, the Coolest Calvin Sessink, Dashing Don Abbit, Dr. John "The Operator" Huse, and Handsome Dave Hicks. Those wishing to send checks can make them out to Indiana Morgan Classic, and mail to Belle Hufferd, Triumph Stables, 9506 S. 700 E-92, Roanoke, IN 46783. Make sure to note on the memo line which candidate you are voting for. Horse show entries close June 7. For a prize list, contact the Belle Hufferd at 260-672-2721 or

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