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Pole Bending Clinic Scheduled for St. Louis National

Lexington, Kentucky - A free Saddlebred Pole Bending Clinic is scheduled to be held in conjunction with the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show, set for Wednesday, September 22 through Saturday, September 25, at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.

The Pole Bending Clinic is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 24, after the show's morning session. The Clinic is the first of its kind to promote new ways of showing the American Saddlebred to the public, in a timed, gaming event. Pole Bending provides spectators the opportunity to watch a horse in action in a speed event, and offers the chance to experience a great horse and rider combination competing over a demanding course.

To better enjoy and fully appreciate such events, it helps for spectators to understand the basics of scoring, and this Pole Bending Clinic will include hands-on instruction, as well as a Q & A session.

The Clinic will be conducted by Carol Jones, professional trainer of both American Saddlebreds and Appaloosas. Jones' Saddlebreds have won four of the Working Western Finals in St. Louis since 2002, and her Appaloosas have been the #4 and #5 ribbon winners, out of 50 competing at the Appaloosa World Show.

All are welcome to join ASHA Charter Clubs, ASHA Western Division Ambassador Suzanne Bradshaw, and Saddle and Bridle Magazine for this clinic.

For more information, contact Suzanne Bradshaw at (501) 821-4637, (501) 680-1024, or by email at

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