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Saint Louis Charity Announces Judges

The Saint Louis National Charity Horse Show proves once again why it is a favorite show with a worthy roster of judges for 2007. Saddlebred week – Sept. 26-29, 2007 – has an all-star cast of critics. Judges are Fran Crumpler and Kim Crumpler of Simpsonville, Ky., and Cary Bartz of Stillwater, Minn.


New this year for the Saddlebred show are the ASHAF Juvenile Fine Harness and Pleasure Driving classes. “These new classes are a great way to get our youth involved in driving,” says Joni Friesen, horse show president and Saddlebred exhibitor. “They will be a great addition to the show.”


The popular show will also become the home for a new championship: Saddle & Bridle’s Adult Equitation America’s Cup Championship. Chris Thompson of Saddle & Bridle magazine explains that this new class will reward those exhibitors “who’ve worked hard at maintaining good form past their juvenile equitation years.” It’s open to all actively showing adult equitation riders, and Saddle & Bridle invites them all to come and compete.


For many horse lovers, the highlight of the show is the charity it benefits: Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, the farm animal division of the Humane Society of Missouri. In 2006, the horse show donated $20,000 to Longmeadow with the goal of helping abused and neglected horses find loving homes. For more information on the charity and the horses it has available for adoption, visit


The Saint Louis National Charity Horse Show was a Missouri Horse Show Association (MHSA) “2006 Star Show of the Year” in both the hunter/jumper and Saddlebred divisions, as well as the United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) 2006 Chapter 5 Show of the Year for Saddlebred week.


The show location will again be at the National Equestrian Center in growing Lake St. Louis, Mo.




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