Skip to content

Southern States Regional News And Additions

Show manager Liz Holmes has announced several additions for the upcoming Southern States Regional. The show known for its award-winning hospitality will be held at the James B. Hunt Horse Complex at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC on May 25-28. Twelve total classes have been added:


  • CLASS #31A – Pleasure Driving Pony Open – will follow Class #31 on Wednesday Morning.
  • CLASS #33A – Friesian Country Pleasure Driving Open – will follow Class #33 on Wednesday Morning.
  • CLASS #55A – Morgan Pleasure Driving 3-Year-Old – will be the 1st class on Thursday Morning.
  • CLASS #76A – Three-Gaited Pleasure Pony – will follow Class #76 on Thursday Morning.
  • CLASS #77 – printed in the prize list as “Saddle Seat Equitation-17 & Under” – will split and be CHANGED to read as follows: 
  • Class #77 – Saddle Seat Equitation 14-17 Years 
  • Class #84A – Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under (to follow Class #84 on Thursday Evening)
  • CLASS #107A – Morgan Pleasure Driving Limit Horse – will follow Class #107 on Friday Morning.
  • CLASS #117A – Pleasure Driving Pony Championship Open – will follow Class #117 on Friday Morning.  Must have qualified in Class #31A.
  • CLASS #117B – Friesian Country Pleasure Driving Championship Open – will follow Class #117A, to be the last class on Saturday Morning.  Must have qualified in Class #33A.
  • CLASS #147A – Academy Equitation Walk/Trot Adult – will follow Class #147 on Saturday Morning.
  • CLASS #149A – Academy Showmanship Walk/Trot Adult – will follow Class #149 on Saturday Morning. 

•   CLASS #176A – Three-Gaited Pleasure Pony Championship – will follow 176 on Saturday Morning. Must have qualified in Class #76A.

• A Park Pleasure class is also being added and management will announce the placement in the schedule.

The show will be the site of two special events on Friday, May 27. It will be the inaugural “Veterans Appreciation Night” to honor and memorialize the veterans of our nation, both past and present. The evening will also feature the show ring retirement of JW That Special Flaire, the record-setting Morgan Park Harness World champion, by his devoted owner Frances Pugh.

Stall mat rentals are available through Elite Stall Mat Rentals and can be ordered at Judges for this year’s show are Tom Bombolis, Coby Holowacz, Natalie Lamping and Mary Ann Boyden. Visit for the complete prize list and other updates.

More Stories

  • UPHA Horse/Pony of the Year Awards Calling for Nominations New Expanded Morgan Divisions!

    The United Professional Horsemen’s Association Horse/Pony of the Year Awards are presented each year to the epitome of the respective divisions... Read More
  • For The Record – Ownership Clarified

    Windermere’s Adoration, the striking three-year-old chestnut mare sired by Joe Fabulous and out of Fox It To Me, followed up her ASR National Futurity Three-Year-Old Park Reserve World’s Championship with the unanimous win in the UPHA Fine Harness Classic at Saint Louis National Charity... Read More
  • What Matters? Family Matters.

    What makes a Family?  Last week, in his column, Interim ASHA President Marty Schaffel wrote beautifully about Family Fun and what riding and driving horses means to his family.  But, this industry lends itself to more than just the immediate family.  We’ve all heard it—“my barn family”—but what does that mean? Read More
  • Supporting 1-2 Day Shows; A Major Focus of Horse Show Task Force

    The ASHA recognizes the importance of providing various opportunities for competition. School, work and commitments keep many of our members busy, and sometimes unable to attend shows that take up most of the week or more... Read More
  • ARHPA Awards Scholarships

    Madison Pope and Sloane Fleig were each recipients of $1000 scholarships from the American Road Horse and Pony Association. The awarding of those scholarships was made possible with help from USEF... Read More
  • American Saddlebred Museum Gift Shop Popping Up!

    The American Saddlebred Museum and Gift Shop is excited to announce participation in several upcoming horse shows. The Museum’s Shop will attend the National Academy Championship Horse Show in Murfreesboro, TN. This is the second year the Museum has participated in the Academy Show and staff is excited to visit with families again. Read More
  • Latest Issue 10 14 19

    Read More
  • Joint Leadership Council Safe Sport Fast Facts

    The United States Center for SafeSport was established in 2017 to address abuse of amateur athletes, including bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct and abuse. The Center operates under the auspices of the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization of 2017.  Read More
  • From the Desk of Marty Schaffel: Family Fun – What Horses Are All About

    When my daughter was 5 years old, we went on a family vacation to California. I thought she might get a thrill if she sat on a horse when we passed a small riding stable. We pulled off the road and asked if our daughter could sit on a horse. The horse was huge and his name was Mouse... Read More
  • What Matters? The Power of “And” Matters.

    A few years ago, there was conference held in Houston, sponsored by the charity group Points of Light. At the conference, a number of very important topics were discussed. At the center of every topic was one very small word: “and”. As in, how to bring credibility and sustainability to a company’s purpose, or how to connect strategies, concepts and people behind a mission. Read More