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Suzy Shiflet Judging The Dayton Horse Show



The Dayton Horse Show, 2016 is gearing up for another top notch show.  The Dayton Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Suzy Shiflet has been selected the task of judging this years show which is scheduled for August 3-6 at the historic Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio.

Shiflet comes with some outstanding credentials and from a family well known throughout the Saddlebred industry for their years of dedication to the American Saddlebred.  From top notch equine photographers, to World and National Champion trainer’s, Suzy Shiflet fits right into the mold.

Born in Boston, Mass., Shiflet started with hunters and jumpers but soon an accident ended her horses career in jumping and eventually she found her love with American Saddlebreds.  Moving to North Carolina in 1999, Shiflet became the instructor at Shiflet Stables, Inc.

Perhaps one of her most shining moments was taking Jill Sahajdack and Prowler’s Premier to win the UPHA Senior National Equitation Championship in 2000.  Since then her top horses are such names as: WC Desert’s Supreme Kid; RWC Faizah; Callaway’s Born To Be The Best; RWC Adriana; Lovesick Blues; American Tango; Callaway’s Ladies Choice; CH It’s Yabba Dabba Doo Time to name a few.

Shiflet will be amidst some exciting events happening during the four day event.  The very popular Equine, Wine & Stein is coming back with much success from the 2015 horse show.  This event is a wine and beer tasting with complimentary wine and or beer glasses plus outstanding food provided by the highly popular El Meson restaurant.  This event hosted approximately 80 individuals who enjoyed the festivities and the horse show.  This event is held in a comfortable tent areas complete with tables and chairs and an opportunity to mix and mingle with horse and non horse individuals.  Tickets for this event are $35.00 per person and more information can be obtained by contacting: Bill Castro-937-470-2178 or [email protected].

Another much anticipated event are the food trucks which have a great following in the Miami Valley.  Two food trucks will be available each day of the show and an ice cream/dessert truck, food and goodies for every taste bud.  In addition, the show will host a daily hospitality tent where owners, trainers and exhibitors can feast on some delightful breakfast and snack items.  Also on hand is the always fun Exhibitors Party known this year as Thrill At The Grill, an ole fashioned cookout style party in appreciation to everyone participating in the show.  Food such as Slider Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs and all the fixings.  Kroger Super Markets have donated many items for this Friday night event.

Additional activities going on in the four day event are: Silent Auction, Hall of Fame Induction, Dog Show, Adoptable Pets, Academy Special Presentation, and last but certainly not the least is the (TRI) The Therapeutic Riding Institute, the horse shows benefactor.  This outstanding organization works tirelessly with children, adults and veterans with challenges through the aid of horses.  It is amazing to see this organization with its volunteers and professionals provide this much needed service to these wonderful participants.  On Friday evening, August 5, will feature the (TRI) special presentation in center ring, one that will touch your heart.

Another event being brought back from last year is the Muck Bucket Wine & Liquor Raffle.  A Muck Bucket overflowing with wine and liquor, with tickets $5:00 each available during the show.  The horse show offers one of few horse shows that provides an informative and lovely program that has been a long standing part of the show along with their very beautiful class awards.  For the trainer’s again this year is the Trainer’s Brunch which has been a popular event each year.  For information regarding portions of the horse show, prize list, general information contact: Show Manager Evette Moody-937-623-7934 or [email protected]

Program Advertising/Class Sponsorships-Tim Doll-937-797-6134 or [email protected]

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