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Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses Horse Show

The Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses Horse Show, Minnesota’s largest and most competitive Saddlebred show, announces more exciting new features – a presentation of horses for sale, a partnership with Smile Network, ASHA Junior Judging and parties galore. The show will be held June 28-July 1, 2006, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.

Horses for sale will be presented to trainers and prospective buyers from around the upper Midwest in the new “Tanbark Horse Review.” The horse presentation will take place in the coliseum on Thursday, June 29 following the morning horse show. Booklets with information about all the horses will be distributed at the show. To include your horse, contact to request a form. The completed form and photo are due by June 5 to be included in the sale booklet.

Tanbark is pleased to announce its partnership with Smile Network. A portion of the show proceeds will be donated to this nonprofit organization, which provides life-altering reconstructive surgery for conditions such as cleft palate and burns and related health care services to impoverished children and young adults in developing countries.

Exhibitors will be treated to the finest Minnesota hospitality including exhibitor events every day.

Tuesday: Trainers and grooms lunch sponsored by Flying E Stables and LVG Stables, LLC
Wednesday: Dessert party
Thursday: Spaghetti dinner sponsored by Valiant Stables
Friday: Exhibitor party featuring Buffalo Wild Wings, hors d’oeuvres and margaritas sponsored by DeDe Disbrow and Centre Pointe Stables, Bob Jensen Stables and customers of Joe Kryzer Stables respectively
Saturday: Exhibitor breakfast sponsored by Tanbark Horse Show

Kids who love Saddlebreds and horse shows can try their skills at judging as part of the ASHA Junior Judging program. Top young judges will be honored with ribbons and awards.

And don’t forget all the other things that make Tanbark terrific:

• It’s A-rated by USEF, so horses can earn points toward a CH.

• Trainers can win six $100 cash awards. Trainers are eligible for drawings for the cash awards based on the number of horses they bring to the show.

• A free tack stall will be offered to trainers who enter at least five horses and haven’t been to Tanbark since 2003.

Judging all classes will be Steve Allred, Kelly Freeman and Liz McBride-Jones. Tanbark offers a complete schedule of 130 classes for Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies and equitation, including UPHA Classics, qualifying classes for all the equitation finals and academy classes. The $200 Adult Show Pleasure Stake has been designated a Grand National class.

Tanbark will continue its tradition of providing outstanding exhibitor hospitality, daily parties and one of the finest center ring displays anywhere. New this year are baskets of goodies delivered to the box seat areas and a new food service in the coliseum serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wider variety of items, including many healthy choices. In keeping with the show’s “rose” theme, all winners get a rose bouquet with their trophy.

Exhibitors can browse the vendor area on the grounds, featuring leather clothing, designer jewelry and purses, horse-related clothing and equine supplies. Nearby attractions include the Mall of America, IKEA, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, a golf course and many shopping venues.

Videography will be by Traces CT Limited. For more information, contact show managers Doug Lindstrom at (715) 386-3966 or e-mail: or Sally Tesch at (763) 559-4896 or e-mail

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