Skip to content

Twin State Saddlebred Association and the Vermont Morgan Horse Association Combining for New Event



Some very exciting news concerning the horse show scene is coming from New England. A fabulous new show has been created from the partnership of two clubs. The Twin State Saddlebred Association and the Vermont Morgan Horse Association are combining to introduce the Summer Kickoff Open Horse Show. The new show will be held June 16-18, 2016, at the Tri County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Mass.  The Tri County Fairgrounds has been the longtime home of the New England Morgan Horse Show, and is a first class facility catering to the show horse. The famous outdoor ring, with its immense proportions and ringside box seating is ideal for large, competitive classes. There is an newly enlarged indoor ring with covered warm up ring in case of inclement weather. The stabling is first class and the grounds spacious with several work venues. Northampton is home to many fine restaurants and the area is very picturesque. Judges for this year’s show include Chad Cole, Missy Hanover, and John Greenall. A full slate of classes will be held for Saddlebreds, Morgans, Hackneys, Road Horses, with Open and Equitation riders represented as well. A lot of interesting activities and parties are planned which will enable The Summer Kickoff to grow into a must attend event. Mark your calendar now for what promises to be the show of the future!

Click Here for class schedule.

For more information:

Hayes Sogoloff

vtspringclassic@aol.com

 

John Lampropoulos

sheri2517@hotmail.com

More Stories

  • **Updated Event Cancellations

    Saddle Horse Report will provide daily updates to the list of canceled and postponed horse events. Read More
  • Latest Issue 9 21 20

    Read More
  • From the Desk of Marty Schaffel: Change Is Not Easy

    Robert Samuelson is a well-respected columnist on topics of economics and human behavior. He has been writing since the early ’70s.  He wrote his farewell column this week, and I excerpted the above quotation from him... Read More
  • CH Fiasco Succumbs to Heart Failure

    CH Fiasco, the first ever Western Country Pleasure World’s Champion of Champions died of heart failure September 13th at Michael Craghead Stables in Fresno, California. The big, beautiful bay gelding set the standard for the Western country pleasure division with Doug Glick. Read More
  • UPHA Update

    COVID-19 has caused many changes in our world and has had a significant impact on our sport. We have all learned to wear our face coverings, practice social distancing and elbow bump instead of shaking hands or giving hugs. It has been a steep learning curve, but our equine industry has risen to the challenge and prevailed when many other sports have faltered. Read More
  • UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show Update

    With concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our guests, community members, volunteers, and our employees is our top priority. We are working to make sure our operations will run smoothly and safely for all our attendees at the 2020 UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show in November.  Read More
  • Osteen Captures the All American Action

    Rick Osteen, official photographer at the All American Horse Classic, has proofs available online at www.rickosteen.com and despite not being able to set up his viewing table he and wife Joni are fulfilling orders as quickly as possible. Read More
  • Rock Creek Cancelled

    The Board of Directors of the Rock Creek Riding Club regret to announce that they have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show.  We had high hopes that rescheduling the traditional June show for October would allow us to do justice to the Rock Creek tradition even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read More
  • American Saddlebred Museum Accepting Consignments

    The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to accept consignments for the next Equine Art, Antique, and Rare Book Auction taking place in July 2021. To prepare for this much loved event, the Museum is accepting consignments until February 1, 2021. Read More
  • Latest Issue 9 14 20 Insert

    Read More