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UPHA Chapter 10 Academy Horse Show



UPHA Chapter 10 started off their show season on March 28 and 29 by hosting their semi annual Academy Horse Show at Indian Hills Sport Horse Complex in Elgin, Il. The oldest of all academy only shows that originally started out at Harmswood Stables as far back as 1970 is still alive and well. The two day show that offers classes for both Advanced and Intermediate riders on Saturday, rolls into beginner walk and trot only classes on Sunday.

Judge Julie Ann Wroble from Country Meadow Farm in Mokena, IL presided over some very competitive classes that proved the strengths of the riding programs in the Wisconsin and Illinois area. Eleven barns presented riders for her consideration in a line-up of both pleasure and equitation classes, plus some nicely executed pattern work in some very large pattern only classes that challenged riders with medallion level workouts. Show Manager Bonnie Kittridge and Dawn Atlas have done an excellent job in preserving a show that has been the starting point for many if not most of the world-class equitation riders from the Mid-west. Including the 2001 Saddle Seat Equitation Triple Crown winner Sarah Thordsen.

Krussell Stables Youth Group did a fantastic job at putting together the concession stand that was offered during the show with proceeds going to the education fund that has been set up for the two sons of John White, an area horse trainer, who we recently lost too his battle with cancer. A total of $817 was made in addition to $600 that the youth group made selling candy bars over the last several weeks.

UPHA Chapter 10 and the managers of the show would like to thank the following stables for their continued support of this show: Equitate LLC, Huntoon Stables, Knollwood Farm, Krussell Stables, MBA Equestrians, Northern Tradition, Sunset Knoll, Winsome Farm, Woodwind Farm, Rancho Del Rio, and Megan Donohue. Thank you for your continued support and we will see on November 7 and 8.

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