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UPHA 14 Planning Symphony of Horses to Celebrate Spring Premiere's 25th Year

Excitement abounds at UPHA Chapter 14 where preliminary plans are underway to bring back its famed Symphony Of Horses. Long an innovative chapter, UPHA 14 was the leader in blending the beauty of championship horses, ponies, riders and drivers with a stage production featuring the melodic and inspiring sounds of a large orchestra as well as state of the art lighting, sound and costuming.

The memories of industry greats like Harlem Globetrotter, Noble Flaire, Supreme Heir, and Ambition performing in front of 5,000 people at the Eastern States Expo Center in W. Springfield, Mass., along with many of our own New England stars, have inspired the horse show committee to hold the symphony one more time in conjunction with the celebration of the twenty-fifth edition of the UPHA 14 Spring Premiere.

Friday, April 20, 2007 is the night slated for the event which has been the talk of the town in W. Springfield and across the equine community. Plans are for national and local television celebrities as well as Broadway stars to be a part of the festivities. The committee is also in negotiations for the show to be televised live. It will be a night you won’t want to miss.

For more information on how you can participate, sponsor or help in the production of the Symphony Of Horses there will be a planning meeting on Saturday, April 22, 30 minutes after the last class of the morning session. The meeting will take place in the hospitality area of Barn C at the Eastern States Fairgrounds.

Event chairman is Larry Cassenti with Jeff Gove as vice chairman for business management and Raye Lynn Funkhouser as vice chairman for technical program and music. For information on Morgan participation you may contact Jeff Gove (508)341-2263 or Harry Sebring (413) 448-5300; for Saddlebreds participation Gary Garone (603)239-6588 or Lynn McNamara (860)666-6078; or Hackney, Friesian and other breeds, Rodney Hicks (413)448-5300.

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