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Youth Charity Horse Show announces 2005 details

SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Youth Charity Horse Show, October 7-9, 2005, is announcing details of its 22nd annual show. Judges will be: Western division, John Edward Tabb; Hunter division, Nancy Roth; Saddle Seat division, Wanda Funk; Dressage division, Joan Pecora; and the Trail division, Colleen Scherer. Premium books will be mailed the first week in August. Entries must be postmarked by
Sept. 1, 2005
, to avoid post entry fees, however, post entries will be accepted through the show.

The Youth Charity Horse Show is held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum and runs three days with class sessions beginning at
8 a.m. through approximately 10 p.m.
daily and is free and open to the public.

The Youth Charity Horse Show, an all-volunteer organization whose mission is Kids Helping Kids, has donated its annual proceeds to an area charity and has brought riders aged 18 and under together for a fun-filled weekend of competitive showmanship and camaraderie since 1983. To date the Youth Charity Horse show has donated $75,000 to
Springfield and Central Illinois charities. This year's charity is the Central Illinois Riding Therapy program located in
PeoriaIll., a non-profit organization that offers horseback riding lessons to people with physical, emotional, mental and/or social difficulties.

A sampling of the many activities to be held during the Youth Show includes: Reining, Friday under the covered arena next to the Coliseum; Trail, Saturday afternoon; Hunters and Jumpers over fences in the Coliseum Saturday; and Sunday morning Barn 13 will hold the Dressage competitions. Most of the competition will be held in the historic Coliseum including the many fun classes such as Egg & Spoon, Musical Chairs and Costume classes.

For more information about the Youth Charity Horse Show call 217-629-9587 or go to the Youth Show's website at

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