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Youth Charity Horse Show Announces 2003 Plans

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Youth Charity Horse Show, “Kids helping kids,” October 10-12, is announcing plans for its 2003 show. Judges will be Curt Summers, Western judge; Debra Cain, Saddleseat judge; Dr. Andrea Schocker, Hunter judge; Joan Pecora, Dressage judge and Chrissy Dotson is the Trail judge. Pre-entry deadline is September 1, 2003, and post-entry deadline is September 2 through the show.

This year’s Youth Charity Horse Show, held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, runs three days with classes running all day beginning at 8 a.m. through approximately 10 p.m. daily and is free and open to the public.

A sampling of the many activities to be held during the Youth Show include: Frday - reining competition under the covered arena next to the Coliseum; trail competition Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning Barn 13 will hold the Dressage competition. The balance of the competition will be held in the historic Coliseum.

Braveheart Therapeutic Riding Center “Where all riders are equal in the saddle” is the show’s designated charity for 2003. After months of planning, Braveheart Therapeutic Ridding program began in July 1998. Its beginnings were humble. Facilities and horse were generously loaned, equipment was thankfully borrowed and volunteers came forward and students began arriving in ages ranging from 6-35. Braveheart was born!

Braveheart is a not-for-profit association offering horseback riding instruction to people of all ages with physical, emotional, mental and/or social difficulties.

For more information about the Youth Charity Horse Show call 217-629-9587.

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