MHA hosts 19th midsummer classic horse show
Teri Brown will officiate as judge for the day while Craig Miller will assume the judging duties for all of the trail events. A concession stand will be available for cold drinks, light meals, and snacks.
All MHA members will be charged $4 per class (except trophy and stake classes), Non-member MHA members will be charged $5 per class (except trophy and stake classes). Entry fees for the four trophy classes (Western and English pleasure/Western and English equitation) are $10. Fees for the three $100 stake classes (trail, Western pleasure and English pleasure) are $12.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m.:
This day is devoted to English riders with a total of 28 classes. Included are: English pleasure, walk/trot; English pleasure; English equitation; hunter hack; low hunter; hunter over fences; Beginning Jumper and Intermediate Jumper. M.H.A. has also scheduled two equitation classes (one for 17 and under and the other for 18 and over) for all of the "First- and second-year riders." Three separate classes for junior horses (5 years and under) are on tap as well as two trophy classes (one for English pleasure and the other for English equitation. The morning's events include a $100 stake, English riding pattern event.
Sunday, Aug. 5, 8:30 a.m.:
Sunday is Western day, with at total of 38 classes. Included are: showmanship; halter; Western pleasure, walk/trot; Western pleasure; Western equitation and trail. Two equitation classes are included for those first and second year riders. Three classes are on tap for junior horses. Also on the schedule are two "fun" classes, super senior horse (horse 18 years and over) and the other for the Jack Benny 50 years and over, non-professional, group. Sunday's events include two trophy classes (Western pleasure and Western equitation) but the highlight of the day are two $100 stake classes (one for y rail - gambler's Choice and the other for Western riding pattern.
High-point awards will be presented in eight separate divisions: 12 and under, 13-17, 18-39, 40 and over, junior horse (5 years and under), Western horse/rider combination, English horse/rider combination, and high point overall horse/rider combination. All high point Champions and Reserve Champions in each division will be presented with awards at the conclusion of the show on Sunday afternoon. High points will be accumulated for a one horse/one rider combination (horse to be ridden by only one rider to count for any high-point award).
Note that to be eligible for consideration for any of these high-point divisions, the rider must declare their intentions to do so before the first class, No. 01, on Saturday morning.
All entries must be postmarked by Friday, July 27, 2001, however Post Entries (50 percent) will be accepted. Post entry fees will not be charged if rider is entered in at least 12 classes. Early entries would be appreciated. A limited number of stalls are available on a first come, first serve basis with initial bedding furnished by MHA Stall fees are $20 Electrical hook-ups are also available for all "out-of-towners." Not for all "early birds," the show office will be open for business at 6:30 a.m. each day.
To request a copy of the show schedule/entry forms, if you have any questions contact Pat Gaylord, show secretary, P.O. Box 160 Adin, Calif., 96006 or call 299-3310.