FENCE’s April 5 Open Show currently taking entriesPublished 7:26pm Thursday, March 6, 2014
It’s time to sign up, saddle up and have some fun: FENCE’s April 5 Open Horse Show is now open for entries.
This will be FENCE’s fourth Open Show, a multi-discipline, all breed extravaganza with 46 classes of great variety: English, Hunt Seat, Western and Gaited.
Those rider and spectator favorites are back – Trail, Egg and Spoon, and Pepsi Challenge classes – to pit riders of all disciplines against each other.
Open show competitors can win trophies, ribbons and high point awards, with a certified judge presiding.
The show incorporates some changes based on past competitor feedback:
• New classes include Western Disciplined Rail and Hunt Seat Road Hack.
• Halter Classes (3 years and older) are divided into English and Western.
• Advance registrations earn a 20 percent discount.
• The second half of the show will not start before 12:30 p.m., limiting wait time for hunt seat and English exhibitors.
All Open Show proceeds will benefit FENCE. “Our first three Open Shows generated a gratifying amount of proceeds, which were contributed to FENCE to support its many programs and activities,” said Open Horse Show Committee Member Sally Rock. “We especially want to thank the companies and individuals whose sponsorship of show classes enables us to maximize our donation to FENCE. We hope everyone will join us for a fun show like no other, and support this fabulous community resource at the same time.”
Entry forms and releases are available at www.fence.org.
A complete show program listing sponsors will be available by March 15, and show updates can be found on Facebook.com/OpenHorseShowsintheUpstate.