The Des Moines Springfest Horse Show, scheduled for April 25 - 28, is pleased to announce its selection of Tammie Conatser of Nicholasville, Kentucky, as the 2013 horse show judge. She will judge a full schedule of events including UPHA Classics and Challenge Cup classes, Saddle and Bridle qualifiers, Open classes and Academy sessions. New this year will be the NHS “Good Hands” Equitation class, a Junior Exhibitor Park qualifier and Championship, a Park Pleasure Junior Championship and an Open Hunter Prospect class. The show will be held in the beautiful state of the art Jacobson Arena at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Springfest is famous for its hospitality events, including morning pastries and coffee, lunches and evening events. A special Junior Exhibitor breakfast and activities are planned for Saturday morning, April 27. Join in for “Pony Pitch” to raise money for Blank Children’s Hospital, with the winning pitch sharing the jackpot with Blank. Returning this year is the Trainer’s Incentive; each trainer’s name is entered in a drawing for a $100 cash prize each session of the horse show. Don’t forget your stable dogs and family pets for the pet-in-costume class with prizes for all participants.
Premium Books will be mailed by March 1 but are now available online at www.desmoinesspringfest.com or www.horseshowcalendar.com. For more information, please visit our website or contact show manager Lenard Davenport, 417-888-0686, firstname.lastname@example.org or show chair Susan Aschenbrenner, 515-278-2714, email@example.com.