Kim Cowart, Marilyn Macfarlane and Bill Waller will judge the 11th annual Mid-America Mane Event Show, October 24-27 (Thursday-Sunday) at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
Three national finals programs continue at Mane Event. Returning for the fifth year is the National Horse Show “Good Hands” Finals, part of the Saddle Seat Equitation Triple Crown; the National Pleasure Equitation Olympics Finals, separate competitions for riders 13 years-and-under and riders 14 through 17 years that is sponsored by Illinois American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association; and the Hackney Youth Medallion Finals comprised of six classes for which competitors qualify by placing in an official AHHS-sanctioned Youth Medallion class.
Mane Event also offers an expansive class list with excellent options for amateurs showing performance and pleasure horses and boasts ideal facilities for showing young horses. All stabling is in enclosed barns convenient to the Coliseum. Plus, there are three warm-up rings–two indoors and a huge covered arena that includes a 50-ft. round pen–all next to the in-gate and available 24/7.
Organizers are planning a new party on Friday night in addition to Mane Event’s Saturday night exhibitor party.
Mid-America Mane Event entry booklet will be ready in August. To request a printed copy, call Show Manager Joy Meierhans at (630) 557-2575; or email JM@TheMeierhans.com. Last year’s Mane Event class list can still be viewed at www.MidAmericaHorseShow.org, where this year’s entry booklet will be available to download and print. Mane Event is produced by Mid-America Horse Show Association, one of the largest ASHA charter clubs.