Midwest Charity Horse Show has announced informational updates for its 80th annual show, to be held June 15-19, 2021 in Springfield, Illinois. Daily performances will be 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., with a distinguished panel of judges: Heather Boodey, Franklinton, North Carolina; Sarah Russell, Wesley Chapel, Florida; Annalize van der Walt, Shelbyville, Kentucky; and Haley Miller, Fontana, Kansas. New classes for 2021 include: Road Horse Under Saddle and championship, Saddle & Bridle Working Western Pleasure, and Opportunity Open Western Trail.
Prize lists will be posted to the show website, www.midwestcharity.com, soon or available by request. New for Midwest this year, Show Secretary Cheryl Rangel will be accepting entries electronically through www.gaitkeeper.com.
Midwest offers classes for American Saddlebreds, Saddleseat Equitation, Hackney Ponies, Roadsters, Morgans, Arabians, Half-Arabians and open breeds. Midwest’s Open Breed Opportunity/non-rated classes include: English Pleasure (non-ASB), Park/Harness (non-ASB) and Pleasure Driving (non-ASB) for performance horses. Additionally, the Open Breed classes offer Hunter, Carriage Driving, Western Trail and 12 & Under Pleasure.
Midwest’s 2021 edition will be held in the Coliseum of Champions, once again allowing exhibitors to fully enjoy their favorite village-like horse complex. The new lighting, fans and renovations of this iconic facility make every seat a great one and will only enhance the spectator’s viewing experience. Due to a limited number of stalls available, tack stalls will be limited.
The show's longtime, generous supporters enabled it to donate $7,000 to the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Camp COCO from proceeds of its 2019 multi-breed show. Since its inception, the Midwest Charity Horse Show, an all-volunteer, nonsubsidized organization, has donated its annual proceeds to a Springfield area charity and has selected Camp COCO as the beneficiary since 1988, creating an endowment fund, with a cumulative donation totaling more than $247,000.
For more information about the Midwest Charity Horse Show, call Show Manager/President, Carole Kennedy at 217-414-1900. Those who are online can visit www.midwestcharity.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/midwestcharity to check for updates regarding the 2021 show.
-- via Midwest Charity Horse Show