http://www.thebige.com/media/HorseShow.html The prestigious
Eastern States Exposition Horse Show brings some of the best horses,
riders and drivers from throughout the Northeast to West Springfield
to pit their strength and skill against each other as they compete
for top equine honors. Sponsored by Williams Distributing,
this year's events include a repositioning of dates.
It all begins with the Saddlebred, Hackney,
Morgan and Friesian Show, Sept. 17, one day before Opening Day
at the Fair, through Sept. 20, featuring the NEHC Saddle Seat Medal
Finals and ASHA Regional Championships.
The Big E Draft Horse Show has
been moved to the middle weekend of the Fair and will be held Thurs.
- Sun., Sept. 24-27. The four-day competition, usually scheduled the
final weekend of the Fair, will give fairgoers the opportunity to
experience firsthand the energy and beauty of powerful hitches of
Belgians, Clydesdales, Shires and Percherons. The highlight of the
show is the presitgious $30,000 Big E Draft Horse Challenge.
The ESE Horse Show wraps up with the Hunter,
Jumpers & Hunt Seat Equitation, Sept. 30-Oct. 4, featuring
the USHJA Zone 1 Finals.
From petite ponies to towering draft horses, there's
plenty of thrilling equestrian competition to watch, so find a seat
in the grandstand as all the action unfolds in the ring.
All horse shows are held in the Coliseum including
the 4-H Horse Show which takes place Sept. 23-26.
More Equine Action
Don't miss the famed Hallamore Clydesdales as
they participate in the Daily Parade and offer a "meet and greet" in
Farm-A-Rama at the Stroh Building.
The Big E takes place Sept. 18-Oct. 4 at Eastern
States Exposition on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield, Mass. For
tickets and more information please visit www.TheBigE.com or call
The Big E Info Line at 413-205-5115.