More than 500 horses and riders will be competing at Clemson
Universityís T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena April 16-19 for the 75th
J.D. Massey Classic Horse Show.
The event will showcase professional, amateur and junior riders who
will compete for cash awards, trophies and prizes.
It is one of longest running American Saddlebred horse shows in the
Southeast. A museum will be on display at the arena to showcase the
first shows that began in 1933 at the Greenville Horse Show and
Fair. It was the inaugural show at the Garrison Arena in 1991.
Some of the main attractions will include the five-gaited,
three-gaited and fine harness championships, as well as hackney pony
and roadster horse competition.
The Wednesday show will begin at 6 p.m. and the Thursday through
Saturday shows will begin at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
All nightly shows are $5. Everyone is admitted free to matinee
Vendors will have food, jewelry, clothing, tack, furniture and other
merchandise for sale.
The arena provides a covered warm-up area, 440 permanent stalls, a
covered area for temporary stalls and full service RV sites.
Each year the JD Massey Horse Show Inc., a non-profit organization
raises funds to benefit local charity. This yearís event will
benefit the Clemson-Calhoun Rotary charities, Veterinary Technical
Program at Tri-County Technical College and the Clemson Collegiate
For more information, contact Ray Cloninger at (704) 483- 5000,
Charles Williams at (864) 646-2717 or Dan Shirley at (864) 963-8890.