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You don’t want to miss this segment of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show! The Saddlebred classes are loaded with chrome and flash. The atmosphere at a Saddlebred show is electric, with spectators shouting encouragement and rooting for their favorites from the stands. The most exciting classes are the Three and Five Gaited Open Championship classes. Equally exciting are the Roadster classes, shown both under saddle and in harness. Competing with the big, beautiful Saddlebreds are the Hackney ponies, just as flashy as their larger counterparts. Also not to be missed is the fine harness division, where carriages and harness can be compared to the cost of your house! And the Frisians–gentle giants of the show ring–are a special treat at Blowing Rock.

Saddlebred Photos

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Special Trophies and Awards

John Snively Memorial Trophy – Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wheeler, Sr. |  5-Gaited Championship
“Flight’s Truly Fair” Perpetual Trophy – Donated by Muff Clark Purvis |  3-Gaited Championship
J.D. Massey Perpetual Trophy – Donated by Chris Thompson |  Fine Harness Championship
Johnny Wellington Memorial Perpetual Trophy – Given in loving memory of Johnny by the Drowning Creek Farm “Family” |  Roadster Horse Championship
“Lookin’ Up” Perpetual Trophy – Donated by Susan F. Harris |  5-Gaited Amateur Stake
J.W. Dailey Perpetual Trophy – Donated by Mrs. Lynn Brennan |  5-Gaited Amateur Stake
Charles B. Austell Memorial Trophy – Donated by Mrs. Adelaide Austell Craver |  Open Roadster Pony Championship
A’Muse Me Challenge Trophy – Donated by the Michael Gordon Family |  Jr. Exhibitor 5-Gaited Stake (replaced Oscar Smith
Challenge Trophy)
Joan P. Whitesides Memorial Perpetual Trophy – Given in loving memory by her Friends |  Show Pleasure Driving Championship
Three Gaited Pony Championship Perpetual Trophy – Given in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Sam Craver, Jr. – Given by Rita Wiseman
Camp Crestridge Perpetual Trophy – Donated by Pat Borders |  3-Gaited Adult Show Pleasure Championship
“Switchboard” Perpetual Trophy – Donated by Dr. and Mrs. John Tye |  3-Gaited Show Pleasure Jr. Exhibitor Championship
Jimmy Glidewell Memorial Trophy – Donated by friends of Jimmy Glidewell |  Saddle Seat Equitation Championship
Dude’s Phantom Memorial Perpetual Trophy – Anonymous Donor |  Amateur Roadster Pony Championship
“Butterfly” Memorial Perpetual Trophy – Donated by Rick Coker Family |  Adult Country Pleasure Championship
Scott Horton Perpetual Memorial Challenge Trophy |  Leadline Class
Stephens College Junior Rider Championship – Presented by Stephens College and Caroline Shepard | $1,500.00 Scholarship to Stephens College will be awarded to the female rider who accumulates the most points in the Juvenile Five Gated division. The Scholarship can only be used by an entering freshman.