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6:10 AM Tue, Sept. 25th

Equestrian Association to put on all breed show Sept. 2

The Chino Valley Equestrian Association is putting on an All Breed Open Horse Show over Labor Day Weekend.

Held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, it’s basically going to be a three-ring circus at the Equestrian Park, said Board Secretary Jean McFadzen.

“We’re real excited about offering this kind of show,” McFadzen said, adding the organization put on a similar show last year benefitting Blue Moon Rescue and Sanctuary. “This is a sharpened up program.”

There’s also been a lot of buzz over social media for the show, she said. It will have walk/trot and walk/trot/canter divisions for Western, English, Driving, Trail, Ranch Riding and Gaited Riding. It’s $15 per class or $50 for unlimited classes with a $5 arena fee for Association members or $10 for non-members. Everyone will get ribbons and there will be concessions, McFadzen said.

The office opens at 8 a.m. and 38 classes are planned. Stallions must be handled by persons over the age of 21.

Judges are Kelsey Johnson for Western, English, Driving and Ranch Riding along with Kiersten Kuzmanic for Trail and Gaited Riding. They are professional judges.

While last year’s show benefitted Blue Moon Rescue and Sanctuary, this show is entirely for the benefit of the Chino Valley Equestrian Park, McFadzen said.

“We’d like to clear about $1,200,” she said. “It’s going to be a nice one.”

The Chino Valley Equestrian Center is located at 2208 Equestrian Way in Old Home Manor. For more information about the All Breed Open Horse Show, email cvea.az@gmail.com.