Friday, September 2, 2011

Horse Show

Teens plan horse show

If you know any horse enthusiasts, you probably know that enthusiast is an understatement.  Horse lovers are passionate about horses in so many ways.  Jacqueline Walczak and Jazmyne Maxwell are carrying their passion for horses to a new level.  The two Watauga High students have avidly participated in horse show for years.   They have traveled across the state to participate in horse shows.  Several years ago, they participated in the local 4-H horse show.  With a gap of several years in that show, the teens saw many reasons to continue to have a local show and decided to do something about it.  They began initiating their vision for a local horse show to re-emerge.  Now, all their work and planning is coming to fruition.  The Blue Ridge Open Charity Horse Show will be held the weekend of September 24-25 at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve.

The teens took the best from horse shows they had been to and created their own class list with different horse competitions.  The show is for all ages and abilities and is designed to be fun.  They also felt it important to donate proceeds to charity and have selected animal friendly charities to support.   They are eager to share the fun and enthusiasm with others.

To support or attend the show, visit their website or call Watauga County 4-H at 828-264-3061.  They are even on Facebook.  The date to pre-register is Friday, September 9, but participants may register the day of the event as well.  Pre-registration forms, manuals and more information are posted at

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