Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club to hold open horse shows

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club will hold a series of open horse shows June 2, July 14 and Aug. 12 at 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road.

All shows begin at 10 a.m. with five 10-years-old and under classes, including walk-trot, thread the needle, egg and spoon, cloverleaf barrels and leadline. All 10 and under classes will have a first place trophy and ribbons up to five places.

At noon, the open performance classes will begin. They include thread the needle, down and back, straight barrels, pole bending, cloverleaf barrels and stakebend. All classes have a 12 and under, 13- to 17-year-old and 18 and up divisions. All classes with eight or more entries will have a cash payback.

There will be three added money classes, including $50 added barrels, $50 added poles and $25 added stakebend. Champion and reserve will be awarded for all three age divisions at the conclusion of the three shows. Contestants must sign up to be considered for champion or reserve.

The concession stand will be open.

In the event of inclement weather, call (304) 564-3747 after 8 p.m. the evening before the show to check on possible cancellations.

For information or showbills, contact Tara Allison at (304) 564-3747.