Open horse shows begin Sunday

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club will sponsor three open horse shows Sunday, July 13 and Aug. 10 at 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road.

The Sunday show begins at 10 a.m. with five 10 years and under classes, including walk-trot, thread the needle, egg and spoon, cloverleaf barrels and leadline. All 10 and under classes will be awarded a first place trophy and ribbons to five places.

Open performance classes will begin at noon, following exhibition barrels. The classes include thread the needle, down and back, straight barrels, pole-bending, cloverleaf barrels and stakebend. Age divisions include 12 and under, 13- to 17-years-old and 18 and older. All classes with eight or more entries will have cash paybacks. Added-money classes include $50-added barrels, $50-added poles and $25-added stakebend. Champion and reserve will be awarded for all three age categories at the conclusion of the third show. Contestants must register for the high points to be considered for champion and reserve awards.

A concession stand will be open.

In the event of extreme inclement weather, call (304) 564-3747 after 8 p.m. the evening before a show to check on potential cancellation. For information or show bills, contact Tara Allison at (304) 564-3747 or Megan Walker at (304) 564-3598.