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presents

The

2019 MID STATES SEASON

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SUMMERFEST - June 5-9, 2019

ENCORE - June 12-16, 2019

FALLSeptember 11-15, 2019

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2019 MID STATES PRIZE LIST – revised 6.4.19

Changes include:

  • The .65m or .70m division is a Non-Pro division.  It replaces what used to be Opportunity classes.  This affects classes: 516,[5167], 517,[5177], 518,[5187], and 519,[5197].
  • We have added a .75m or .80m Non-Pro division as well.  This is in addition to the .75m or .80m Open division.  The numbers in the Prize List are incorrect, but they are correctly listed in the schedule:  These numbers are: 462,[4628], 463,[4638], 464,[4648].
  • The Thoroughbred Jumper division was missing from the Prize List, but is now included.
  • There is a mistake on the schedule that lists the QRHC Variable Classic as 1.25m or 1.30m.  Per the Prize List this class will be 1.20m or 1.25m.
  • Entrants in the .95m or 1.00m Low Pony Jumper will not receive USEF HOTY points.  To receive HOTY points Pony Jumper classes must be a minimum of 1.05m.  This affects classes: 1433,[14331], 1434,[14341], and 1435,[14351].
  • Hunter Breeding judges.   Summerfest:  Mr. Irving Evans.  Encore:  Mr. James Clapperton.
  • Certified Schooling Supervisors.  Summerfest:  Ms. Pam Keeler.  Encore: Dr. Kim Houlding.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2019 MID STATES MASTER TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

! ! ! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CURRENT 2019 SUMMERFEST SCHEDULE ! ! !

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SUMMERFEST ENTRY BLANK

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENCORE ENTRY BLANK

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FALL ENTRY BLANK

MID STATES SUMMERFEST  – June 5-9, 2019

Officials:

  • Hunters and Equitation:     Irving Evans – Fremont, NH
  • Hunters and Equitation:     Bobby Dreyer – Ocala, FL
  • Jumpers:                                 Paul Sullivan – Jenks, OK
  • Course Designer:                  Charles Throckmorton – Fort Collins, CO
  • Steward:                                  Kim Houlding – Madrid, IA

Featuring:

  • $20,000 Mid States Grand Prix
  • $5,000 Variable 1.20m or 1.25m Classic
  • $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • $2,000 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby

 

MID STATES ENCORE – June 12-16, 2019

Officials:

  • Hunters and Equitation:     James Clapperton – Ocala, FL
  • Hunters and Equitation:     Greg Franklin – Hampshire, IL
  • Jumpers:                                 Paul Sullivan – Jenks, OK
  • Course Designer:                  Chris Collman – Cave Creek, AZ
  • Steward:                                  Robyn Eden – Omaha, NE

Featuring:

  • $20,000 Mid States Grand Prix
  • $5,000 Variable 1.20m or 1.25m Classic
  • $5,000 UEE Poise and Brilliance Hunter Classic
  • $1,000 Pony Hunter Classic
  • Zone 6 Zandra Powers Horsemanship Class

 

MID STATES FALL – September 11-15, 2019

Officials:

  • Hunters and Equitation:     Ronald Beachy – Crestwood, KY
  • Hunters and Equitation:     Peggy Beachy – Crestwood, KY
  • Jumpers:                                 Paul Sullivan – Jenks, OK
  • Course Designer:                  Mike Pegg – Ontario, CAN
  • Steward:                                  Robyn Eden – Omaha, NE

Featuring:

  • $15,000 Barb Aherns Memorial Grand Prix
  • $5,000 Variable 1.20m or 1.25m Classic
  • $2,000 MSHS Hunter Pairs Classic
  • Zone 6 HOTY Championships
  • MHJA Medal Finals

2019 Mid States Prize List – revised 6.4.19

2019 Mid States Master Tentative Schedule

2019 Tentative Summerfest Schedule – 6.4.19

2019 Summerfest Entry Blank

2019 Encore Entry Blank

2019 Fall Entry Blank

2019 Stabling Reservation Form

2019 Mid States Bio-Security Policy

2019 Equine Event Health Declaration Form

2019 Equine Vaccination Records Card

SAVE THE DATES – 2019 MSHS Show Schedule

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Say What?

The 2019 MSHS Dates have been announced!?

Yes! You heard correctly!  The 2019 MSHS calendar is official!  Join us beginning in June of 2019 for another great season of showing in Mason City, IA at the North Iowa Events Center.

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Our shows have something for everyone and are exhibitor friendly!  A quality facility, friendly staff, fair pricing, and fun competition await you at all our events!  We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

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Stay Tuned!  Prize List Coming Soon!!

Summer Show Success!

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The Mid States Summer Series concluded on Sunday June 17, 2018 when the last round of the two weeks finished up in the 2’9″ Non-Pro Hunter Classic.  After that, the North Iowa Events Center, that was bustling with activity from the two weeks before that moment, became quieter and quieter as the exhibitors gathered their things, packed their trailers, and headed off to their next destination.  It was fun filled 2 weeks with good competition, great horses, and even better friends! Mother Nature displayed her ability to rapidly change her mood, as we experienced the gambit of weather.  From beautiful sunny skies and moderate temperatures on schooling day of the first week, to jacket weather, then on to massive amounts of rain, a tornado warning, and flooding, and then back to abundant amounts of sunshine…leading to the 3 concluding days reaching temperatures in the lower 90′s.  Yet, we hardy horse show attendees push on through nature’s challenges and we had a fantastic time anyway! After the majority of the horses and people had left, and much of the fences, tents, office, and equipment had been put away, it started raining…again.  The downpour was brief, and quite refreshing actually as the temperature dropped to a more comfortable range, and afterwards mother nature left an exclamation point on the two weeks with a complete double rainbow:

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  Here is a look back on the final week of competition. For the Spring Show recap, please CLICK HERE.

MID STATES SUMMER SHOW

June 13-17, 2018

The Mid States Summer horse show took place at the North Iowa Events Center in Mason City, IA on June 13-17, 2018.  There were no tornadoes or floods this week, but the temperatures were hot!  And, so was the competition.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE $5,000 POISE AND BRILLIANCE HUNTER CLASSIC

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE $20,000 MID STATES SUMMER GRAND PRIX

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Tracy Grandstrand and “Fair Enough”

Tracy and “Leroy” had an amazing two weeks.  They were the victors in the Spring show Welcome Stake, as well as the $10,000 Mid States Jumper Classic during the Spring show.  Their hot streak continued into week 2!  Tracy came 2nd only to Ashley Woodhouse-Slade and her “Finnley” in what turned out to be an electrifying Welcome Stake:

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NOTE: The show went on lightning delay as soon as this round was completed.

Then Tracy and “Fair Enough” returned to the ring as the 2nd to last competitor in the $20,000 Mid States Grand Prix and laid down a very smooth and organized clear round over the track set by course designer Michael Pegg.  The pair were the first to go clean in the class of 11 competitors.  The last to go in the competition were the formidable team of Michael Burnett and “Iron”.  Michael laid down a very solid effort and were on the way to guarantee a jump off, when a minor mistake at the final combination caused them the back rail of the oxer-vertical combination and then a 2nd rail coming out on the vertical.  And just like that, Tracy was crowned the WINNER for 2 weeks in a row!  CONGRATULATIONS TRACY!!

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Another exciting thing during the Grand Prix was the unveiling of the brand new Connaway & Associates jump!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE $500 WRIGHT RUN FARMS ADULT HUNTER CLASSIC

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Kim Leslie and “Snow Day”

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE EQUINE EXCHANGE CHAMPIONS FROM BOTH WEEKS

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Week 1 Equine Exchange 3′ Green Hunter Champion (left): Stephanie Peterson and “Justified”

Week 2 Equine Exchange 3’3″/3’6″ Junior Hunter Champion (right): Emily Bell and “Kije’s Fancy”

In addition to all the competitive action, we also had some educational opportunities as well!  Thanks in large part to the MHJA, we hosted an “Ask the Judge” question and answer session and ice cream social following the $5,000 UEE Poise and Brilliance Hunter Classic on Friday.  This was also used as a platform to promote the Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant test that the MHJA and Mid States Horse Shows were hosting for the Juniors in our Zone.  The Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant consists of a horsemanship test for 4 age groups.  The winner of each age group would be awarded a $100 grant to help support the equine education.  Typically this is set up for pony riders, but our Zone was granted special permission to open the test up to all juniors.  In all there were 38 participants that took the exam.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE EMERSON BURR HORSEMANSHIP GRANT

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Madeline Lewis (Trainer – Alex McKay) – 8 years old and younger.

Bella Castro (Trainer – Jane Martinson) – 9-11 years old.

Quinn Lee O’Halloran (Trainer – Alex McKay) – 12-14 years old.

Grace Griffin (Trainer – Bill Nunn) – 15-17 years old.

All in all, it was a fantastic two weeks of showing at the North Iowa Events Center in Mason City, IA.  A HUGE THANK YOU to all our exhibitors, trainers, parents, volunteers, staff, and sponsors!  It is no small feat to make these shows what they are, and everyone plays a very significant role.  Thank you again for joining us and making the Mid States Horse Shows Summer Series a raging success!!

Join us again in the Fall for the remaining shows on our schedule.  

September 12-16, 2018 – Mid States Fall Show

September 19-23, 2018 – Mid States Season Finale

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Thank you again to our sponsors!

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Mid States Spring Show Summary!

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MID STATES SPRING SHOW
2018

The Mid States Spring show is a wrap!  Thank you to all the exhibitors that came down to join us for our first show of the season.  Also, a huge THANK YOU to all the hard working Mid States staff that makes the whole thing possible.  Additional thanks to our sponsors!

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It was a great show with some quality competition and some interesting weather!  We certainly appreciate everyone’s understanding with dealing with the varying mood swings provided by Mother Nature!  Here are some of the highlights from the week:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE $5,000 USHJA NATIONAL HUNTER DERBY

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Tasha Urban and “Mr. Al Capone”, pictured here with husband, and hard working Crew Foreman Mikey Urban.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE $10,000 MID STATES JUMPER CLASSIC

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Tracy Grandstrand and “Fair Enough”.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE ZONE 6 CHILD/ADULT HANDY CHALLENGE

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Lucia Ament and “Independence”.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE ZONE 6 JUNIOR/AMATEUR HANDY CHALLENGE

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Lisa Brustman and “Social Butterfly”.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE $500 ADULT HUNTER CLASSIC
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Courtney Harker and “Cortina BZ”

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHAMPION OF THE 3′ GREEN HUNTER DIVISION
BROUGHT TO YOU BY EQUINE EXCHANGE

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Stephanie Peterson and “Justified”

Congratulations to our winners for the week, as well as ALL of our exhibitors!!

Part of our mission at Mid States Horse Shows is to produce high quality events in a enjoyable and friendly, yet competitive environment.  Our shows are designed to provide something for everyone, and provide a pipeline for exhibitors and horses alike to develop their skills and achieve new goals!  We have classes from ground poles to Grand Prix with a little bit of everything in between.  Rain or shine, we try to provide the best show experience possible.

Speaking of the weather!  We certainly go to experience quite the array of weather this past week.  From sunshine to tornados, we got a taste of it all!

Here are some other pictures from the week:

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Thank you all again for the wonderful memories!

Join us here at the North Iowa Events Center for our second week of competition at the Mid States Summer Series

Mid States Summer
June 13-17, 2018

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2018 Mid States Prize List AVAILABLE!!

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Greetings friends!

It’s that time of year again… time to kick off the 2018 Mid States Horse Shows Season!!

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! ! ! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2018 MID STATES PRIZE LIST ! ! !

Join us at the North Iowa Events Center
in Mason City, IA

for

4 Great Weeks of Quality Hunter/Jumper Action!

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MID STATES SPRING – JUNE 6-10, 2018

2018 Mid States Prize List

2018 Mid States Spring Entry Blank

2018 Mid States Spring Tentative Schedule

ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 23, 2018

MID STATES SUMMER – JUNE 13-17, 2018

2018 Mid States Prize List

2018 Mid States Summer Entry Blank

2018 Mid States Summer Tentative Schedule

ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 30, 2018

MID STATES FALL – SEPTEMBER 12-16, 2018

2018 Mid States Prize List

2018 Mid States Fall Entry Blank

2018 Mid States Fall Tentative Schedule

ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 29, 2018

MID STATES SEASON FINALE – SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2018

2018 Mid States Prize List

2018 Mid States Season Finale Entry Blank

2018 Mid States Season Finale Tentative Schedule

ENTRIES CLOSE SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

Please contact Dan Urban at 619-820-3802, or danurban311@gmail.com for any questions or comments.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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2018 Mid States Spring and Summer Shows!

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proudly presents:

THE MID STATES SPRING SHOW
JUNE 6-10, 2018

THE MID STATES SUMMER SHOW
JUNE 13-17, 2018

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THE MID STATES SPRING SHOW – JUNE 6-10, 2018

ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 23, 2018.  Be sure to submit your stall reservations prior to closing date to receive the discounted stall pricing!! 

Discounted Stall Rate (prior to closing date):

$180 or $195 (Lester barn)

Normal Stall Rate (after closing date):

$195 or $210 (Lester barn)

Featuring:

  • $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • $1,000 Jr/AO Hunter Classic
  • $500 Children’s and $500 Adult Hunter Classics
  • $1,500 Jr/AO Jumper Classic
  • $1,500 Child/Adult Jumper Classic
  • $20,000 Grand Prix

Officials:

  • Ellen Gates (Hunters, HB, H/J Eq) – San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Mark Tomopkins (Hunters, H/J Eq) – Clare, MI
  • Paul Sullivan (Jumpers) – Jenks, OK
  • Robyn Eden (Steward) – Omaha, NE
  • Charles Throckmorton (Course Designer) – Fort Collins, CO

! ! ! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE STABLING REQUEST FORM ! ! !

OR

Contact Patrice Urban at 402-689-0669 or Purbs1@aol.com

2018 Mid States Prize List

2018 Mid States Spring Entry Blank

2018 Mid States Spring Tentative Schedule

2018 Mid States Bio-Security Policy

2018 Equine Event Health Declaration Form

2018 Equine Event Vaccination Card

 

THE MID STATES SUMMER SHOW – JUNE 13-17, 2018

ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 30, 2018.  Be sure to submit your stall reservations prior to closing date to receive the discounted stall pricing!! 

Discounted Stall Rate (prior to closing date):

$180 or $195 (Lester barn)

Normal Stall Rate (after closing date):

$195 or $210 (Lester barn)

Featuring:

  • $5,000 UEE Poise & Brilliance Hunter Classic
  • $1,000 Jr/AO Hunter Classic
  • $500 Children’s and $500 Adult Hunter Classics
  • $1,500 Jr/AO Jumper Classic
  • $1,500 Child/Adult Jumper Classic
  • $20,000 Grand Prix

Officials:

  • Sharon Stewart-Wells (Hunters, HB, H/J Eq) – Carlsbad, CA
  • Betsy Perry (Hunters, H/J Eq) – Wellington, FL
  • Paul Sullivan (Jumpers) – Jenks, OK
  • Robyn Eden (Steward) – Omaha, NE
  • Michael Pegg (Course Designer) – Ontario, CANADA

! ! ! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE STABLING REQUEST FORM ! ! !

OR

Contact Patrice Urban at 402-689-0669 or Purbs1@aol.com

2018 Mid States Prize List

2018 Mid States Summer Entry Blank

2018 Mid States Summer Tentative Schedule

2018 Mid States Bio-Security Policy

2018 Equine Event Health Declaration Form

2018 Equine Event Vaccination Card

 

Join us again in the Fall for the conclusion of the 2018 season!

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THE MID STATES FALL SHOW – SEPTEMBER 12-16, 2018

$15,000 Barn Ahern’s Memorial Grand Prix

$2,500 UEE Poise & Brilliance Hunter Classic

THE MID STATES SEASON FINALE SHOW – SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2018

$15,000 Table III Speed Derby

$2,000 MSHS Pairs Hunter Classic – COSTUME CLASS!!

We can’t wait to see you there!

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2018 Dates Announced!

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proudly presents

2018 MID STATES HORSE SHOWS SHOW SEASON

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Mid States Spring – June 6-10, 2018 – USEF “National” Rated
Mid States Summer – June 13-17, 2018 – USEF “National” Rated

Mid States Fall – September 12-16, 2018 – USEF “National” Rated
Mid States Season Finale – September 19-23, 2018 – USEF “National” Rated

Happy New Year everyone!  We at Mid States Horse Shows are looking forward to another great year in 2018!  Join us at the historic North Iowa Events Center in Mason City, IA for a total of 4 high quality Hunter/Jumper events.  A top notch showing environment awaits you in Mason City with our great competitions, friendly staff, and good friends.

In 2018 be on the lookout for the following highlights:

  1. A return to the traditional 2 week format during our Summer Series!  We at Mid States put a lot of thought into he format of our June shows for 2018.  In the end, we decided that the decision that provided the most benefit for all (our equine friends included) would be to return to the traditional 2 week format.  The shows will occur on their normal dates beginning with the “Spring” show on June 6-10, 2018.  Join us for our most exciting shows of the season!
  2. 2 weeks in the Fall!  We at Mid States are thrilled to announce the opportunity to bring back the Mid States Season Finale show, September 19-23, 2018!  Coming back for it’s second season, we hope that everyone can join us for a VERY FUN week of horse showing!  The inaugural edition of the show last Fall had beautiful weather, a hilarious costume pairs class, and a very exciting $15,000 Speed Derby!  We would be thrilled to see everyone in September for TWO WEEKS!

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The “Butterflies” say 2017 was swell, but we can’t wait for 2018!!

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Finale Fun!

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Join us for some FINALE FUN!!

Zone 6 Zandra Powers Horsemanship Class
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Join us on Sunday morning for an Equitation class that highlights horsemanship!

  • Open to any Junior or Amateur riders with an active USEF/USHJA membership that resides in Zone 6.
  • 3’ and 3’6” sections.
  • 3 phase competition.  1) Written Test.  2) Over Fences Class.  3) Work Off.

 

$2,000 MSHS Hunter Pairs Classic
Friday, September 22, 2017

Join us on Friday for what should be a very fun and entertaining Hunter class.  This will be a team competition, with 2 horse/rider combinations, in a two-round Hunter Classic.

  • 1st team member does first round.  2nd team member does second round.  Open numeric scoring system.  Jump the first fence of the first course, and the last fence of the second course ABREAST for additional style points.
  • Scores from both rounds and the pairs style fences will be combined for a Final Score to determine placing.
  • A 2’6”, 2’9”, 3’, 3’3”, 3’6” and 3’9” section will all be offered.
  • COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!!  A special prize will be awarded for the best costume!  If not wearing a costume, formal attire is required.

 

$15,000 Table III Speed Derby
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mixing things up a bit, we changed our normal Grand Prix class to a Table III Speed Derby.  The Table III scoring format is a faults converted Speed Class.  So, if a rail falls watch for an increase in pace!  Join us on Saturday for what should be an exciting class to watch!

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USHJA Town Hall Meeting – Friday September 15, 2017

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USHJA TOWN HALL MEETING

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USHJA President Mary Babick

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Join us during the UEE Poise & Brilliance Classic on Friday under the tent by the GP ring for an excellent class, an exhibitor party, and a great town hall meeting with USHJA President Mary Babick!!

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REVISED FALL SCHEDULE AVAILABLE!! – 9.12.17

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Greetings friends,

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UPDATED PRIZE LIST, REVISED FALL SCHEDULE, AND SEASON FINALE SCHEDULE AND ENTRY BLANKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

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! ! ! DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED 2017 MID STATES PRIZE LIST HERE ! ! !

! ! ! DOWNLOAD THE REVISED FALL SCHEDULE HERE ! ! ! – 9.12.17

MID STATES SEASON FINALE

! ! ! DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED 2017 MID STATES PRIZE LIST HERE ! ! !

! ! ! DOWNLOAD THE SEASON FINALE SCHEDULE HERE ! ! ! – 9.12.17

! ! ! DOWNLOAD THE SEASON FINALE ENTRY BLANK HERE ! ! !

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