The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

May 22, 2013

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Bluegrass hosts first-ever horse show

June 1 at Madison County Fairgrounds

RICHMOND — Many times, when people think of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, they think of the organization’s fundraiser Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

But this year, BBBS of the Bluegrass is trying something new.

“Based on the response that I’ve gotten from our community and surrounding communities, I’m expecting a big event,” said Rhonda Middleton, BBBS of the Bluegrass regional program manager.

The “good ole fashioned fun horse show” is scheduled June 1 at the Madison County Fairgrounds. The event will start at 5 p.m., rain or shine, she said.

The idea of organizing a horse show is “so close to my heart,” said Middleton, who has horses of her own.

More than 20 classes are available such as for walking horses, Quarter horses, Mountain horses and racking horses.

Some classes also are specified for different ages and groups of people, she said.

The event will feature a pole-bending competition and a dead heat race, too.

Admission is $5. Concessions are available as well as a chance to bid on items in the silent auction.

The entry fee for all classes is $10, except for the “open walking championship” class, which is $20.

Each class will be awarded six ribbons and the top three places will receive cash prizes. The amounts of the cash prizes are to be determined, Middleton said.

A Little Brother in the program is scheduled to sing at intermission and during breaks, she said. Several Big Brother, Big Sister matches have volunteered to help in other ways.

Horses may be entered at the time of the event.

For details, contact Middleton at (859) 338-6818 or at rmiddleton@ bbbs-bluegrass.org.

Crystal Wylie can be reached at cwylie@richmondregister.com or 623-1669, Ext. 6696.

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