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Dallas Harvest Horse Show Fast Facts

EVENT: Dallas Harvest Horse Show, with classes that benefit Habitat for Horses.

WHAT: Tyler's most prestigious horse show. The 'AA' rated show is one of the most prestigious horse shows in Texas. An important stop on any show tour, the expansive show grounds cater to exhibitors and horses with top-notch facilities and services. Dallas Harvest Horse Show is unsurpassed in hospitality, offering complimentary breakfast every morning of competition, exhibitor dinners, daily snacks and cold drinks as well as several ticketed parties, with the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Horses.

Sanctioned and recognized by: United States Equestrian Federation, Rated AA in hunters and three star in jumpers; Texas Hunter Jumper Association, Rated A, Equiventure/Antares Challenge. The show is great for equestrians who want top competition and a friendly atmosphere. Judges: Mindy Darst, Betty Oare, Ginger Black, Mike Lowry, and Lewis Pack.

Dallas Harvest Horse Show is known for its great hospitality, friendly ambiance and top competition. A "From the Judge's Perspective" USJHA Judges Clinic will be held free of charge for all who would like to attend, a silent auction, Hunter Derby Reception sponsored by Tyler Plastic Surgery, a Grand Prix "Team" Calcutta & Exhibitor Dinner, and a Sunday Grand Prix Brunch, all benefiting Habitat are in the schedule. Classes include the $25,000 Dallas Harvest Grand Prix benefiting Habitat for Horses, the $15,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby, the $5,000 Jumper Classic, the $3,000 Welcome Stake sponsored by Nordic Lights Farm & The Bruheim Family, and the $2,500 Children's/Adult Jumper Classic.

WHERE: Texas Rose Horse Park; 14078 South Highway 110 North, Tyler, Texas 75704

WHEN: November 5-9, 2008

ADMISSION: Free for spectators.

PARKING: Convenient on site parking.

VIP SEATING: Tables and tickets for the Grand Prix Brunch and Hunter Derby Reception are available. The Hospitality Tent offers seats overlooking the ring. A table for the Grand Prix & Brunch and admission for eight to the Hunter Derby Reception includes eight seats and is $800. A table for the Grand Prix and Brunch (Priority Seating) is $750. Tickets for the Grand Prix, Brunch and Hunter Derby Reception are $100 each. Tickets for the Grand Prix and Brunch are $75 each. Tickets for the Hunter Derby Reception are $50 each. Seating is limited. You can include a separate check with your entries, payable to Southbound Show Management, and send to Southbound Show Management, 785 W. Jester Rd., Argyle, TX 76226.

DIRECTIONS: From the east (Shreveport area) take the I-20 west to the Van/Tyler, Highway 110 (exit #548). Turn left/south. Go approximately one mile. The equestrian center is on the left.

From the west (Dallas area) take the I-20 east to the Van/Tyler, Highway 110 (exit #548). Turn left/south. Go approximately one mile. The equestrian center is on the left.

From the South (Houston area) take US 287 north to TX-155 towards Tyler. At FM-2661 turn left. Turn left onto TX-64, right on to CR-413, then left at FM-724. Follow FM-724 to CR-42 and turn right. At TX-110 turn left. The equestrian center is on the right.

From the south (San Antonio area) take I-35 north to US-84, turn right. Follow US-84 to TX-31, turn right. At FM-314 take a left, then right on to FM-279, then left on to FM-314, then right on to CR-4906. At CR-4907 turn left to a turn right on to CR-4908 (This road turns into CR-426). At CR-422 take a right, then right on to FM-1955 and right on to TX-110. The equestrian center is on the right.

THE CHARITY: The Dallas Harvest Horse Show is a very active supporter and contributor to Habitat for Horses. This charity has been in operation for the past 10 years. Habitat for Horses is an instrumental organization that saves distressed horses and provides a safe and secure home while rehabilitating them for adoption. Habitat for Horses is the largest equine protection organization in the country.

Habitat works hand-in-hand with law enforcement to uphold all animal cruelty laws and seek justice for those who mistreat horses. Though the wonderful employees and volunteers of the organization, Habitat for Horses has created and implemented educational outreach programs. Their facility creates a sanctuary for horses that are available for adoption, foster, and retirement.

Habitat is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and well-being of all horses. Without the help of the public, this program would not continue. Donations and volunteer help keeps Habitat for Horses in operation. For more information, please contact Habitat for Horses at 1-866-434-5737.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Dallas Harvest Horse Show benefits Habitat for Horses, and is one of the largest fundraisers for the program.

WEDNESDAY (3:30 p.m.):

USHJA Judges Clinic

THURSDAY:

$3,000 Nordic Lights/Bruheim Welcome Stake

FRIDAY:

$5,000 Jumper Classic

$15,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby

(3:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY (12:00 p.m.):

$25,000 Harvest Grand Prix benefiting Habitat for Horses

$2,500 Child/Adult Jumper Classic

CONTACT: Southbound Show Management

Tyler, TX 76226

940-240-1207 (phone)

pdrnx@aol.com

 

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