The Arabian Horse Club of
Connecticut held their 35th Annual Class A Horseshow on May 25-27 at the
Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) in West Springfield, Mass. This
show qualifies for Region 16 Championship and US Nationals 2007 & 2008.
AHA, NSHR, USDF and USEF also recognized the show.
The Show Officials were like a "well-oiled machine". Everyone
worked together like they have been doing it for years - everyone
smiled, encouraged exhibitors, assisted spectators and was wonderful to
work with. Lets meet the show staff: Melissa Wooten (Show
Chairwoman/Barn Manager); Ron Mauri (Show Manager); Marlene Kriegbaum
(Show Secretary); Andy Bailey (Announcer); Patrick Bailey (Paddock
Master); Linda Mauri (Ribbons); Wes Stevenson (First Aid); Ed Strain (Farrier);
Denlore Photography (Photographer); Marylou Yuskiewicz (Ringmaster);
Cindy Dougherty (USEF Steward); Paulette Brim (Learner Steward) and Dr.
Bonnie Smth (Veterinarian).
Judges were as follows: Patty Kent (Coliseum); Anne-Marie Gregoire
(Sport-Horse) and William McMullin (Dressage). The club Board of
Directors also did their part whenever they were needed though out the 3
day show: Barbara Reynolds (President); Avryl Holden (Vice-President);
Michelle Laudano (Treasurer); Gina Rivezzi (Secretary) and Amy Rader,
Angela Lent, Deborah Thompson and Terry Henning.
This was my first time in Mass and working for this show, I can tell you
I had a wonderful time, each exhibitor/spectator/club member/sponsor was
awesome. If you could not attend the show this year, you will want to in
2008 as you are missing a fantastic enjoyable time for you and your
equine. Results are attached - will you be wearing the blue ribbon in
2008 - we hope to see you in center-ring!
Linda Mauri (Mass) was the 2nd-6th place ribbon presenter and (listen up
show managers) *she irons every ribbon before presenting to the
exhibitors* - thanks Linda for adding that special touch. Karen
Gerrish (NY) assisted the Sport Horse and Dressage scribes (this was her
1st time at a Class A Show).
This show offered classes/divisions from the Leadliner to the talented
adult riders. The exciting Native Costume class is always a crowd
pleaser. The costumes for horse/rider are so elegant - a lot of
time/effort to match the right costume - everyone is a winner in my
After the classes on Saturday evening was the *Progressive Aisle Party*
- the club provided drinks and everyone brought food to share. There was
the *Chuck a Duck* event held Friday evening (youth) and Saturday
evening (adults). The object of this was to throw underhand the rubber
duck into the ring (inside the show ring) from the rail. Proceeds
benefited the AHCC Scholarship Fund. They even had an Ice Cream Social
on Friday evening - sponsored by Murphy Farm & Equine Sales.
hopes you add their show to your 2008 show calendar. For more
information, please email Barbara Reynolds
firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Marlene
email@example.com to add your name for a show booklet.
PHOTOS FROM THE 2007 ARABIAN HORSE CLUB OF CONNECTICUT (AHCC)