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Massachusetts Horse Feb / Mar 2010

Since 2005, Massachusetts Horse has raised over $18,000 for horse rescues and non-profit equestrian organizations through the annual Massachusetts Horse Benefit Horse Show.

Massachusetts Horse Benefit Horse Show

For more information about Massachusetts Horse or to contact show staff directly, email Stephanie Sanders-Ferris at steph@mahorse.com.

WMHSS

Western Massachusetts Horse Show Series

The Massachusetts Horse Benefit Horse Show is the final show of 2010 in the Western Massachusetts Horse Show Series.  Rider / horse pairings that compete in 3 of the 5 shows throughout the season are eligible for end-of-the-year awards.  To find out more about the Western Massachusetts Horse Show Series, visit www.wmhss.org.

The fourth in the 2010 WMHS series is the Hampshire County Riding Club Open Show on August 21.

Massachusetts Horse Benefit Horse Show, Saturday, October 2, 2010

Photos from the Oct 2nd Show

Blue Star Equiculture is thrilled to have been selected the 2010 beneficiary of the Massachusetts Horse Benefit Horse Show, sponsored by Massachusetts Horse.

The Massachusetts Horse Benefit Horse Show is an open show.  Over $5000 in prizes! 10 end-of-day division champions.  8 ribbons and a prize awarded in each class. There are classes for all skill levels and all breeds. Click here to download a class list and entry form.

  • Main ring judge: Shaina Humphrey
  • Ring two judge: Carrie Cranston
  • Photography: Mystical Photography

In addition to the show itself, there will be a silent auction.  All profits from the show will benefit Blue Star Equiculture.

Help us help the horses by helping out!

Blue Star Equiculture will receive the profits from the show.  Therefore, the more entries there are, the more money that gets bid in the Silent Auction, and the more sponsors there are of classes and in the program...

...the more money goes to help homeless and retired working horses at Blue Star Equiculture.

You can help out in a variety of ways.  Finding sponsors for classes and advertisers for the program is a good way to help fill up the program with supporters of Blue Star Equiculture.  Download a copy of the Sponsor Contract to solicit sponsorships from local businesses, or sponsor a class yourself!  Sponsorships start as low as $19.  Advertisements start at $25. 

There are also vendor opportunities at the show - contact Stephanie Sanders-Ferris at steph@mahorse.com.

Put up a flyer in your riding barn and encourage all your riding friends to enter.  There's a class for everyone!

Blue Star Equiculture also needs volunteers to help out at the show.  We will need folks to man our information booth the day of the show and also to cheer on our Blue Star representatives who will be competing!  We will also need folks the day before to help set up and after the show is over to clean up.  (Don't worry!  The WMHSS prides itself on running on schedule; their motto is "When our shows don't end on time, they end early!"  If you would like to volunteer, please send us an email using the contact form below.

Volunteer Sign Up

Directions to the show

FROM THE SOUTH: Take exit 4 off the Mass Pike for Route 91. Go north on Route 91 to exit 19. At exit 19 go straight through light at bottom of ramp. Go straight through the next light, and go straight through the third light. When you reach the stop sign, turn right onto Route 9 west. Follow Route 9 west through Williamsburg and into Goshen. Once in Goshen turn left onto South Main Street. Take your second left onto West Street. Go down the hill, up the other side, and turn right onto Ball Road. Show grounds are about a half mile on left. Look for signs.

FROM THE NORTH: Take Route 112 South. In the center of Goshen when Route 112 meets Route 9, turn left onto Route 9 east. Go through Goshen center and turn right onto South Main Street. Take an immediate right onto West Street. Go down the hill, up the other side, and turn right onto Ball Road. Show grounds are about a half mile on left. Look for signs.

Hampshire County Riding Club Grounds, Goshen, MA

Hampshire County Riding Club Grounds

Sponsors Needed!

Show your support for Blue Star Equiculture and for horses in Massachusetts by sponsoring a class or division or by purchasing advertising space in the show program.  Or, donate goods or services to the silent auction!

The Massachusetts Horse Benefit Horse Show is the culmination of the Western Massachusetts Horse Show Series, and attracts riders from all disciplines, showing all breeds.  It is an excellent marketing opportunity to reach horsepeople in the region.

Download the sponsorship form to contribute.  Remember, all profits benefit Blue Star Equiculture Draft Horse Sanctuary and Organic Farm.

Want to compete?

If you're interested in showing one of Blue Star Equiculture's horses in the Massachusetts Horse Benefit Horse Show, now is the time to start preparing! 

Blue Star Equiculture volunteers can show one of our horses with the approval - and under the supervision of - Blue Star riding instructor, Marcia Gamache.
 

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