|Charity Horse Show Events to Benefit Blowing Rock Emergency Organizations|
|Written by Adam Hicks|
|Tuesday, 23 June 2009 11:31|
Equestrian teams will return to Blowing Rock in late July after performing earlier this month.
According to Amanda Lugenbell, the assistant director of the Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority, this year’s Charity Horse Show started with the Saddlebred show on June 11, where more than 350 horses and riders competed in 105 divisions for $15,000 in prize money.
The second phase of the 86th Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show will be held at the Town’s Equestrian Preserve. The event will feature a Hunter and Jumper competition on July 22 until the 26, and July 29 through August 2.
The executive director of the Blowing Rock TDA, Tracy Brown, said he expects there will be rooms available at several lodging locations in and around Blowing Rock for spectators who are coming up the mountain.
The Charity Horse Show is also an economic generator for Blowing rock as Brown explained that four people accompany each horse in the show and spend an average of $150 per day during the event.
Gates at the Equestrian Preserve open each show day at 8:00 a.m. Admission is $5 and proceeds will go to support the Blowing Rock Fire Department, Rescue Squad, and other local organizations. More information can be found at www.BlowingRockEquestrian.com.
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