The 21st annual National Standardbred Show is approaching soon on Aug. 9-10.
The show, which is open for registered Standardbreds only, offers 73 classes, all with substantial prize money for the first four finishers and ribbons for the top six finishers in every class.
A leadline class is also offered for all the little future equestrians and ribbons and a goodie bag will be presented to all participants.
The National Standardbred Show has grown tremendously over the past 10 years and now offers classes for all levels of riders and horses ranging from In-Hand, Showmanship, Western, Jumpers, Dressage, English Pleasure, Juniors, Equation, Hunters, Speed, Games, Roadster, Harness, Fresh Off The Track and one of the most popular ones, the War Horse division.
The War Horse division has attracted at least 10 exhibitors every year since it was first added four years ago. It is a class that also the public loves, as the criteria for a horse to enter is that the horse has to be a winner of more than $100,000, made over 100 lifetime starts Or be over the age of 20. One year it was calculated that the total earnings of the horses in this division topped $8 million.
Many of the attending catch-drivers, trainers and owners get a kick out of this division when they see horses that they used to race, performing so well under saddle, In-Hand and in a pleasure cart.
The Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey wants to thank all the generous sponsors for their strong support of this show. The SPHO-NJ is a non-profit organization which strives to showcase the versatility of the Standardbred during and after their careers on the racetrack, and all the help from our industry sponsors is almost overwhelming.
The Standardbred is the most versatile and best-kept “secret” in the equestrian world. Come out and join the fun at the beautiful Horse Park of New Jersey to see what wonderful things a re-trained Standardbred can do.
Parking and entry is free, food service on premises, clean bathrooms and shaded area in pavilion for spectators.
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