Missouri State Fair and St. Louis National Charity Added to the 2009 American Saddlebred Registry Grand National Competition Schedule
RELEASE: February 26, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jessica Fisher
The 2009 American Saddlebred Registry Grand National competition schedule has been revised to include the Missouri State Fair, August 12-15, and the St. Louis National Charity, September 23-26. The designated Grand National Class for the Missouri State Fair is the Five-Gaited Championship. Likewise, the Western Country Pleasure Championship will serve as the Grand National Class for the St. Louis National Charity.
to view the entire 2009 Grand National Show Schedule.
The Grand National program is now in its 26th year and has awarded more than $2.6 million. Conceived by dedicated owners, breeders and trainers, Grand National is a prize program for American Saddlebred horses, created to generate excitement in owning and showing this special breed of horse. The goals of the Grand National program are to increase participation, popularity and marketability of the American Saddlebred by offering the opportunity for additional prize money to be won by Grand National recorded horses. Recorded horses compete for cash awards in selected classes at United States Equestrian Federation licensed competitions throughout the country. The awards are paid in addition to any other prize money offered in the class by the horse show itself.