Hands and Hearts 'Saddling Up' for Fundraiser Horse Show

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Hands and Hearts for horses hosted its first Horse Show since 1970 this weekend . The event kicked off at noon at Pebble Hill Plantation. The show benefits Hands and Hearts, which is a therapeutic riding program for people with all types of disabilities. Folks from all over came to take part in the competitions and festivities.

"My mother taught special needs students in school so any opportunity I have to support this and ride a horse ... I'd like to do both," says Horse Show Participant.

Organizers say the event began in 1930 and hundreds of participants competed in the Horse show for prizes.

Hands and Hearts for Horses is reviving a long-lost tradition and hosting the first Rose Show Horse Show in more than 30 years.

Organizers spent the day Friday setting up at Pebble Hill Plantation for the event, they say, is going to take people 'for a ride'.

Executive Director Debbie Guy says, "This show began in the 1930s, continued through the '70s, and then I guess it took a little vacation for a while, but we're bringing it back and we're really excited about it."

The show will benefit Hands and Hearts, which is a therapeutic riding program for people with all types of disabilities.

Gates open Saturday afternoon for the first show at one o'clock.

A second show starts at six.

Admission is $5 per person.

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  • by Horselover Location: Thomasville on May 2, 2011 at 01:53 PM
    Great attendance and many exhibitors for every class. Wonderful prizes and awards... Good food and good fun for the family! Beautiful horses and ponies and all for a great cause.
  • by VillageGal on Apr 29, 2011 at 05:14 PM
    This is an event you will not want to miss. While enjoying the show, you will be helping a group of children and adults who progress in a myriad of abilities, some of which are physical, emotional, and personal.
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