By Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
The Carter County Shrine Club have their two day show scheduled for later this summer, in August. But before that, they’ve got a single day event planned for this coming Saturday.
The June 3 event, the group’s RMHA sanctioned “A” show at the club’s show grounds in Olive Hill, kicks off at 1 p.m. with a stick horse category for kids aged six and younger. That event, which has a free entry fee, is just the tip of the iceberg though.
Other events include pleasure riding events for men, women and juveniles – like the spotted saddle horse trail pleasure category, with western tack and attire, the amateur country trail pleasure, featuring English or western tack and attire, and the mare and geldings show pleasure category, among others.
There are also categories for racking horses, halter walks, walking horses, and a trail championship.
There are 55 classes in total, with most carrying a $30 entry fee for participants. The exceptions to this are the juvenile all day pleasure class, for riders 17 and younger, which has a $50 entry fee, and the young children classes – like the stick horse and lead line categories – with no entry fees.
Payout for winners in each class will be based on the number of horses participating in the class, and will be posted on the day of the show.
Camping, including horse stalls and lots with electrical hookups, are available for those who wish to spend the night, but the show is also open to anyone in the community who wants to come out for the day and enjoy watching the horses.
While proceeds from the show benefit the Shrine Club and their goal of supporting the Shriners’ network of not-for-profit children’s hospitals, donations and contributions made for participation are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. That doesn’t mean the funds aren’t put to good use, however, as the Carter County Club is a significant contributor to the Shriner’s mission of serving all children in need, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Shriner Horse Show is a sanctioned event and shares affiliations with the CKHSA, CKRHA, EKWRHA, KY-HIO, KWHA, AWARHA, RMHA, and KWRHTA.
For more information you can check out the event page and flyer online at cartercountyshrineclub.com, or contact show manager Louie Kiser at (606)225-1700 or show secretary Pam Harris at (606)316-4550.
The clubs larger two-day show, their RMHA “B” show, is scheduled for August 4 – 5, and carries the same basic fee structure for participation, but with more classes overall leading to seven classes over the two days carrying a $50 fee and the rest at $30. Proceeds from the August show may be tax deductible as they benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children directly, rather than the club.
Kiser and Harris can also provide more information to anyone interested in participating in that event as well, or you can visit the website for details and a digital copy of the shows handbill.
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