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    The 109th World’s Championship Horse Show is going on now at The Kentucky State
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    High step and canter to Freedom Hall and enjoy the rich tradition of the World’s Championship Horse Show (WCHS) held Aug. 19-25 during the Kentucky State Fair.

    Saddelbred horses compete in divisions including Five-Gaited, Three-Gaited, Fine Harness, Saddlebred Pleasure, Saddlebred Equitation, Hackney/Harness Ponies, Roadster Ponies and Roadster Horses. Patrons from around the world will watch as more than 2,000 horses compete for over $1 million in premiums and awards. Since its beginning 109 years ago, the WCHS has grown to one of the most respected horse competitions in the world. Sharing in this equine tradition while at the Kentucky State Fair is as easy as buying a ticket.

    World’s Championship Horse Show Ticket Prices and Special Discounts

    Aug. 19-23 6:30 p.m. $17

    Aug. 24 6:30 p.m. $25

    Aug. 25 7:00 p.m. $25

    Those new to the WCHS or those that just can’t get enough can also check out the free morning performances at 9:00 a.m. Monday. Aug. 20 through Saturday, Aug. 25 with paid gate admission to the Kentucky State Fair. Seating will be available in the upper level of Freedom Hall.

    A panel of equestrian professionals will be judging all WCHS competitions. Judges for the 2012 WCHS include: Melissa Moore of Versailles, Ky., Melinda Moore of Lawrenceburg, Ky., Rick Wallen of Marshall, Wis., Gene Van der Walt of Louis Trichardt, South Africa, and Rodney Hicks of Pittsfield, Mass.

    For more information on the World’s Championship Horse Show or other Kentucky State Fair events, visit, like WCHS on Facebook or follow it on Twitter. Kentucky Exposition Center is located at 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209 .

    The Kentucky State Fair runs Aug. 16-26, 2012.

    Photo & Logo: Courtesy of the WCHS

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    About Sandy Dolan

    Owner of Cedar Ridge Farm which operates a children's horseback riding lesson program in Greenville, IN. I have been involved with equine welfare and rescue activities. We have successfully rehomed at risk horses and retrained off the track thoroughbred racehorses in new careers in hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage, and barrel racing disciplines.

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