|Chino Valley Review|
The next Equistar Horse Show Series is on June 26, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Freeman Farms in Chino Valley.
Freeman Farms is at 1096 E. Road 3 South, at Road 1 East. The shows are free to watch. Spectators can sit in a small set of bleachers that the farm provides at the arena, or they can bring their own folding chairs.
The remaining horse show dates are July 31, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25.
For participants, registration begins 7:30 a.m. and fees are $10 per regular class and $10 per championship class, plus an office fee of $5 per horse.
In addition, businesses can sponsor a class for $10 (business name announced as sponsor) or can sponsor a year-end award (business name included in the class title for the year). Contact Lynne at (520) 850-3990 to be a sponsor.
Classes include Pleasure Driving, Reinsmanship, English/Driving Type Halter, English Pleasure Walk and Trot, English Pleasure Walk/Trot/Canter, Hunter Pleasure, Hunter Hack, English Equitation, Horses in Training or For Sale, Saddle Seat Pleasure, Park Horse, Dressage Suitability, Dressage Seat Equitation, Stock Type Halter, Donkeys and Mules Pleasure, Missouri Fox Trotter, Tennessee Walking Horse, Gaited Breeds English Pleasure, Gaited Breeds Western Pleasure, Western Pleasure Walk and Jog, Western/Stock Seat Equitation and Trail Course.
The year-end champion "All Around High Point Award" is sponsored by J&D's Tackroom - the exhibitor with the highest points combined in English Pleasure Open Championship and Western Pleasure Open Championship and Trail.
Freeman Farms also offers "training days" for riders and horses, the next one being on June 23, 3-7 p.m. For a $10 fee, riders may school their horse at any time between 3-7 p.m. in the show arena. They will have music playing.
Freeman Farms and Equistar are co-owned and operated by Norm Freeman and Lynne Trenery.
For more information on classes, go to www.equistarshows.com.