Suwannee Pony Express 4-H Club and Taylor 4H Renegade Club are sponsoring another six-show circuit of open horse shows again this year. Last year the shows were more streamlined, moved faster and finished on time. This year, the organizers hope to maintain their efficiency.

The first show of this year's circuit will be on Aug. 21 in Live Oak. Judging that show will be Vicki Rollack.

The second show will be Sept. 18 in Perry with Jerry Carter judging.

The third show is Nov. 20 in Live Oak with Lee English judging.

The fourth will be Dec. 18 in Perry with Dorothy Day judging. After the first of the year the next show will be Jan. 22 in Live Oak with Karen Iverson judging and the last show of the circuit will be held Feb. 19 in Perry with Sally Moore judging.

There will be classes in halter, English, jumping, Western, gaited, reining, and speed events. Classes are divided up in age divisions for 8-12, 13-18 and adult riders. There will also be open classes for all riders. Points will be accumulated for all 4-H participants and high point awards will be presented at the end of the show season.

The Pony Express 4-H Club and the Perry Renegade 4-H Club are looking for sponsors. The shows will have programs and the clubs are selling ads for the programs. Class ads begin at just $15 running to full-page ads for $50 and up. For information and if you wish to help the 4-Hers by buying ad space you can write to Tri-County Open 4-H Show, Janet Sampson, 17790 96th Street, Live Oak, FL 32060.

For more information about the shows and registration go to You can e-mail them directly off this site.

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