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Class Schedule Updates

The following class titles have been updated since the prize list was published:

Class 5- ASB Country Pleasure 14-17
Class 6- Open Pleasure, Walk & Trot, 12 & under
Class 10- Open Pleasure, Walk & Trot, 13 & over
Class 145- Open Pleasure, Walk & Trot, Any Age Stake
Classes 6, 10 and 145 are now open to riders in Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat or Western tack and attire.

Here are the classes that have been added to the schedule:

Class 20- ASB Country Pleasure 13 & under
Class 20A- Hunt Seat Equitation – Rider Any Age (Exhibition)
Class 65- Western Equitation, Walk & Jog, Rider 12 & under (Exhibition)|
Class 110- ASB 5-Gaited Country Pleasure Limit
Class 110A- Open Pleasure Prospect 5 & under, Show or Snaffle Bridle (Exhibition)
Class 119A- Morgan Park Open

Please note that class 26 and class 110A are the same class, but we’ve been asked to offer at two separate times in the schedule.  The same horse may be shown in both classes.


Tanbark is always looking for volunteers to assist with gate duties, exhibitor party setup, etc.  Adults and Youth are welcome to volunteer.  As a reminder for those youth participating in the MN Saddlebred Horse Association Youth Achievement Awards Program, you earn points for volunteering at a show.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sally or Doug.


Our sponsorship campaign is underway. Thanks to all of you who have already sponsored.  Our sponsor form is attached and is also available in the prize list, as well as on our website if you’d like to show your support this way. Sponsorships of $150 or more include box sets and a hospitality bag.

Tanbark Hall of Champions

Think about honoring your favorite champion past or present with a banner displayed in our party area.  These great photo banners honor your champions and proceeds directly support Tanbark’s hospitality.  Details on this program are attached, as well as in the prize list.

Tanbark on PayPal

Tanbark is now setup to accept sponsorship, hospitality donations or champion banner payments via PayPal.  Please submit your sponsor form by mail or email as usual, but note on the form you’ve made your payment using PayPal.  To locate us on PayPal, look for “Tanbark Horse”.

Wine on Wheels

The MN Saddlebred Horse Association will be hosting “Wine on Wheels” as a fundraiser for MSHA programs.  Prior to the show on Wednesday through Friday evenings, watch for the strolling wine wagon in the stabling area.  For a $20 donation, you may select a numbered cork and win the matching bottle of wine.  Everyone is a guaranteed winner and it’s a great way to support MSHA.  Thank you to 1st Grand Avenue Liquors and the MSHA board members for donating the wine for this event.