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District Horse Show May 7 & 8
Mecklenburg County's Latta Plantation hosts the Southwest district horse show.

April 26, 2005

Majestic Horses to Jump Fences, Jog, and Strut through Paces In 4-H NC Southwest District Horse Show at Latta Plantation

Charlotte, NC- The grace and performance of fine-bred horses will be on display May 7 and 8, at the 2005 N.C. Southwest District Horse Show in the Equestrian Center at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 5226 Sample Road (off Beatties Ford Road). The show is hosted by 4-H Youth Development and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, both part of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department.

This horse show presents magnificent animals, gifted youth, and outstanding sportsmanship in a historic setting. There will be horses of many breeds, including Paso Finos, Arabian, and Quarterhorses. More than 125 4-H members who either own or care for the horses will present them at the show. The 4-H youth, ages 8 to 18, and their horses will compete in a variety of disciplines that include jumping, western and hunt seat riding, games, and dressage (precise horse movements on signal). Winners will go to the state competition in Raleigh in July. The show schedule is:

• Saturday, May 7: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
• Sunday, May 8: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
There is no admission charge for the public.

Mecklenburg County 4-H Youth Development mobilizes and unites the resources of NC State University and NC A&T State University with local partners to educate and enable youth to build foundations for life. 4-H is the youth development component of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. For more information, check the Web site www.ces.ncsu.edu/mecklenburg or call 704 336-2082.

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Media Contacts: Robbie Furr at 704-336-4015 (O) or robbie_furr@ncsu.edu or Cindy Rochester at 704-896-8639.




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