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Sioux Falls South Dakota 4-H Fundraiser Horse Show – Saturday, May 3rd



4H_logo revolutionMinnehaha 4-H Horse Council Hosting “Shaggy Show” Fundraiser

“¨Sioux Falls, S.D., April 30, 2014 ““ The Minnehaha 4-H Horse Council is hosting an open horse show fundraiser on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the Expo Building on the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls. The “Shaggy Show” will begin at 9:00 am and is open to all ages, breeds and disciplines. The entry fee is $15 per horse/rider pair; with a $50 maximum per family for the day.  The show will be held rain or shine in the expo building at the fairgrounds. Gates will open at 7:00 am with registration beginning at 8:00 am.    “We think this is a great opportunity for kids and adults to get their shaggy horses out and “˜brush up’ for the coming show season,” said Chuck Martinell, Minnehaha 4-H Program Advisor. “This is both a great outreach opportunity for our 4-Hers to the regional horse community and a fundraiser for our horse program,” he added.  Western and English show classes; timed event and fun classes will be held.   Clipping, bathing and show clothes are not required. However, participants must wear proper riding attire and footwear and must ride with proper tack.  “Horses and riders can get together and have fun, try something new, while supporting our 4-Hers,” added Martinell. “And we have been overwhelmed by the support of our generous sponsors-who have donated many wonderful prizes and resources our event.”  The Minnehaha County 4-H Horse Program serves about 100 young people in the areas of showing, judging, hippology and quiz bowl. The funds from the “Shaggy Show” will go towards equipment, scholarships and upcoming events:

“¢                               Minnehaha County State Qualifying 4-H Horse Show, W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds”” June 23

“¢                               Minnehaha County State Qualifying 4-H Horse Show Roping Event””June 16

“¢                               South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show, Huron””July 21-23

“¢                               Minnehaha County 4-H Achievement Days Horse Show, W.H Lyons Fairgrounds””August 1

“¢                               Sioux Empire 4-H Rodeo, W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds””August 2-3

Prizes and donations to the “Shaggy Show” fundraiser have been provided by the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds, Haegles West, Home Federal-Hartford, Maras, Inc.-Hartford, Landmark Aviation, Today’s Horse-Rapid City, Zacharias Construction, Inc.-Hartford, Farm Credit Services of America, Boot Barn, Sanford Health, Diamond D Ranch-Afton, Minnesota, Pleasantview Horse Supply-Lennox, Horse & Hound, Dr. Robert Cloyd, DDS, Ray’s Western-Oacoma, Visionary Eye Clinic, Performance Plus Arabians, Pizza Ranch-Hartford, Rancher’s Outlet, Valley Vet Supply-Marysville, Kansas, Classic Corner-Madison, Hartford Farmer’s Elevator, Classic Veterinary Services-Harrisburg, Automotive Tire & Service (ATS)-Humboldt, American Sports-Hartford, 3M Pet Equine, Smith Bros.-Littleton, MA, Bronco Billy’s-Council Bluffs, Iowa, Western Books-Sisseton, POET, Premier Bankcard, South Dakota Rodeo Clinics, Southeast South Dakota Horse Show Association, Montrose Veterinary Clinic, RM Tack-Somerset, Wisconsin, Windy Hills Stable-Renner, Trailbusters 4-H Club, Kathy’s Storypocket Pillows-Sisseton, Cowboy Coop Creations-Letcher, KV Vet Supply-David City, Nebraska, Sioux Nation Ag Center, Walmart, Sunshine Foods-Hartford, Salon Capella-Hartford, Hair Solutions-Hartford, and Spikes Bar & Grill-Hartford.

About 4-H

4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA. 4-H programs are implemented by the 111 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Learn more about 4-H: find 4-H on Facebook or follow 4-H on Twitter.

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Media Contact:  Charles Martinell –  Minnehaha County 4-H Program Advisor –  605.367.7877  –

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