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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Wayne County Benefit Horse Show this weekend

  • Do you love horses? Do you love to help local charities?
    Then the 13th Annual Wayne County Benefit Horse Show (WCBHS) is the place to be on Sept. 29-30.
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  • - Do you love horses? Do you love to help local charities?
    Then the 13th Annual Wayne County Benefit Horse Show (WCBHS) is the place to be on Sept. 29-30.
    This family friendly horse show will be held at the Lake Equestrian Center in Lake Ariel, 181 Stock Farm Road (off of 191), PA Saturday, Sept. 29 starting 8 a.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30, starting 8:30 a.m.
    The beneficiaries of this year's benefit horse show are: Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy (FHFRA), located in Tyler Hill, which offers therapeutic riding programs for adults and children with cognitive, psychological and physical disabilities; and Wayne County Children's Christmas Bureau, which provides human services, such as gift distribution, to those in need.
    Since 1998 the Wayne County Benefit Horse show has raised over $75,800 and distributed those funds to community programs and services throughout Wayne County.
    Past beneficiaries of the benefit horse show have included: Honesdale Public Library, Lake and Salem Public Library, Wayne County Arts Alliance, Honesdale EMS, Wayne County Ambulance, Wayne County 4-H, Human Resource Center, Wayne County Food Pantry, and the YMCA.
    During this two day event, in addition to offering Western, English, Gymkhana, and driving disciplines, there will be basket raffles open to the public; including new merchandise donated by Baer Sport Center--Harley-Davidson located in Honesdale, PA and other exciting prizes.
    For more information on the 13th Annual Wayne County Benefit Horse Show, contact Charlotte Walsh at (570) 842-4135 or (570) 905-6456 or email: wcbhorseshow@yahoo.com
    The Wayne County Benefit Horse Show Committee is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horses as assets to the community.
    The committee preserves the spirit of horsemanship in Wayne County through this benefit show and donates the proceeds to several non-profit community service organizations. The amount of money donated to the Wayne County community in the 11 years of hosting horse shows is currently $62,800.
    The information for Saturday is: Western Judge - Lora Knelly - AQHA;
    Trail Judge - Eileen Metzger - 4H;
    NPHA Show Manager Charlotte Walsh;
    AQHA Steward - Mason Mecke.
    The information for Sunday are: English Judge - Ring 1 - Sandra Epstein - r;
    English Judge - Ring 2 - Lynn Peters - R;
    NPHA Show Manager Charlotte Walsh;
    Show Steward - Elly Culotta;
    Course Designer - Marc Abromovitz.
    About Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy (FHFRA): Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization specializing in therapeutic riding programs for adults and children with cognitive, psychological and physical disabilities.
    Led by a certified instructor and supported by volunteers, riders improve their posture, muscle strength, coordination, balance and sensory/motor development through challenging riding exercises and activities.
    Page 2 of 2 - FHFRA serves residents throughout Northeast PA.
    For more information on FHFRA or its programs, please contact (570) 224-0052.
    About the Wayne County Children's Christmas Bureau: The Wayne County Children's Christmas Bureau is non-profit corporation focusing mainly on gift distribution and human services. For more information on the Wayne County Children's Christmas Bureau, please contact (570) 253-4262.
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