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Horse show goes from strength to strength

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By Fiona Reid
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Horse show goes from strength to strength

MONIAIVE Horse Show has now been running for over 40 years evolving from a small, gymkhana style fun show for locals, to the successful event it has now become.

It is one of the largest horse shows in South West Scotland and Cumbria.

The show was first held in the field behind the garage but as it grew the move was made to one of the station fields and we now have access to three station fields to accommodate the eight or nine rings needed, as well as the parking for all the horse boxes.

The classes have become more varied with many being affiliated to breed societies and we have also been granted qualifiers for Blair Working Hunter.

We still welcome our local riders but have played host to entrants from as far away as Perthshire, Cumbria and even the Isle of Arran.

Over the years there have been many committee members and chairpersons, but by far the longest chair has been Jack Ewart, who has been the power behind the success of the show.

The countdown is on for the 2024 show, which will be on Sunday July 28. Entries are now open online and via the post and close on July 21.

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