Standardbreds at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts

Columbus, OH — Equine Affaire will be held Thursday-Sunday (Nov. 7-10) at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. Standardbreds will be well represented in clinics, breed demonstrations, a booth and petting stall.

The booth in the Stroh Building Breed Pavilion will include a petting stall where people can get up close to some fantastic Standardbreds:

Determine This – a son of Richess Hanover who earned $392,114 racing and took a mark of 1:52.1
Lindons Rose Me N – a mare by Lahar who made two lifetime starts
King Of Sports – a currently racing son of Sportswriter who has earned $42,490 so far racing and took a mark of 1:55.2
Shades Of Cara – an unraced mare by Shady Character
Tidewater Tomcat – a son of The Panderosa who earned $168,120 racing and took a mark of 1:52.4
Xing The Delaware – an unraced gelding by Majestic Son

Breed demonstrations highlighting the history of Standardbred harness racing, as well as how they excel in careers off the track, will be presented:

Saturday (Nov. 9) – 12:45 p.m. – Equine Fundamentals Forum (Mallary South)
Sunday (Nov. 10) – 10:45 a.m. – Breed Demonstration (Coliseum)
Sunday (Nov. 10) – 1:00 p.m. – Breed Demonstration (Mallary South)

In addition, Xing The Delaware (a.k.a. George) and Kelly Conn will be participating in clinics throughout the weekend including:

Heidi Potter – Trail Exercises for Improving Connection, Confidence, Communication and Fitness – Friday (Nov. 8) – 9:30 a.m. – Young Building
Liz Austin – Dressage for Non-Traditional Breeds: The Benefits of Dressage for All Horses – Saturday (Nov. 9) – 11:15 a.m. – Mallary South
Dana Bright – Carriage Driving Equitation – Saturday (Nov. 9) – 4:45 p.m. – Mallary South
Dana Bright – Don’t Bore Your Driving Horse: Creating Interesting Schooling Games to Engage Your Horse’s Interest – Sunday (Nov. 10) – 1:30 p.m. – Mallary South

Equine Affaire hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday; show hours on Sunday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Single day admission tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children ages 7-10. For more information, visit

Since 1996, the Standardbred Equine Program has worked with owners of off-the-track Standardbreds to educate the general public about the many disciplines Standardbreds excel at once they are retired from racing. For more information about the SEP at the USTA, visit

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