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Now in its fifth year, the Evansville Benefit Horse Show raises funds for a cause that hits close to home. Its mission is to provide funding and raise awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation after one of its young riders, Lexis Schue, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

The 2013 horse show will take place June 29 at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center. Events will begin at 3 p.m. with academy classes, followed by performance classes starting at 6 p.m. Attendees can bid on silent auction items, while family fun continues with a petting zoo.

“We have raised over $50,000 in four years,” says Lisa Rice, event organizer.

“We did this trying to revive the old Kiwanis’ shows back in the 1980s that were so huge for Evansville.”

Gate admission for the event is $5 per vehicle. The admission fee may be waived in exchange for five canned goods to support the Horses Against Hunger Foundation, which assists the local community in the fight against hunger by benefiting Evansville’s local food shelters. Evansville native Hunter Chancellor, daughter of Steve Chancellor, who is featured on page 36, founded the organization.

The host for the 2013 Evansville Benefit Horse Show is Santiago Stables in Evansville.

The Evansville Benefit Horse Show has been registered and qualifies for the 2013 World Championship Kentucky State Fair qualifying system in Show Pleasure, Country Pleasure, and Park Pleasure divisions.

For more information the Evansville Benefit Horse Show, see our Guide.

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