Friesian Horses Return to Ohio for IFSHA World and Grand National Championship Horse Show


Lexington, Ky. –The International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) is set to host the World and Grand National Championship Horse Show at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, from October 2-7. Spectators will have the opportunity to see the beauty and athleticism of the Friesian breed displayed in approximately 300 classes over the course of the show. Classes include a variety of disciplines such as dressage, Western dressage, English pleasure, carriage pleasure driving, trail, in-hand, and more.

Judges Leslie Connor (Joplin, Mo.), Melissa Creswick (Clovis, Calif.), Matthew Roberts (Cave Creek, Ariz.), Muffy Seaton (Williston, S.C.), Jennifer Sullivan (Pembroke, Mass.), and Todd Trushel (Fairview, Pa.) will evaluate and crown the 2018 World Champions.

The 2018 IFSHA World and Grand National Championship Horse Show is pleased to benefit and support The All Glory Project. The All Glory Honor Ride will be held on Saturday evening with Elizabeth Shatner. In 2017, over 35 exhibitors participated in the Honor Ride. You may ride your horse at a walk, lead your horse, or walk on foot yourself in the arena to honor veterans and their families. The class cost is $100 and all class fees and donations go completely to The All Glory Project.

Several special events will take place for exhibitors throughout the show, including a Welcome Dinner Wednesday evening, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Vendor Hall. Additionally, the IFSHA Annual General Meeting will take place in the Vendor Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4. A silent auction will run concurrent with the show, and the IFSHA National Trade Fair will feature Friesian artisans, breeders, and manufacturers of fine products for horses and people alike.


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