21st Dixie National Equestrians With Disabilities Show is Set

Free entry fees, no stall fees and 12 sets of points will highlight the show.

Mississippi Quarter Horse Association

The 21st Dixie National Equestrian With Disabilities Show will include free entry fees and free stall fees. (Sally Blackwell photo)

The 21st Dixie National Equestrian With Disabilities Show will include free entry fees and free stall fees. (Sally Blackwell photo)

JACKSON, Mississippi – November 28, 2018 – Preparations are under way for the Dixie National Equestrians with Disabilities Show scheduled for February 5-6, 2019, at the Kirk Fordice(Watson Ford) Equine Center, on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mississippi.

This year, the 21st, will be bigger and better than ever before. The show boasts free entry fees and no stall fees for exhibitors. All fees are paid by the Mississippi Quarter Horse Youth Association.

Four judges are donating their services for the event. Others donating their services are show coordinator, announcers, show secretary and the many volunteers it takes to put on a horse show event.

The show will offer four sets of AQHA points, four sets of National Snaffle Bit Association points and four sets of Palomino Horse Breeders of America points. The composite winner in each class is awarded the coveted Dixie National jacket.

This will be the best deal yet for equestrians from all over the country to come and join a competitive but yet friendly environment.

New this year, the show will offer a para-reining competition approved by the National Reining Horse Association, thanks to a sponsorship from Brushy Creek Ranch. That reining is February 14, 2019.

“The Dixie National Equestrians With Disabilities Show is one of my absolute favorite MQHA/MQHYA projects,” says Bailey Carwile, Mississippi Quarter Horse Youth Association president. “I have been involved with it for the past several years, and it’s something I look forward to every year. There’s just something about seeing the riders faces light up with pure joy when they hear their name called and they receive their ribbon that just touches you. They are extremely excited about the show, and they are truly appreciative of all the effort that is put into making this event happen. Their excitement just makes us want to do it that much more. It is awe-inspiring to watch just how hard they try when they’re riding, and it makes you appreciate just how easy we have it. With the 2019 Dixie National EWD Show quickly approaching, I would like to encourage anyone eligible to make plans to compete and anyone who can to volunteer to come and help with the show. All are sure to be blessed! Good luck and safe travels to and from the show. See y’all there!”

For more information, go to www.dnqhs.org or call event coordinator Liz Turner at 1-228-669-4534