74th Annual Midwest Charity Horse Show
June 16-20, 2015
Midwest is carefully monitoring the EHB-1 outbreak and will be working with Illinois Department of Agriculture officials and veterinary medical experts in the near future. At this time we anticipate the show going forward but will be continually monitoring the situation. Please check back for any updates.
Owners, Exhibitors and Trainers we thank you in advance for considering this year’s Show!
Cheryl Rangel will be in charge of entry intake and the office management of the show. All entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2015. The deadline (per entry blank) will be May 1, 2015. No phone entries will be accepted. Post stabling will be accepted on a space availability basis with an additional $25.00/stall post stabling fee. Post entries will be accepted after May 1, 2015 deadline with an additional one time $25.00/horse or pony post entry fee.
Please notify Judy Kjellander if you need to be stabled before June 14, 2015.
The popular “Best In Show” will return. As a multi-breed show, all breeds and divisions are eligible for the award. The award winner is the horse/pony selected by the judges as the “best show horse/pony of the week”. The owner and the winner will be presented a $500 award on Saturday during the evening performance.
The Patrick Antonacci Memorial Tack Room Awards will again be offered, and the “Best Formal Tack Room” and “The Most Neat & Tidy Rack Room” will be honored with awards. Exact time of tack room judging will be posted prior to show commencement. Sign up to participate in the office.
SIU School of Medicine Foundation, COCO Children’s Cancer Fund, will again be the beneficiary of this year’s Show. An endowment fund was initially established by Midwest Charity in the late 1980’s to support the camp which allows support services for young patients and their families, as well as research that will lead to better treatments and better lives.
Midwest Charity has selected Camp COCO for the 30th year to be recipients of the show’s proceeds. Our corporate partners, exhibitors, and sponsors help make the show and our ability to enrich the camper’s lives possible. 2014 marked a huge milestone for both Midwest Charity and Camp COCO as our contributions over the last 30 years exceeded $200,000 and we are the longest and largest donor to this specialized camp for children with cancer and rare blood disorders. To learn more about Camp COCO and our partnership, click on the pictures below. Thank you!