ORN Exclusive: Mark Mackie, President of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Ozark Radio News
Hundreds of gorgeous Missouri Fox trotting horses and their fans will be arriving in Ava, Missouri starting Sunday, September 6.e to Saturday 12 Septembere for the 62sd Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association (MFTHBA) Annual Global Exhibition and Celebration. Exhibitors and their registered Missouri Fox Trotters will compete for the coveted title of 2020 MFTHBA Grand World Champion. Horses will be on display in over 137 events from Sunday to Saturday.
Ozark Radio News spoke to Mark Mackie, president of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, about the week of celebration:
Various events outside of the arena will be held to highlight the versatility of the State Horse of Missouri. Saturday evening activities will begin with the induction of members into the Hall of Fame, followed by the final competition and the coronation of the 2020 Grand World Champion.
There is a full week of competition which includes course in pattern (halter), gait performance, versatility (ranch horse, riding, staging, western fun, etc.) and ranch sorting competitions. . Throughout the show, vendors will offer everything from food to fashion, located on the 130-acre lot. Customers can also visit the Hall of Fame and Museum located in the corporate headquarters building, or select official Missouri Fox Trotter merchandise at the Fox Trotter store in the Roy Williams Pavilion.
Regular admission daily tickets are $ 5, Monday through Thursday, and $ 6 Friday and Saturday. Weekly passes cost $ 30.
All horses entering the show field will need proof of their horse’s negative Coggins test and a Veterinary Inspection Certificate (CVI). Due to recent cases of vesicular stomatitis, CVIs should be issued within 7 days of arrival, preferably issued as close to arrival as possible.
The MFTHBA Exhibition Center is located in Ava, Missouri on the freeway. 5, one mile north of the freeway junction. 5 and highway. 14. For accommodation or show information, please email [email protected]
For a full list of scheduled events, visit https://mfthba.com/celebration/event-information/special-events/