2018 Good Hands Finals Planning is Underway!


The Good Hands National Finals 2018Planning is underway for  The Good Hands National Finals 2018 and we are honored to welcome back our “Official Sponsor”,  National Horseman Publishing. The Good Hands Final will be held at the Mid-America Horse Show Association (MAHSA)  Mane Event Horse ShowOctober 23-26, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.  This partnership allows for two historical entities from the Saddlebred community to come together to showcase and celebrate the beauty and precision of saddle seatequitation for the Junior Exhibitor and Adult riders.

National Horseman Publishing, founded in 1865, has been an anchor in the Saddlebred community and the show horse world.  The Good Hands National Finalsis the oldest saddle seat equitation finals in the country.  It dates back to 1929 and for many years was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In 2009, the Finals moved to the  Mane Event Showand is now owned within our Saddlebred community by Mid-America Horse Show Association.

The goal of Mid-America Horse Show Association, National Horseman Publishing and the Good Hands Finals committee is to build upon the traditions already set, to continue to grow the Finals and promote saddle seat equitation. The  National Horsemansponsorship enables the committee to provide more incentives to qualified riders and to host the Friday night “Celebration of Champions” event, which spotlights the Good Hands riders for the entire community attending the show.The Good Hands Finals committee, comprised of Sharon Gardner, Jessica DeHart, Megan Dragich and Lindsay Shearman, welcomes back and is grateful for the continued partnership of Allison Lambert and the entire  National Horseman Publishing team.

For more information or to support  The Good Hands Finalscontact  Sharon Gardner-email, or (630) 738-0867.For information on the  Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show,visit  MAHSA-website.


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