Elisabeth Goth, renowned rider and Saddle Seat supporter, is the “Gold Level Sponsor” of the prestigious Good Hands Finals to be held at Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show, October 23-26, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL. In addition to the sponsorship, Elisabeth will be donating a $1,000 college scholarship to one of the Top Ten riders. This partnership allows for two entities from the Saddlebred community to come together to showcase and celebrate saddle seat equitation and its athletes. The announcement was made by the Good Hands Finals Committee and Mid-America Horse Show Association.
Elisabeth Goth, well known for her continuous support and participation in the Saddlebred community and the show horse world, is generously taking part in supporting these athletes. The Good Hands Finals is 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 more centrally located Mane Event Horse Show, where participation has grown by 78%, making Good Hands the largest of the “Triple Crown” finals.
It is the goal of Mid-America Horse Show Association, The National Horseman, Elisabeth Goth, and the Good Hands Finals Committee to build upon the traditions already set, to continue to grow this final and promote saddle seat equitation. Elisabeth Goth’s sponsorship enables the committee to provide more incentives to qualified riders and to host an added Friday night celebration honoring the riders for the entire community attending the show.
Riders compete at shows throughout the season to qualify for the 2014 Good Hands Finals. Class specs, judging criteria and finals procedures are detailed in the USEF Rule Book.
The Good Hands Committee is made up of Jessica Curl, Jessica Moctezuma, Lindsay Shearman, and Jenna Winquist (The Good Hands Social Media Correspondent) who bring great enthusiasm, energy and an appreciation for what it takes to excel in show ring competition. Sharon Gardner, former equitation “mom” and current Mid-America president, serves as advisor to the committee.
For more information or to support the Good Hands Finals visit thegoodhands.org or contact Jessica Curl at J.firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the Mid-America Mane Event Show, visit www.MidAmericaHorseShow.org.