Hospitality Division

*****Parties and Activities*****

Wednesday late afternoon: Welcome cookout - hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings!

Thursday evening (before classes begin): "Chicken and Fries" party!

  • During classes: Ringside desserts provided by participants and volunteers of UpReach!

Friday at 5:15 p.m.: Middlesex Sheriff's Office K-9 Demonstration in the Center Ring

Friday night Exhibitor's Party: Ringside during the show - Enjoy appetizers and hard cider donated by Caleb Noble and Saintly Cider. After classes, be sure to join us for an amazing fun twist on a beach-themed party!

Saturday morning: Irene York Memorial Breakfast Buffet served during the Academy classes

Saturday from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Book signing with author Ellen Feld who is an IRA/Children's choice winner (twice) and began writing about horses more than 20 years ago. Visit for more information about the author and additional books!

Saturday at 12:30 p.m.: Stick Horse class to follow the Academy classes (NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)! 

Saturday afternoon: Make your own ice cream sundaes sponsored by High Tail Acres and HP Hood

Saturday night: 

  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. face painting and balloon animals by Fun Faces with a Twist, sponsored by Somersdream Farm
  • Championship Night with ringside appetizers during classes
  • The Timmy Lydon Sportsmanship Award
  • The Ken Logan Memorial Groom's Award will be presented at Center Ring. Trainers, nominate your deserving grooms!!!
  • Drawing of the (4) $1,000.00 raffle winners!


  • Welcome gifts
  • Delicious concessions on the grounds
  • Coffee and donuts delivered to your stalls every morning
  • Spectacular vendors inside and outside the coliseum
  • Complimentary refreshments at your Ringside Tables throughout the day
  • Memorial Day coloring contest with prizes

Thank you for joining us in 2017!


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