One of the longest-standing traditions in Camden, the 109th annual Camden Hunt Horse Show, will be held on Sunday, March 24 on the show grounds on Firetower Road.
One of the most prestigious local horse shows, the popular event and draws riders and horses from throughout the state.
The show grounds facility has one of the last real outside courses, with permanent Aikens and log jumps in a huge rolling field. Riders will gallop on at a more forward pace with no related distances.
They will vie for large perpetual trophies in hopes of earning a chance to have their name engraved on it. The trophies honor horsemen that had an impact on forming the Camden horse community into what it is today.
There will be a Family Class in which two or more members of the same family ride abreast and the Most Improved Junior member of the Camden Hunt will be awarded. The show will conclude with The Camden Hunt Derby. The first round will be over a hunter course and judged numerically. Riders will come back in reverse order, according to their scores, and compete over a handy course. There will be several jumping options to help riders add points to their scores in an attempt to increase their chances of moving up in place.
Penny Elliott will be the judge for the day and ringside parking is available for $20.
For more information on the Camden Hunt Horse Show, please contact show chairman Amy Cantey at 420-6860.