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HPA 40th Annual Horse Show coming up on April 10, 2016


WAIMEA, Island of Hawaii—The Fortieth Annual Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) Horse Show, featuring Jumping and Play Day events, will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the school’s Upper Campus in Waimea. The event is free and open to the public.

Terri Impson Richards of Kamuela will judge. Richards, who has been riding and training for 35 years, teaches and clinics regularly on the mainland and internationally. She was the first president of the American Junior Quarter Horse Association (AJQHA) in Hawaii and Team Silver Medalist at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzou, China, where she and teammate Nina Ligon were the first women to win an Eventing medal in the history of the Asian Games.
Riders will compete in the following classes:

Play Day (All classes try to be grouped by ability.)

1. Leadline Pleasure
2. Walk/Trot Pleasure (English or Western)
3. Pleasure (English or Western)
4. Walk/Trot Equitation (English or Western)
5. Equitation (English or Western)
6. Stalls Game (timed ride maneuvering between poles laid on the ground)
7. Bucket Elimination (English or Western)
8. Ribbon Race (English or Western)
9. Balance and Hold Game (English or Western)
10. Potato Race
11. Ride and Lead (English or Western)
12. Bending Poles
13. Barrel Race
14. Cross Rails Equitation – Trot and/or Canter
15. Jumper Over Cross Rails
16. Hunter Hack 2ʻ3” Trot or Canter
17. Hunter Hack 2ʻ6”
18. Equitation Over Fences – Open 2ʻ3” to 2ʻ6”
19. Open Jumper 2ʻ3 to 2ʻ6” Timed First Round with Time Allowed and Time Limit

Entry deadline is Wednesday, March 30. Entry fee is $8 per class, plus a $10 non-refundable office fee. Classes are subject to change due to entries and weather. Post entries are allowed. For more information or show registration, contact show manager Judy Folk at 885-4302 (e-mail:

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