Buffalo, N.Y. – Sept. 9, 2019 – This Wednesday, Sept. 11, kicks-off the 73rd Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC). The annual charity horse show will run through Sunday, Sept. 15 and will feature an array of hunter, jumper and equitation classes for everyone to enjoy whether you are an exhibitor, trainer or spectator.
Highlights include the $5,000 Johnson Horse Transportation Hunter Derby, the $2,500 S.A. Comunale NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic and the $1,500 S.A. Comunale Low Child/Adult Classic, all commencing on Saturday evening. Renowned hunter judges Kim Dorfman and Scott Fitton will be judging the hunter and equitation classes through the week while Kim Kirton will officiate over the jumper ring.
In addition, the BIHS is proud to feature the following incentives:
- Baby Green Hunters will have no entry fee. Bring your young ones to the BIHS for positive early show experiences.
- Trainers who bring five showing horses will receive one free stall; bring 10 showing horses and get two stalls free.
- Exhibitors traveling over 100 miles will receive one stall at half price.
This year’s event is dedicated in memory of Hans J. Mobius, a rider, trainer, and stewart of the equestrian industry. Mobius was a dedicated supporter of the Buffalo Equestrian Center and the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center before passing away at the age of 84.
The silent auction is a fantastic way to give back to the BTRC. The silent auction features such items as a Weekend in Wine Country, R&R at Danny and Ron’s Rescue and a free stall at the World Equestrian Center’s October horse show. The silent auction is now LIVE and you can place your bids online here.
The annual charity horse show is AA rated by US Equestrian (USEF) and holds the distinct title of USEF Heritage competition, reserved for horse shows that have been established for a long period of time and have made substantial contributions toward the development and promotion of the sport within the broader community by achieving, maintaining and promoting the equestrian ideals of sportsmanship and competition. The BIHS is proud to be one of only 32 horse shows nationwide that holds this illustrious status.
Don’t miss your opportunity to show at one of the nation’s most prestigious competitions while giving back to the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, which currently offers programs for mentally and emotionally impaired, learning disabled and developmentally challenged children ages 5 to 18 through the therapeutic benefits of horses.