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Regional Qualifier at this Weekend's Mid Summer Horse Show

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YAKIMA, Wash-- If you're looking for a little fun this weekend, trot on down to Durand Arena.

The Mid Summer Horse Show is happening at State Fair pPark. At this free event there will be around 90 horses, mainly Saddle Breds and Hackmey Ponies. Saddle Breds are American horses and according to owners they're a great breed for families or show. Horses will be judged on performance and Saddle breds often have five different gaits. Contestents will also have the opportunity to win ribbons in a buggy pulling competition.

"A lot of family fun. It is a family event. People bring their families and enjoy the weekend and it's a fun time for everybody," said Gail Erickson.

Gail has been training horses for 30 years, traveling all the way from Snohomish for this weekend's show. It's a regional qualifier for the final competition held in Salem, OR this September. The show starts at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and goes until noon, followed by a 7 p.m. performance. Sunday's competition is from 8 a.m. to noon.

There's a break in the show mid day on Saturday so both the horses and people can avoid the heat of the day.