Friday, July 18, 2014

“Back to School Blast” Youth Horse Show Aug. 22-24 in Springfield

Contact: Karla Deaver, 4-H youth development specialist
Headquartered in Lawrence County
Tel: (417) 466-3102

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The sixth annual “Back to School Blast” is a three-day youth horse show being held Aug. 22-24 2014, at the Ozark Empire Fair, 3001 N. Grant Springfield, Mo.

This horse show is open to any youth nationwide and is a major fundraiser for Greene County
4-H. Proceeds from the show will help fund the Greene County 4-H fair, Greene County 4-H scholarships, contest fees, trips and many other 4-H activities in the community.

The “Back to School Blast” has grown to be the largest open all youth horse show in Southwest Missouri.

“We are very excited to have people travel from all over Missouri to support Greene County 4-H,” said Lynn Neidigh, horse show committee coordinator.  “The show is open to 4-H members and non-members.”

“Back to School Blast” has a mission to provide a positive, affordable big horse show experience that promotes horsemanship, sportsmanship and friendship. The show will include educational opportunities, vendors, and horse show/safety incentives including great prizes for every exhibitor.

For a showbill, rules and entry forms for the horse show, go online to the event website It is also possible to follow the “Back To School Blast All Youth Horse Show” on Facebook.

Additional information is available for the event by emailing; or by calling Lynn Neidigh (417) 988-0798 or Gail Driskell (417) 830-3003.

Thank you to this year’s horse show sponsors: Go Classic Trailer, The Equine Clinic, Signs Now, Ozark MFA, Ozark Empire Fair, SOMO Farm and Ranch Supply, PFI Western Stores Inc. and Race Brothers.


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