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Nashoba Carriage Classic & Arena Driving Trial In Germantown, TN September 19-21, 2008 The Nashoba Carriage Association will sponsor the ninth annual Nashoba Carriage Classic this year at the Germantown Charity Horse Show Grounds in Germantown, TN. The show is an American Driving Society sanctioned show and draws drivers from around the Southeast to compete. The event opens Friday at noon with dressage. Judges for the show are Samea Baker and William Venditta both from Pennsyvania. The technical delegate, Lore Homer, is also from Pennsylvania. The Arena Driving Trial is on Friday starting with dressage at noon and Arena Driving Trial cones Friday afternoon immediately following dressage. The ADT obstacles will take place Friday night in the Sonny Foster Arena. Ponies, horses, and multiples will compete in the ADT and the Pleasure Show. The Pleasure Show begins at 9AM on Saturday with the turnout, working, and reinsmanship classes. The afternoon events will be comprised of obstacle courses using cones or other obstacles that would be encountered while driving through town or country. The Nashoba Carriage Classic is proud to have a large group of Junior drivers ranging from age 6 to 16 who compete in their own division for ribbons and trophies. Sunday the carriages line up for the 4K Magnolia Drive through Germantowns loveliest wooded trails and estates. Competitors are judged on suitability of horse and carriage, safety, and showmanship. Favorite classes of the Nashoba Classic are the Carriage Kids Class where drivers include children (grand or otherwise) dressed up in carriage finery; and Carriage Dog Class which includes drivers best friend riding along. These classes are on Friday night at 6:30 and draw a nice crowd of relatives and other spectators. Social events for the show include Thrill on the Hill Friday afternoon refreshments. The Exhibitors Party is Saturday evening at the barn of Jimmy and Tempe Chancellor on Old Dogwood Rd. in Germantown. The Tri-Color Luncheon is Sunday at 1:00. Along with ribbons for classes, there are special Trophy Awards. The Libby Whitmore Memorial Trophy is presented by State Senator Mark Norris and his family in honor of his mother who was a founding member of the Nashoba Carriage Association. There is a Junior and Senior High Point Award for the entry who accumulates the most points. And there is a High Point Morgan Trophy awarded by the American Morgan Horse association to the highest point registered Morgan entry. Admission to the show is free and spectators are welcome. If you are interested in entering or receiving information, contact Becky Billard, show manager at or contact Chris Norris, show secretary, by email at

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