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Eastern States Exposition, Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show
August 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 17, 2019
Competition for purebred Morgan horses featuring a wide array of events. Nearly 400 Morgan horses and their riders from New England and the Mid-Atlantic states are expected to trot onto the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition for four-days of competition.
The Morgan horse is one of the earliest horse breeds developed in the United States. All Morgans trace back to a single foundation sire, a stallion named Figure, who was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts in 1789. In 1792, he was given to a man named Justin Morgan as a debt payment. The horse later came to be identified by the name of this particular owner, and “the Justin Morgan horse” evolved into the name of the breed. Designated as the official state horse of Massachusetts in 1970, Morgans are considered one of America’s first native breeds.