Northampton, New England Morgan Horse Show
July 24 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 29, 2023
84th anniversary New England Morgan Horse Show. The annual event will be held this week through Saturday, July 29, on the Three County Fairgrounds. The horse shows begin each day at 9 a.m. and continue until all competitions have been completed around 9 or 9:30 p.m.
They will be competing in some 200 individual classes from carriage driving to dressage and from English to Western pleasure and many others. And you can also go behind the scenes and watch some of the horses being groomed and talk with exhibitors about their breeds.
Vendors at the show will be selling saddles, bridles and more, as well as grooming supplies. There will also be horse-themed gift items for sale such as clothing and jewelry.
The New England show is the second-biggest on the Morgan horse circuit, next only to the Grand Nationals in Oklahoma City.
Considered one of America’s first native breeds, the Morgan began with “Figure,” a bay acquired in 1789 by schoolteacher and composer Justin Morgan, who moved from West Springfield to Randolph, Vermont. The colt, later renamed Justin Morgan after his owner, was the founding sire of the breed.