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Mark Your Calendar for The St. Louis National Charity Horse Show 2022

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

September 14 - 18, 2022

Tessa Downey rose to the top of the pack for the win in the 2021 ASPCA Maclay Region 5 Regional Finals. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

Lake St. Louis, MO – July 2, 2022 – Mark your calendar for the annual St. Louis National Charity Horse Show scheduled for September 14-18, 2022, at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. The show continues the tradition of hosting the Region 5 NHSAA/ASPCA Maclay Championships on Sunday, September 18th. Patty Harnois (Marston Mills, MD) and Julie Winkel (Reno, NV) will be this year's judges with Jason Shelley (Wellington, FL) as the course designer and Mo Duhon (Wright City, MO) taking the role of show manager.

Sarah Duhon and Nice To Have won the $5,000 3' Hunter Derby in 2021. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

The show has increased the prize money in the Children's and Adult Jumper divisions, offering $5,000 Children's and Adult Jumper Classics for both the high and low divisions. The jumper classes have moved to the indoor arena from the previous outdoor location. The show also features the popular $5,000 3' Hunter Derby with plenty of social events to go with those special classes. VIP seating can be reserved for special events in the main ring.

Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant

The St. Louis National Charity Horse Show is excited to host the Zone 7 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant testing this year. It’s a great way for pony riders to test their horsemanship knowledge and earn money for their equestrian endeavors.

The grant testing is available for juniors competing in pony classes, ages 17 and under. The program consists of a written multiple-choice test on horsemanship with four age groups. The National test will be held at USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms. Each winner at the zone level will receive a $100 grant to be used toward educational-or equestrian-related expenses, as well as a $50 Dover Saddlery gift card.

The National Equestrian Center continues to put huge effort into improving the footing in all arenas while DMG Shows and manager Duhon, are dedicated to sensible scheduling and creating a fun show experience for all exhibitors. Hospitality returns to the horse show with barn-sponsored lunches, dinners, happy hours, and an ice cream social.

There will not be a Grand Prix or Welcome Stake this year but the schedule will be full of jumper classes for all levels of riders in addition to the regular hunter and equitation divisions.

Supporting Local Charities

As always, the best part of the horse show is that it is proud to support two amazing non-profit organizations in the community: Stray Rescue of St. Louis, an organization dedicated to finding new lives for stray animals of St. Louis, and TREE House of Greater St. Louis, a therapeutic horsemanship center for people with disabilities and their families. Over the last five years, the show has proudly donated over $115,000 to these charities. The horse show strives to improve the lives of both people and animals through their events and the organizations that benefit from them.

Mark your calendars for September 14-18, 2022 and meet us in St. Louis!

For more information, visit the website at The prize list will be available soon.

The Saddlebred section of the horse show runs from September 28, 2022 – to October 1, 2022. Thank you to these businesses for their generous sponsorship of the 2022 St. Louis National Charity Horse Show.

St. Louis National Charity Horse Show

The National Equestrian Center

6880 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard

Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

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