The Germantown Charity Horse Show, held in the historic suburb of Germantown right outside of Memphis, Tennessee, returned for its 70th year this weekend. In addition to hosting phenomenal hunter and jumper competition, the Germantown Charity Horse Show also features other disciplines such as at-liberty work, driving and breed classes and all for a good cause.
The 2018 charity of choice was the Exchange Club Family Center, an organization that helps reduce the number of child abuse cases in the area by offering instruction on effective parenting skills. 2018 marks the twentieth year the Germantown Charity Horse Show has raised money for this influential organization. Over the past 19 years, more than $70,000 has been raised by the Germantown Charity Horse Show to benefit the Exchange Club Family Center’s efforts.
The show rings weren’t the only highlight of this week’s competition. There was another special ring featured this weekend when one competitor used the stunning showgrounds in Germantown as the scene for a pony-perfect proposal that receives JN’s seal of approval. We have all of that and more in this week’s recap sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products, so scroll on to see all the special sights from Tennesee.
So proud of my little Barney yesterday. ❤️ He might not be the fanciest horse, and he might not know how to canter to the left… But it takes very special creature to win a speed class, then turn around and immediately chill out for a flag ceremony with a veteran, and then come back to win the driving championship with a junior. Also ridiculously proud of the Lil Nugget @kaylaloveshorses02 for bringing home Barney's first championship. 🏆💖🦄 #KTBarnabus #turnonthejets #germantowncharityhorseshow #Percheron #Belgian #pterodactylscreeches #mydrafthorseissmarterthanyourhonorstudent
Alexis and Natalie have had a great week so far! Alexis and Mika received 3 3rds and a 4th in the Large Children’s Pony O/F and 4th in the U/S. They were 4th in the 11 & Under Equitation O/F, 5th in the Flat! Natalie was 3rd in the Jr Pleasure Driving under the guidance of Rollingwoods Farm! She also was 6th in the 12-14 Equitation on the Flat our of 15 riders on a catch ride! We look forward to wrapping up our week with Natalie competing her pony in the Green Medium Pony Division and some more driving fun! #CWD #germantowncharityhorseshow #bluebonnetfeeds
Free Flight Farm is headed to the Germantown Charity Horse Show!! Horses are arriving tonight and schooling will start tomorrow! Follow along on our Instagram story to see the adventures of Flat Stanley. #freeflightfarm #germantown #germantowncharityhorseshow #tennesseebound #horseshow #flatstanley #traditions #wishusluck #showtime #equestrian #hunter #jumper #hunterjumper #horse #horses
Before shooting the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic Golf Tournament, I stopped by @germantowncharity to shoot a few of horses for @memphisnews. I’ve never seen this kinda of show live. It was pretty fun. Click link in bio to see a gallery. • #germantowncharityhorseshow #horses #photography #memphis #germantowntn #horseshow