Oak Ridge Community Center, Inc.
Proud Sponsor of the Oakridge Easter Horse Show.
Press Release February 5, 2013
The Oak Ridge Community Center today announced that it has approved a four point plan recommended by the Oak Ridge Horseshow Committee:
- The sponsorship of the Oak Ridge Horseshow be suspended for 2013
- The Oak Ridge Horseshow committee further explore the availability of suitable site for the 2014 horseshow in Oak Ridge.
- The Horseshow committee will gauge volunteer support and financial sponsorships for show and assess the feasibility of holding a 2014 horse show.
- If the Committee is unable to demonstrate availability of a suitable site in Oak Ridge and/or the economic feasibility of holding such show, the committee will make recommendation on winding down activities and directing funds to other charitable purposes.
According to Chairman of the Oak Ridge Community Center Board, Bill Newman, “Following the loss of the show site in Oak Ridge in 2004, and the subsequent relocation of the show to Summerfield, we have experienced dwindling participation, attendance and volunteer and financial support as well as higher site costs, insurance and operating expenses. As a result, the show has been unable to produce sufficient operating profits to fund its charitable contributions. Cost cutting and financial support from our long time supporters are no longer enough to ensure the long term survival of the show. We need to re think the entire concept.”
According to Horseshow Chair Sharon Smith “The Horseshow has served this community well over the past 68 years. It provided voluntary support of hundreds of thousands of dollars to a primarily aggressive community which did not rely upon taxes for community amenities. Today taxes provide the funding for town amenities and the community has changed into a bedroom suburb of Greensboro. If the Community chooses not to support the horseshow and its traditions, it too will go the way of tobacco farms, horse farms and truck farms which once defined the way of life in Oak Ridge. We will make that determination this year.”
All Correspondense to PO box 483 Oak Ridge NC 27310.
PHA Cooler Winners - Friday
|Western Champion||Kasey Smith||Ima Obvious Cowboy|
|Reserve Champion||Claire Hyder||Rex|
|English Champion||Carrie O’Byrne||Life of Crimes|
|Reserve Champion||Emma Cole||Mr. Suntan Demand|
PHA Cooler Winners - Saturday
|Western Champion||Steve Nelson||Chocolate Chip Dough|
|Reserve Champion||Sara Bowen||Wall Street Woman|
|English Champion||Maggie McDonald||Too Cool To Count|
|Reserve Champion||Ivy Teesont||Sweet N Glo|
Hunter Jumper Cooler Winners
|Horse||Whyte Carter||Dose of Reality|
|Pony||Bayley Walch||Shamrocks Lucky Charm|
Mini Horse Cooler Winners
|Child||Shelly Berge||From the Heart Center Stage|
|Adult||Brittany Mitchel||RR’s Splash of Honey|
|Horse||Lauren Talbert||Humhill Chasing the Heavens|
Draft Pull - Light Weight
|1||Sam & King||Todd Kaine||Wendell, NC|
|2||Rip & Rock||Dan Jordan||Taylorsville, NC|
|3||Mike & Ike||Odell Coley||Statesville, NC|
|4||Ben & Hank||Neal Hutton||Marion, VA|
Draft Pull - Heavy Weight
|1||Doc & Jed||Phipps & Estep||Huntingtown, MD|
|2||Rock & Davey||Judas Boiling||Versailles, ID|
|3||Jack & Todd||Ira Green||Lenoir, NC|
|4||Ted & Charlie Brow||Neal Hutton||Marion, NC|
Muttin Bustin Winners
|1st||Alex Puffenbeger||Reidsville, NC|
|2nd||Lacas Moore||Reidsville, NC|
|3rd||Ethan Beville||Reidsville, NC|
|5th||Nickolas Moore||Reidsville, NC|
|6th||Abby Waters||Summerfield, NC|
Jose Tapia II
Evan Turner & Joey Connelly
Erin Graham & Scott Turner