By Tara MatslerThe American Quarter Horse JournalJune 27, 2014
Josh Little competes in ranch horse pleasure at the 2014 Tar Heel Triple Classic in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Credit: courtesy of NCQHA and Gale Little)
The dust is still settling from the 2014 Tar Heel Triple Classic, but it’s plain to see the June 12-22 event was certainly a success.
The first four days of the Tar Heel Triple Classic was the North Carolina Quarter Horse Youth Association's show. All proceeds from the four days went to the NCQHA youth club.
During the first four days, the youth members planned many fun activities and exhibitor meals such as:
The entries for this set of shows increased by 100, said Gale Little, an AQHA director for North Carolina.
The next two days of the Tar Heel Triple Classic were the Little Futurity, where exhibitors showed for prize money. This event included a sponsor-and-exhibitor dinner, games and an exhibitor social. And both evenings included special western pleasure slot classes.
The four days following the Little Futurity was the NCQHA Jamboree, featuring more food and fun.
And the final day of the TTC was the No Bling/Level 1-Rookie show, which included a clinician.
All of these great events combined to make up the 2014 Tar Heel Triple Classic.
“We were at full capacity, having rented 800 stalls, and we had a record number of entries; 8,049 in total,” Gale added.
Not a bad way to celebrate 10 years of great horse showing in North Carolina.
2014 Tar Heel Triple Classic All-Around Winners
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Watch the slideshow below for more photos from the 2014 Tar Heel Triple Classic, courtesy of NCQHA and Gale Little.
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