The World Foundation Quarter Horse Alliance second annual World Show and Sale will be held at the Boone County Fairgrounds, in Columbia, MO, Sept. 26 to 29.

Last year's inaugural show was the largest Foundation Quarter Horse show ever held. Early interest and a new more centralized location show that the 2001 event should be bigger and better than ever.

Activities scheduled, in addition to conformation and performance classes, will include the Stallion Showcase, Western Trade Show, seminars, exhibitor parties, Western Collectibles Benefit Auction and the Foundation Quarter Horse Sale. Buster Cockerell, Dublin, TX, and Ward Fenton, Billings, MT, are the judges for this year's show.

Participants may begin arriving Tuesday, Sept. 25. Conformation classes will begin at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Following the conformation classes, the ranch horse trail classes will be held. Amateur and open divisions for the exhibitor and junior (5 and under) and senior classes for the horses are offered in all performance classes.

Thursday's activities begin at 8 a.m., with the ranch riding classes. The cutting classes will be followed by the ranch cutting, working cow horse and team sorting.

Entry deadline for the show is Sept. 1. However, a person may enter at the show for an additional fee of $10 per class. Team sorting entrants will not be charged a late fee and may enter at the show.

Saturday morning begins with the barrel racing and pole bending classes. The Foundation Quarter Horse Sale will begin at 1 p.m. Many early consignments show, in addition to excellent breeding stock, the sale also will feature a wonderful selection of using and performance horses. The consignment deadline for the Foundation Quarter Horse Sale is Aug. 1.

The Western Collectibles benefit auction will be held just prior to the Foundation Quarter Sale. The auction will feature items of interest to horse owners, ranchers and others that enjoy the Western way of life. All proceeds from the benefit auction will aid in the WFQHA's efforts to promote and preserve Foundation Quarter Horses. The awards ceremony will be held following the sale.

For more information on the World Foundation Quarter Horse Alliance and its activities, please contact the main office, at 915-453-9660, or visit the website, at www.wfqha.org.

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