March 18th, 2014
Four rescue horses got the chance of their lifetimes when they were chosen for the Heartland Horseman’s Challenge during the Illinois Horse Fair March 7 to 9 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield.
Local philanthropist Matthies was “one of a kind”
April 7th, 2014
Local philanthropist and former Wittenberg University vice president Roland Matthies died Thursday after a brief illness at the age of 103. Matthies served on countless local boards and committees, including the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the Tecumseh Council of Boy Scouts and the Clark County Historical Society. He was also a founding member of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra ...
Cowboys Take Aim, Mounted Shooting at Horsefest
March 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The 2014 Horsefest came to a close, Mar. 23 and ended with a bang. A display of wild-west, cowboy horse mounted shooting closed the festivities today at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. The weekend-long equine festival was one to both inform and entertain. Guy McLean, professional horse trainer, entertainer, and award winner was featured at the event. The three day event featured ...
Equestrian: McVean faultless in winning her fifth JB Olympic Cup
March 23rd, 2014
The queen of New Zealand showjumping won her fifth JB Olympic Cup at the NRM Horse of the Year Show in Hastings yesterday.Katie McVean notched the only double clear aboard Dunstan Springfield. It was her fifth win from five different...
New horse show office opened at Big E
April 16th, 2014
Horse shows are among the many events that draw thousands of people to the Eastern States Exposition every year.