Massey Classic Horse Show raises funds for charity

By Diane Palmer

Horse Show

Approximately 500 horses from across the eastern United States converged at Clemson’s T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in April for the 74th annual J.D. Massey Classic Horse Show.

The program showcased professional, amateur and junior riders in the five-gaited, three-gaited and fine harness championships, as well as hackney pony and roadster horse competitions.

Each year, the non-profit show raises funds to benefit local charities. Last year, the show funded three $1,000 scholarships for the Veterinary Technology Program at Tri-County Technical College. Clemson-Calhoun Rotary received approximately $3,000 and the Clemson Collegiate Horseman’s Association received $1,000.

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