Block and Bridle hosts Horse Show fundraiser at MU food court

Randi Reeder

Block and Bridle Club will be having a fundraiser Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. for the club’s annual Horse Show on April 20 to 22.

“People can come to the [Memorial Union] and eat at the food court, and a portion of those proceeds go toward our show at no extra cost to them,” said Allyson Parman, sophomore in agricultural studies and co-chairwoman for the Horse Show.

Students may use their normal methods of payment. All stations in the food court except Panda Express and Subway go toward the proceeds.

The Block and Bridle Horse Show is the nation’s largest student run and sanctioned horse show. Because of this, it takes a lot of money and involves a lot of time and effort in order for it be successful.

“Our fundraiser is raising money so we can help out the show financially,” Parman said.

“The show has been around for just under 70 years, and it is a three day show with a combination of American Quarter Horse Association, 4-H and open classes,” said Ashley Ellensohn, freshman in animal science and Block and co-chairwoman for the Horse Show.

Each day of the Horse Show is a separate event. The three categories are Quarter Horse, Open and 4-H.

This is the 68th year that the Block and Bridle club has been organizing and putting on the horse show. This year it will take place in the Jacobson Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.