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Holly Jolly Horse Show

Presented by: NCHS Hose Show


Welcome to the Holly Jolly Horse Show! Take your evergreen welcome wreath gift and join the design challenge! Who can come up with the most creative wreath using ONLY items they have at the horse show. No shopping allowed.


Join the holiday spirt and bring a gift for our white elephant gift exchange. More details to follow.


Showcase your horse! This is the perfect opportunity to bring out a sale horse, work a youngster in the ring, send in a new team, or show off an favorite. Each Showcase entry will have a few allotted minutes in the ring to show off! Please bring a script for the announcer to read during your showcase.

No cost to enter. Held after the Saturday night Horsemanship Challenge. 


Join us for the famous NCHS Horsemanship Challenge! First riders show their own horse on the rail. Then pull into center ring and switch and show a horse drawn randomly for them. This is considered a "special event" therefore academy riders are eligible if they are advanced and able to handle various horses. See prize list for more details.

Walk/Trot and Walk/Trot/Canter classes!


Stick around after the Saturday night session to cheer on our NCHS Horsemanship Challenge riders and then watch our Winter Showcase entries! Food will be served in the arena. 


TBA classes can be purchased, Contact Lisa Hillmer for details and availability.


NCHS Horsemanship Challenge

Riders show Round 1 with a horse they bring and then swap with another rider to perform Round 2 with a new horse! Class is judged on horsemanship. Join the fun in either the W/T/C or Walk/Trot sections! 

NEW this year - the Walk and Trot only Horsemanship Challenge! 

Each rider MUST provide a suitable lesson type horse to be used in the event, the horse should be able to be ridden by a variety of riders and WT or WTC on both leads and diagonals. The rider will use the horse they brought in the first round (any signs of unsafe behavior by the horse will result in entry being excused). Round 2 is where each rider will ride a horse they have never ridden. Riders cannot cross between WT and WTC divisions BUT a horse may cross enter with different riders. Show or work bridles are allowed. Each horse needs a suitable girth (pad if necessary). 

FORMAT: First round riders ride their horse and perform on the rail. 

Riders will draw a horse they have not ridden for the second round and again perform on the rail. The horse may be any breed. Top 10 ribbons will be awarded and a Champion and Reserve Champion. This is considered a “Special Event” therefore academy riders are eligible if they are advanced and able to handle various horses. 

FEE: Entry fee for this class is $100 per rider - Class proceeds donated to our Charity - The Northland Therapeutic Riding Center 

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Become A Sponsor $100 - Contact Lisa Hillmer


Show Officials

Show Manager - Tuffy Owens

Office Manager - Kelly McFaul 

Ringmaster - D.J. Talbot 

Announcer - John Owens

Organist - Randy Roberts 

Photographer - Terry Young 

Farrier - TBA 

Paddock Manager - Tuffy Owens 

Ring Secretary - Carol Owens 

Veterinarian - TBA 

First Aid - TBA 

Bedding - American Royal

Show Manager

David Tuffy Owens





Terry Young

Lexington, KY



KU Medical Center

3440 Rainbow Blvd,

Kansas City, KS 66103


Ask for the NCHS Special Rate! 

Show Committee

Co-Chairs - Jonnie Surland

Lisa Hilmer


Sue DeBoer

Joe Schmidt

Joetta Smith

Jennifer Louw

Missy Smith

Julie Phillips

Ashley Morgan

Kitty Hay