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2008 Skidmore Classic Horse Show

Posted: 06/23/2008

Approximately 600 horses and riders are participating in the 2008 Skidmore Classic Horse Show, which started June 18 on Union Avenue, across from the Saratoga Race Course. The second and final week of competition is scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, June 25-29.

The shows, inaugurated in 1927 and brought back to life in 1998, are a highlight of the early summer season in Saratoga Springs. The competition attracts many of the country's best horses and riders, and benefits scholarships to Skidmore College students.

Organizers hope to raise about $250,000 this year. Since 1998, the Skidmore Classic Horse Show has raised $1.3 million in scholarship funds for Skidmore students.

Photos by Stacey Mattison and James Parker.

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