Breed Bonanza

New! breed bonanza at equine affaire!

Whose lucky day will it be? Come one, come all! Bring your best for an under saddle class highlighting a wide variety of breeds and disciplines in our Breed Bonanza! This unique under saddle rail class will showcase all three gaits (or equivalent for gaited horses) in both directions. A carefully curated panel of three judges consisting of a breeder, a horse show judge, and a professional trainer, will bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to the ring as they select and crown the inaugural Breed Bonanza winner.

The winner will be selected based on quality of gaits, horsemanship, and turnout. We are looking for the standout horse and rider combination who epitomize the cream of the crop.

the class

The class will be divided into a Youth and Adult section with up to 24 adults and 24 youth (ages 12-18) competitors. The adult and youth sections will each feature up to two classes. The winner of each class will return for the final “Bonanzas” in which the adult and youth winners will be selected and awarded.

Horses and riders will be judged at the walk, jog/trot, and lope/canter (or gait equivalents) in both directions.

The Breed Bonanza is open to all breeds and all under saddle disciplines. Horses and riders should be turned out with show tack and attire in line with the breed/discipline they are representing.

When & Where
Sunday, November 10, 2024 at 11:00am in the coliseum at the Eastern States Exposition

Rosettes and other prizes will be awarded to the top ten riders in each class.

Adult Breed Bonanza Champion receives: Title of “2024 Breed Bonanza Champion,” cooler, and trophy

Youth Breed Bonanza Champion receives: Title of “2024 Breed Bonanza Champion,” cooler, and trophy


Application materials are available below. Please complete an entry packet containing the following by September 6, 2024:

Entry deadline September 6, 2024.