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Local riders in national show in Perry
Emily Eigner
Emily Egner, a rider with Southern Legacy Stables in Allenhurst, has been competing in the Pro-Am Benefit Horse Show of Georgia at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry this week. - photo by Photo provided.

One of the top equestrian events in the Southeast wrapped up Saturday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry.

The Pro-Am Benefit Horse Show of Georgia in its 40th season hosts American saddlebred barns and riders, including Southern Legacy Stables located in Allenhurst and Pine Haven Stables in Brunswick. It has run through the week.

More than 200 riders and horses have competed in 167 classes which consist of both academy and performance classes: three gaited, five gaited, western pleasure, fine harness, open hunter pleasure and roadster. The championships were scheduled for Saturday.

Liberty County Riders to watch have been Emily Egner and Katy Maier, trained by Caitlin Jarriel, owner of Southern Legacy. And Evanne Floyd, Bobbie McDonald, Elizabeth Rogers and trainer Lindsey Dasher, representing Liberty County for Pine Haven Stables.

Championship classes begin at 10 a.m. today. The next local show will be April 21 at Pine Haven. Southern Legacy Stables has scheduled its local show for Oct. 20.

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