BUFFALO, N.Y. — The 72nd annual Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) returns to the Buffalo Equestrian Center, home to SBS Farms, Inc. and the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC), Sept. 12-16.

The BIHS is held each year as a benefit for the BTRC and is designated a 'Heritage' competition by US Equestrian (USEF), reserved for horse shows in existence for 25 years or more that have promoted and grown equestrian sport and made contributions to the community outside the gates of the horse show by achieving, maintaining and promoting the equestrian ideals of sportsmanship and competition. The BIHS is fortunate to be one of less than 30 horse shows nationwide that holds this illustrious status.

This year's event is dedicated in memory of renowned show manager, course designer and trainer Michael Rheinheimer and features the following exciting incentives:

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• Baby Green Hunters will have no entry fee. Bring your young ones to the BIHS for their first show experience.

• Trainers who bring five showing horses will receive one free stall; bring 10 showing horses and get two stalls free.

• Trainers traveling over 100 miles will receive one stall at half price.

• All showing horses will be included in a drawing for waived entries at a future show or one free stall on Saturday night (US Equestrian fees not included).

Judges selected for the 2018 BIHS include Danny Robertshaw (hunters), Scot Evans (hunters) and Kim Kirton (jumpers).

New to the prize list this year are the New England Horsemen's Council (NEHC) Adult and Junior Medal classes, providing an opportunity for riders to gain valuable qualifying points towards this year's New England Equitation Championships.

The BIHS is an AA rated hunter/jumper show offering excellent preparation for horses and riders who will be competing at indoor finals this fall as the facility features one of the largest indoor riding arenas in the nation.

Entries close on Aug. 30 and may be e-mailed to becandbtrc@aol.com or mailed to 950 Amherst Street Buffalo, NY 14216.

Admission for spectators to the horse show is free, with the exception of Friday and Saturday after 5 p.m. Admission will be $5 per person and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center.

Parking: Parking is available on Amherst Street or behind the property on Great Arrow Drive. On the weekends, parking is available in the Tapestry Charter School parking lot.

For more information see www.thebtrc.org

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