AUGUST 19, 2019 (Little Rock, Ark.) – On August 30 – September 2, 12 equine organizations from across the state will come together to raise funds for Arkansas Children’s Hospital as the 56th Annual Arkansas State Championship Horse Show returns to the Arkansas State Fairgrounds and Barton Coliseum for its 56th year!
Held Labor Day weekend, this year’s four-day event will include approximately 2,400 entrants competing in over 40 different classifications. The show will kick off Friday, August 30, at 8 a.m. and run well into the evening. The show continues through Monday, September 2, daily admission prices are $10 per person, per day, children under 5 admitted free. Approximately 10,000 tickets are expected to be sold with net proceeds benefitting Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Vendors at the event will offer horse trailers, equine products, clothes, crafts, leather goods and home décor items. Food and drink will be available from Barton Coliseum vendors.
Fri., Aug. 30: Kick-off 8 a.m. - Evening
Sat., Aug. 31: Events 8 a.m. - Evening
Sun., Sept. 1: Events 8 a.m. - Evening
Mon., Sept. 2: Events 8 a.m. – Mid-afternoon
This event has been working for many years to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and has many grateful patients that are proud to exhibit at the show as well.
Information about the show can be found online at www.arstatehorseshow.com or by contacting Neal Kring at 870-7610-885.
PRE-EVENT INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Arkansas State Championship Horse Show (ASCHS) representative Neal Kring will be in town preparing for the weekend’s events and is available for in-studio visits and interviews about the show.
LIVE SHOT/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Media is invited to the Arkansas State Fairgrounds during the week of the event for pre-event and event live shots and/or interviews.
About Arkansas Children’s
Arkansas Children's, Inc. is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' 710,000 children, giving the organization a unique ability to shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas and transform the health of children throughout the region. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in five pediatric subspecialties (2019-2020): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, opened in Springdale in early 2018. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can fundamentally transform the health of children in Arkansas and beyond. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.