For the fourth year, Las Vegas-based Horses4Heroes hold a Patriot's Weekend 9/11 Remembrance, Fri., Sept. 6, through Sun., Sept. 8, at Las Vegas Horseman's Park.
This year, Southern Nevada Fire Fighters will be honored during a special tribute Saturday morning.
The weekend will start with a Dutch Oven/BBQ Dinner and Silent Auction Friday at 6 p.m. on the Main Arena Event Lawn. Kathy's Chuck Wagon is the caterer and tickets are just $25 per person. Saturday morning, a grand entry will be held in the Flamingo Arena, recognizing the service and sacrifice of Southern Nevada Fire Fighters including a special tribute to the Prescott 19, Hot Shot fire fighters, that lost their lives this summer in Arizona. All who lost their lives on 9/11 and since, in the war on terror, will be recognized.
Following the opening ceremonies, the 5th Annual Red White and Blue Jeans Walk-Trot Spectacular will begin, also in the Flamingo Arena. This year, high-point buckles will be awarded in seven age divisions. New this year are high-point awards for Rookie English and Rookie Western Youth and Senior riders. In-hand classes for miniature horses and classes for Rookie Rescue horses have been added as well.
With 106 entries last year, this all community, open-breedhorse show is the "biggest little horse show" in Las Vegas." The show is fun, affordable, casual, and educational and encourages local horse owners to try horse shows in a safe environment. It also is an opportunity for local trainers and instructors to introduce their students to the fun of competing in horse shows. The show concludes on Sun., Sept. 8.
Also on Saturday, across the park in the Main Arena, the second annual 4D Barrel Race will get under way at 9:30 am. The Red White and Blue Barrels Race for our Heroes is approved by the Women's Pro Rodeo Association. The entry fee is $40 and riders who bring in at least one, 33 gallon bag of used shoes and/or boots will get $10 off their entry fee. The boot and shoe drive is in support of Horses4Heroes' Healin' Boots, a campaign to collect 300 bags by Sept. 30 to raise $3,000.
For more information, to sponsor a buckle or enter the show, contact Horses4Heroes at 702/645-8446 or visit the Web site at www.Horses4Heroes.org.