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The N.C. State Championship Horse Drawn Plowing Contest will be held June 4 at 10 a.m. at the historic Ivey Burn Plantation six miles south of Erwin on N.C. 217. Contest categories include single walking plow, team walking plow, team antique riding plow, team modern riding plow, team consisting of three or more horses, mules, single oxen and team oxen. Contestants will compete for cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights. Cost to enter contests is $10 per category. Event is free for spectators. There will also be free horse-drawn wagon rides. For more information, contact Ronnie Bowen at (919) 820-4067 or Wayne Collier at (910) 980-0066 or e-mail at bowen898@yahoo.com. The contest is sponsored by the N.C. Work Horse and Mule Association.

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The Carolina Paint Horse Club has announced its 2011 show schedule. Following is the schedule: Dog Days show, July 30 and 31 at the Sen. Bob Martin Agricultural Center in Williamston; the Fall Fling show, Sept. 17 at Colfax; and the Cardinal Classic, Oct. 15 and 16 at the WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher. For more information on shows, contact CPHC president Tony Honeycutt, (704) 792-2122 or go to www.thecarolinapainthorseclub.com.

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The Carolina Mane Event Show Circuit will host a show Aug. 6 & 7 at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh. For more on the shows, contact Michele McLaughlin at (919) 934-1344, e-mail at sileeno@ipass.net or go to www.ipass.net/cmesc.

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There will be an open horse show Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. at Biggerstaff Park in Dallas. Contact Judy Yarborough at (704) 400-1899 or JudyYar@aol.com for more.

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The North Carolina chapter of Re-Run, a non-profit organization that places ex-racehorses into adoptive homes, now has thoroughbred racehorses available for adoption. Thoroughbreds are versatile and do well in any number of disciplines including shows, events, fox hunting or pleasure riding, according to Elizabeth Macdonald with Re-Run. For more, go to www.rerun.org or contact Elizabeth Macdonald at hemacd@mindspring.com.

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