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Maui Jim Horse Trials
Wayne, IL, USA
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2007 winner of the CIC3* at Maui Jim Horse Trials, Becky Holder and Courageous Comet
In July, many of the country's top riders in the equestrian sport of eventing will make their way to the village of Wayne to compete at the Maui Jim Horse Trials, July 10-13. Entries are pouring in, and workers have been busy mowing and preparing the cross country courses for competition. The location of the event is Lamplight Equestrian Center on North Dunham Road in Wayne. Maui Jim runs three International classes known as CIC's as well as four National divisions and is the only competition in the Midwest that offers the most difficult recognized level of the sport, Advanced. The competition is sponsored by Maui Jim, Inc. of Peoria, Illinois, makers of popular high end sun glasses.

The beneficiaries of the event are the Illinois Wisconsin Search and Rescue Dogs Organization and programs taking part in the Special Olympics Equestrian competition that runs on Sunday, July 13. A lively Trade Fair will be on grounds, and food is available for purchase. Admission is free, the atmosphere is casual, and families are welcome. For further information and tentative schedule of events, log on to

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