The Michigan Quarter Horse Association Harbor Classic is underway July 2-8, 2023, at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington, Michigan!

The show offers 6 AQHA horse shows and NSBA dual approved classes, and the judges are Mike Hoeppner, Michele Pearson, Josh Tjosaas, Mark Baus, Robin Frid, and Valerie Kearns.

Katie Barrett and Nicole McConnell have shared their first set of candid photos from the show! Stay tuned for more from the official show photographer, Terry Petterson Photography, and keep scrolling, as we have photos of the cornhole tournament to share as well!

First up, a gallery of images of the Trainers Showmanship class from Katie Barrett, Nicole McConnell, and Carson Brunner!  The class was held in support of the Michigan Quarter Horse Youth Association, and it offered a prize for Most Patriotic with Morgan Lantz as the winner, and a prize for the loudest cheering section, with Jeff Moody as that winner! JB Performance Horses and clients sponsored the prizes, and Jim Roth volunteered his skills with the microphone.

Carson Brunner reports a total of $2500 raised for the MQHA Youth Association. Way to go, trainers!

The support for the youth continued with a dog race to raise funds for MQHYA, to the tune of $1,600 raised.

The results, thanks to Kris at MQHA:

10 pounds and under

1st – Frankie Z owned by Tim & Katy Jo Zuidema

2nd – Dolly owned by Ashley Stone

11-30 pounds

1st Sally – owned by Karly Lewis

31 and over

1st Regan owned by Jada Leek

2nd Axel owned by Lydia Howe

3rd Toewser owned by Grace Kehoe


Nothing says Midwest fun like a Cornhole Tournament!  Thank you to Katie and Nicole for the tournament photos from the MQHA Harbor Classic Tournament:

Last but not least, scroll through a gallery of show candids from Katie and Nicole:


Autor Delores Kuhlwein


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