National horse event coming to North Augusta

March 12, 2007

A new horse-driven event could bring millions of dollars to our area.

Woody Merry of CSRA Help announced today that the National Carriage and Driving Horse Auction is coming to the Hippodrome in North Augusta.

The weekend event allows folks to buy horse-drawn carriages, wagons, saddles, blankets, and harnesses.

The event will end with a parade.

"We hope this event will help position Augusta for something besides golf to help build on our equestrian family," Merry said.

Merry says the event will bring in $3.5 to $4 million, and that $1 million of that will stay here.

The dates are September 13 through 15.

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