Added Classes

17.1 Ladies Amateur 5-Gaited; 30.1 Novice Horse 3-Gaited Pleasure; 34.1 Amateur Hackney Pony; 43 Carolina Owned 5-Gaited; 43.1 5-Gaited Country Pleasure; 73.1 Junior/Novice Horse Park Pleasure Stake; 83 Amateur Harness Pony; 89 Open Dressage Suitability; 88.1 ASB 3-Gaited Country Pleasure Novice/Limit Rider Stake; 89.1 Novice Horse 3-Gaited Show Pleasure Stake; 90.1 Amateur Fine Harness Stake; 100 Ladies Amateur 5-Gaited Championship; 104.1 5-Gaited Country Pleasure Stake

In April 2021, the JD Massey Classic Horse Show celebrates its 87th anniversary.  The original event, which started in June 1933, was known as The Greenville Horse Show.  The founding members' determination for the "show to go on" continued its success even during World War II.  This year's event, heralded as one of the longest continually running American Saddlebred shows in the country, is a reflection of similar determination.

More Added/Split Classes

Class 102 Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Show Pleasure has been split into 13 & Under and 14-17 running back to back; as has the stake in this division, class 161.

Key Contacts

Show Secretary:  Ms. Beth Snider; Shelbyville, KY; 502-314-7960

Horse Show Manager:  Mr. Dan Shirley; Simpsonville, SC


useful info


EventMix and its sponsors will provide a free webcast of all sessions of the 2021 JD Massey Classic at


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Pig Pickin' Barbecue

JD Massey will host a pig pickin' barbecue on Friday night after the show.  To sign up as a barn participant to bring a side dish or dessert contact Allen Bosworth at

Hospitality Tables

There will be cash bar and bar area every night, with table service and drink coupons on Friday/Saturday for those who sign up for a Premium Table.  Check out on Sponsor Form under the Prize List/Forms tab above.

2021 JD Massey classic Show Classic is on! april 14-17, 2021

JD Massey will accept credit cards through Square this year

We will accept credit cards for all payments this year through our Square account. We can either swipe/chip cards or you can just give the number. There will be a 4% processing fee associated with those transactions if you choose them. That is the cost of the transactions from Square.


Sandra Hall is the official photographer for JD Massey.  Visit her web site at

Welcome, welcome, welcome! The 2021 JD Massey Classic is ON for the 87th edition. We're so excited to welcome you back to the beautiful Upstate of South Carolina from Wednesday, April 14 through Saturday, April 17. We will have a full schedule of American Saddlebred, Hackney Pony, Roadster, Equitation, and Friesian classes. Once again, we will serve as the Region 4 Championships for IFSHA. We're a USEF Lite show and a ASHA Star Show. This means that you can trust that this will be a safe and fair competition.

We will be following full Cover-19 safety protocols as laid out by the USEF which kept many shows safe through the second half of 2020. Unfortunately, spectators will not be allowed but all competitors, owners, and support personnel will be allowed who follow the safety protocols.

Look forward to seeing you soon.


The Board and Officials of the JD Massey Classic