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The late George C. Ware, of Brookline, who founded the New Brook Horse Show in 1941, holds four grade-Morgan brothers he raised and trained to ride and drive, at his West River Camp in Brookline.

BROOKLINE >> Southern Vermont's oldest horse show will be held Saturday, July 2 at West River Stables At Meadowbrook Farm, on 102 Hill Road in Brookline.

The first class starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Admission is free to this family-friendly event and spectators are encouraged to root for their favorites from ringside. Refreshments will be served by the New Brook Fire Department Auxiliary and all show profits will benefit the New Brook volunteer fire department which serves Newfane and Brookline.

The show has 53 classes this year, including competitions for gaited pleasure horses, western road hack, saddle pairs, trail horses, hunters, jumpers and miniature horse driving. The George C. Ware Trail Class honors the show's founder, and the Betty Cohn Memorial Class, Pairs of Working Hunters, honors the late Elizabeth Riera Cohn, who was the show's secretary for 50 of its 75 years.

Exhibitors and spectators are asked not to bring their dogs.

Ice Skating

Rose Dumaine, of Jacksonville, earned three gold medals and a bronze at the Ice Skating Institute District 1 Championships on June 23-26 in Natick, Mass. Over 400 skaters competed. Team Director Suzanne McCaughtry of Keene, N.H. and team coach Megan O'Hearn of Chesterfield, N.H. were there with their FMC Ice Sports of Greenfield, Mass. team that consists of Ruth Morse, Marina McMahon, Ella Dubin and Dumaine.

Soccer Officials Clinic


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The Vermont Soccer Officials Association (VSOA) Clinic for new soccer officials will hold classroom instruction on July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Ludlow Recreation Center. The fee is $75 dollar ($25 of which covers NFHS insurance). A follow up scrimmage clinic will take place on July 28 at 6 p.m. in Hartford at Dothan Brook School. Contact Gary Blodgett at gblodg@comcast.net for more information.

Saxtons River Pirates

The next game for the Pirates is July 4 at noon at Saxtons River against the Walpole Wild Blue. Morgan Brown, former Harvard captain and minor league player from Alstead, N.H., will be playing shortstop for Saxtons River.

Baseball Honor

Bellows Falls Union High School graduate Michael LaBeau was recently named the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Pitcher of the Week after earning three saves in four appearances without giving up a run for the league-leading Keene Swamp Bats. LaBeau is also a pitcher for the Castleton University baseball team.