The manner in which exhibitors and owners demand value from equine events has changed and in an effort to stay current and offer our breeders, owners and exhibitors more opportunities and exposure, we have decided to combined our Southern Belle Invitation July 2012 show with The Stars and Stripes and The Big A 2012 show managed by Mark Harrell Horse Shows. We have been asked for a number of years, by both our exhibitors and vendors to add AQHA events to the July show. Due to the AQHA mileage constraints for existing shows, we have never been able to successfully offer this level of AQHA event at the July show. We felt for our July show to be sustainable we needed the AQHA affiliation and David Pardue and Mark Harrell have managed an outstanding show in Georgia with a large number of exhibitors. We are of course sad to see the July show go but we feel that when the demands of the exhibitors changes, we have to change as well. The combination of our affiliations with high profile shows, now allows us to guarantee more added money than previously in the history of The Southern Belle Invitation.