Saddlebred Week is filled with prestigious events including Five National Championship Events for American Saddlebred Pleasure Horses sponsored by Saddle & Bridle magazine and culminating in the beautiful Shatner Country Western Pleasure Championships on Saturday night. In Equitation, the Saddle & Bridle Pleasure Medallion Finals will be held at St. Louis, as well as the MHSA Junior Saddle Seat Equitation Medallion. Open Jackpot Stakes classes are being introduced this year for the Fine Harness, Three-Gaited and Five-Gaited Horses. And the exciting $5,000 Ruth and R.S. Palmer Memorial Five-Gaited Stake on Saturday night is expected to draw top open five-gaited horses from throughout the country.