Harrell Horse Shows
PO Box 691
Caseyville, Illinois 62232
fax: 618.397.2040 Email Us
Mark Harrell Horse Shows!
no “I” in team & there is no “I” in Mark Harrell Horse Shows.
When an organization or association hires Mark Harrell Horse
Shows, we come in as a collective group & with each person
knowing their responsibilities. We all work together to make
each and every show as perfect as possible & make sure we are
prepared in advance. Whether the show is a smaller two day
show or a longer 4-5 day circuit, each show receives the same
preparation & dedication. The team routinely manages
over 80,000 AQHA entries each year & is currently running
shows in more than 10 states and Canada.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the
team members involved with Mark Harrell Horse Shows.
Mark Harrell, though his name is on the marquee,
Mark will be the first to acknowledge that he has great
friends & ‘co-workers’ working along side him. Mark Harrell
has been involved with horses since his early childhood. He
managed his first horse show in 1982 and
to this day is still
managing it. Having been a seasoned horse show exhibitor,
Mark has a different perception of what it takes to run a
show. He is a multiple PHBA and IBHA World Champion trainer
& exhibitor. Mark’s position at the shows is as show
manager. His duties vary but he is commonly known as the
man with the raffle tickets & resulting prizes.
David Pardue has been working the horse shows
since 1998. As Director of Operations & Vice President of
Mark Harrell Horse Shows, David can usually be found in the
show office taking entries or tabbing exhibitors out. However,
David’s forte is the hospitality end of the shows. If
hospitality is part of
the show contract, David can plan, organize & throw the most
elaborate, fun & fan-friendly parties ever seen at a
show. David, Mark’s partner,
previously worked in the retail industry & knows that it is
the little things that exhibitors appreciate the most. Most
of the time, when you call the office, you will talk
with David. David is a past multi-million
dollar real estate producer. Both he & Mark have put their
licenses into referral.
Michael David joined Mark Harrell Horse Shows in
April of 2008. This lucky little boy was adopted by Mark &
David & is named after Mark's brother & David's father.
Mikey is a well-traveled little boy who loves everything -
especially microphones. His own personal collection of
microphones is impressive.
He will celebrate his FIFTH birthday on April 24, 2013.
Mark, Mikey & David are shown above with David's
unanimous win at the 2012 Congress with Mazmania in the
Amateur Aged & Amateur Ltd Aged Stallions.
Julie Pardue of Plant
City, FL joined MHHS in 2006 and is well-versed on the
show management end of everything. If the last
name looks familiar it should! Julie is David Pardue's
mother! (I think someone needs to check her license -
she does not look old enough!) Julie has more
than 25 years of management & accounting experience,
working for a number of large companies. Born in England,
Julie was a military brat & later married a member of the
Air Force. She has resided in 8 different states and 5
different countries. She resides just outside of
Tampa, FL with her husband and 2 cats! (She calls herself
a big cat lover!)
Kathy Avolt of Lafayette, IN serves as the
announcer for most of our shows. She
has more than 15 years of competitive speech in her background
& previously served as the editor of a state Quarter Horse
association’s magazine and web site. She understands the
running of shows, having been both an exhibitor and show
manager, having managed her first Quarter Horse show at the
age of 16 for local 4-H club. Kathy’s position also requires a
lot of pre-show details. She designs the showbills, tab
sheets, handles the promotion for the shows & also follows up
with the posting of results & a show review. Kathy is
responsible for the daily maintenance of Mark Harrell Horse
Shows' web site & Facebook page. During the show, Kathy is also
responsible for figuring the circuit awards for each class.
Back at home, Kathy does freelance advertising, specializing
in the real estate industry.
Harrell Horse Shows can assist with an upcoming show of yours,
please email us for additional information. We look forward to
meeting new exhibitors and associations. It is our pleasure
working with you.
What others are saying about
Mark Harrell Horse Shows' shows...
"Thank you for such a
wonderful show. I attended the March to the Arch for the first
time this year and had a ball !! The show was well run and
most importantly.....FUN. It was great to arrive in the
morning and be treated to breakfast, show all day, receive
great prizes and then have an exhibitors dinner to finish the
day off. It really doesn't get much better than that !! The
generosity of so many for such a worthy cause was
overwhelming. I want to thank you and all your staff for
the countless hours of hard work and endless smiles. We came
from North Carolina and the trip was well worth it. See you
next year!!" Kellie Morris & No Big Detail
"I was not
able to go to the March to the Arch (or my daughter wanted me
to stay home) but all I have heard is how great your shows
are. WOW you must run a great show. Everyone that went from
Missy Thyfault's group said it was the "best show ever." I
have heard great things about the food, the prizes, the
people, the hospitality and the survivor class. It's nice to
hear and be a part of such a great event." Charley, Mackenzie, Madison Thiel and show mom Cyndi