The Saddlebred classes are loaded with chrome and flash. The most exciting classes are the three and five gaited Open Championship classes. Equally exciting are the Roadster classes, both under saddle and in harness. Competing with the big, beautiful Saddlebreds are the Hackney ponies, just as flashy as their larger counterparts. Also not to be missed is the fine harness division, with its high-end carriages. The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is among the oldest continually operating horse shows in America, held on grounds inside Moses Cone Memorial Park.