The Dixie National Quarter Horse Show, the Southern Classic, is the premier event of the Mississippi Quarter Horse Association. Held in February on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mississippi, it is the largest quarter horse show held during a stock show in the nation. The Dixie National Quarter Horse Show is the largest in the South and the third largest quarter horse show in the United States.


The national exposure the show receives makes it a gathering place for the top horses in the country and a field day for spectators.


With an average audience of over 4500, Free Style Reining, held on Friday night, is the most crowd pleasing class

 and demonstrates the great physical ability of the American Quarter Horse.


The Dixie National Equine Expo, the largest equine related trade show in the south, runs in conjunction with the quarter horse show. The Equine Expo features everything imaginable for the equine enthusiast. For information on booth space at the Equine Expo, please e-mail Diane at






Casey Devitt

2019 Dixie National Quarter Horse Show Manager

Casey has judged the most prestigious American Quarter Horse shows in the county including the AQHA Open and Amateur World Championship Show 4 times, the AQHA Select World Championship, and the NSBA World Show. Casey was born and raised in Southern California and has trained 'horses for more than 30 years. Early in his career he apprenticed under industry legends Greg Whalen, Barney Hinds, and Tim Whitney. Casey has coached many Youth and Amateur riders to top ten placings as well as All-Around Champions at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. He has also shown multiple horses to top ten wins at the AQHA World Show. Casey has been managing the Arizona Sun Circuit for the past 4years. He is an AQHA Steward at the World Shows and an AQHA Professional Horseman. Casey has been married for 31 years to his wife, fellow trainer, and Judge April Devitt. We are happy to have him back again this year as Show Manager.