More than 100 spectators watched thoroughbred and Arabian horses exhibit jumping, reigning and dressage performances Saturday during a benefit to maintain health care services for uninsured children.

The Equine Pavilion in Park City hosted the "Horses for Humanity" event, which featured international competition-style demonstrations of performance horses and riders.Rider Scott Feldman, 25, and Xanthos, a German-bred Hanovarian, jumped two 4-foot 9-inch poles separated by 5 feet. Scott, who was in the 1992 Junior Pan Am competitions, is training the horse for the Olympics.

"That horse can jump 6 feet," said Scott, also a competition riding instructor at the Flying Colors Farm of Park City, which sponsors local riders to go to national competitions.

Nine horses demonstrated feats from every competitive discipline. Three others of famous Arabian bloodlines were shown by owner and international thoroughbred award winner Travis Hansen of the Travis Training Center, American Fork.

"All of these horses are of truly international caliber. Some have won several United States and Canadian championships," said Equine Pavilion owner Margaret Keate.

Also featured was a silent auction where bids were written in for unique products and hand-made gifts donated by merchants throughout the state. Universal ski passes were donated by several ski resorts.

The auction proceeds were to go toward the South Main Clinic, 3195 S. Main, in order to help the clinic continue to provide health-care services to single mothers and their children, said pediatrician and medical director Karen Buchi.

"We offer all services to all those who need it. We try to lessen the financial burden on working mothers who don't receive health insurance through their employers," Buchi said.

The Salt Lake County Health Department provides the facility and doctors. The University of Utah also provides physicians in training.

In addition to providing care for lower income patients, the clinic also provides a great training program for U. student physicians, Buchi said.

Keate said there is an increasing need for an affordable, single-parent health-care provider - especially for children of under-insured or uninsured mothers.

"I'm a great believer in the need for health-care availability for single mothers and their children. There are so many now that can't afford insurance" said Keate.

Buchi said the South Main Clinic handles a full range of services and will not turn away anyone, insured or not. They base charges for services on a sliding scale based on the patient's income.

Events like Horses for Humanity are designed to broaden community support and involvement in a serious and growing problem - the inaccessibility of health insurance for children, said Keate.