Horsing around at the fair

(Posted July 14, 2020)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer/Photographer

On July 13, English classes were the order of the day when it came to Madison County Fair action in the Coughlin Equine Arena.

Today’s fair schedule includes:
9 a.m. – Equine Show – Western Classes
10 a.m. – Rabbit Show – Breed/Market
5 p.m. – Swine Showmanship
5 p.m. – Rabbit Showmanship

Admission to the fair is free. For more information, visit madisoncountyfairoh.com or www.facebook.com/MadisonCountyFairOh/.

After tiring of watching the equine competitions, Joshua Waddle of London finds entertainment in covering himself in sand.
Mackenzie Martin of Plain City prepares to compete in the Saddle Seat Showmanship Walk/Trot event at the Madison County Fair. The 9-year-old member of the LFS Riders 4-H Club also competed in the Saddle Type Halter Walk/Trot and the Saddle Seat English Pleasure Walk/Trot.
Kinsey Kull and her horse, Sonny, take a little trot before one of the equine events. Kull, a Mount Sterling resident and Mud Run Hustlers 4-H Club member, went on to take first place in the Hunter and Hand 14- to 18-year-old class. It was her first win in showmanship at the Madison County Fair.
Kayla Miller, a Springfield resident, and her horse, Sinatra, perform in the Over Fences 2-Feet Equitation class.
Hope Fetherolf, a London resident and member of the Exclusively Equine 4-H Club, and her horse, Pretty Boy, launch over the 2-foot 9-inch Equitation Hunter barrier. Fetherolf has been riding horses since she was 3 years old.
Emma Weller of Hilliard competes in Saddle Seat Showmanship for 14- to 18-year-olds at the Madison County Fair on July 13. Weller, a member of the LFS Riders 4-H Club, placed second in the event. She also competed in the Saddle Type Halter, English Equitation, Saddle Seat Equitation, Working Hunter Under Saddle, and Saddle Seat English Pleasure categories.
Grove City resident Emilia DeVoe, 16, and her horse, Simon Says Jump, compete in the Over Fences 2-feet Hunter event. A member of the Starlight Riders 4-H Club, DeVoe placed first in multiple events on the first day of equine competitions during Madison County Fair week.
London resident Brooke Bates guides Bubbles through a jump during the Over Fences 18-inches event.
Ashley Baker of Galloway takes her horse, Roxie, around the ring during the Saddle Seat Showmanship Walk/Trot during the English classes portion of the Equine Show. Baker is a member of the Exclusively Equine 4-H Club.
Mount Sterling resident Alyson Petee, 17, and her horse, Sophie, walk back to the warmup area after competing in the Hunter and Hand Showmanship event. The Green Range 4-H Club member took second place in the event.
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