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Troy Draft Horse Show a Huge Community Based Success

Troy Draft Horse Show a Huge Community Based Success

by Tom Hojnowski - August 4, 2022

On Sunday, July 24th the 146th Troy Fair Draft Horse Show kicked off the Troy fair. Many from the community came together to make the event a tremendous success. Starting that dry morning, a tank of water was applied to the ring by Chris Palmer. Fortunately, the watered ring held up that day with the help of a small shower and the overcast weather through the morning. The halter and youth showmanship classes started out the day. Allen Weddington of Old Glory Clydesdales of Gillett, PA took grand champion showing Saylor. The PA Draft Horse and Mule Association youth representative, Sarah Varner awarded the Supreme Champion trophy to the Weddingtons. Next the draft horses were saddled up for the draft horse under saddle classes. Then, there was an intermission for the opening ceremonies, where Max Weed presented the American Flag with his team of Haflingers as Sheridan Wilcox sand the National Anthem while under saddle riding Cy, a horse owned by Fairview Farm.

The next portion of the show moved into the hitch classes, starting with Stoney Hill Farm and the 4 horse hitch driven by Kyle Quartaro. This was followed by the unicorn hitch, where Kyle was joined by Rob Varner of Varner Farms. The team classes were then followed by the cart classes and then the youth cart classes and the farm team class. Max Weed won the farm team class where he was presented a plaque and a bonus check by the Jenkins family, who have supported the farm team for years. The show concluded with a couple of fun and challenging classes with the cart obstacle class and the feed scurry. The show was run by ring master and announcer, Dee Watkins and judged by Raymond Lantz of Boalsburg, PA. The Rainbow Riders kept the exhibitors and audience well fed, and Dave Rockwell “Rocky” kept the sound system strong and loud. Canton FFA member, Lucas Drever manned the gate and former Canton FFA member, Johnathan Morgan did the photography. Tricia Jackson is the co-department chair along with Tom Hojnowski. Many sponsors aided in the rewards to the exhibitors and aided with the photography. They included Baldwins Hardware, Thompsons Sports and Apparel, Rockwells Feed Mill Canton, Tractor Supply Mansfield, Hoovers Hardware, NAPA Canton, Judsons Feed Mill, Crossroads Equipment, The PA Broom Closet (Deb Lutz), Troy Vet Clinic, PA Draft Horse and Mule Association, PA Percheron Association, CarQuest Canton Auto Supply, Rainbow Riders, Jim Jenkins and Family, Endless Mountain Brace and Mobility. For these sponsors, we are greatly appreciative. Thank you to the spectators who came out to support the show.

Photo Caption:
Jenkins Family and Farm Class 2022: The Jenkins family recognized Max Weed of Troy in his first place showing in the farm class.

Credits:

Writing: Tom Hojnowski
Photography: Provided - Jonathan Morgan

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