Hitch up the wagons, we’re headed to the 2016 Georgia National Draft Horse Show – October 14-15 Friday and Saturday at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia - featuring the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series. Whether you’re participating in halter classes, ridin’ or drivin’ classes or just watchin’ from the stands, you’ll want to come on down and experience the power and presence of draft horses in competition!
Click on Links for downloadable entry form and class list:
DID YOU KNOW?
The Georgia National Horse Show is now a participant in the
$17,500 in premiums and a six-horse competition each of the two nights of the show!
‘The North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series has become the most prestigious draft horse event on the Continent. Thousands of spectators have cheered on the tremendous Draft Horse Hitches at venues such as Toronto’s Royal Winter Fair, the Washington International Horse Show, Kansas City’s American Royal, and the Eastern States Exposition in Massachusetts. Six gleaming one-ton horses create a spectacle as they stomp into the arena as one, outfitted in patent leather and chrome harness pulling the historically restored freight wagons. Crowds can literally feel the earth tremble as the massive hitches pass by!
Each year, Six Horse hitches across the United States and Canada compete at state and county fairs and agricultural exhibitions to accumulate points for the Classic Series. Close to two hundred hitches travel within their region and beyond, competing at sixty qualifying shows throughout North America. The competition builds to a climax at the end of the series, when the four highest point hitches in each of three breed classifications are invited to compete for $30,000.00 in premiums the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series.
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THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR!
The annual, official state-sponsored Georgia National Fair has promoted the state’s heritage, people, and agriculture since the first Fair in 1990, and appeals to everyone with its livestock and horse shows, competitive exhibits, food, midway rides and games, commercial vendors, major concerts, street entertainers, family entertainment, circus, and nightly fireworks.
The Fair offers a safe and clean, family-oriented environment and is well-known for its comprehensive youth and home and fine arts competitions and exhibits. The Georgia National Schoolhouse attracts pre-K through high school students from throughout the state to tour the educational and livestock displays.
Here are measurements for stalls (an example is given) :
It’s a lot of hard work but a whole lot of fun at the Perry Show. You might call it a blue ribbon effort and a blue ribbon life, just ask the horses! And now the results (pdf)!
- RESULTS –
With record numbers in our Youth Classes! TaDah! The Winners ARE:
1st Place – $350 – Brooke Daly – Showing for Southern View Farm Percherons – Shelbyville, TN
2nd Place – $250 – Emily Bagby – Showing for FairWinds Farm – Cleveland, TN
3rd Place – $150 – Alliey Gladden – Showing for DownSouth Carriage – Dalton, GA
3rd Place – $150 – Kaylee Edgerton – Showing for DownSouth Carriage - Dalton, GA
4th Place – $100 – Lisey Grisel – Showing for Ayers Belgians – Bogart, GA
5th Place – $50 – Garrett Schuler – Showing for Schuler Farms – Goodwater, AL
Due to computer error, we had an exhibitor that did not have all her points counted at the show Saturday night. So, we’ve got two 3rd place winners. Our deepest apologies to Alliey Gladden who was not announced as a winner but did have the points for 3rd place. The original 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners will remain as previously announced.
Wow, also check out the youth exhibitor numbers in the Youth Challenge Classes:
Class #38 – Youth English W/T Under Saddle – 16 Exhibitors
Again, we want to thank Mr. Jim Bazzinotti for his generous gift to make this award possible for our
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