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Horses are popular at the fair

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

KNOWLESVILLE – The 4-H horse program in Orleans County is seeing a resurgence, 4-H leaders say. There was a big group of riders competing today in the English Horse Show at the Carlos Marcello Arena.

Kelsie Johnstone of Holley, left, and the other riders wait to compete in the Hunter hack event, where horses need to complete two jumps. There were 16 participants in the senior division today.

Makenzie Ferranti of Holley is ready to compete in the English Horse Show.

Andrew Uderitz, 10, of Albion competes in the cross rails competition on his horse, Baylee. Andrew won the event for novice riders.

The riders and their horses are lined up in the show arena.

Horses and their riders aren’t the only ones being tested at the fair today. Jacques Gregoire, 12, of Murray competes in the Rabbit and Cavy Showmanship competition. Jacques is pictured with his Guinea Pig named “Bumpy.”