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'SPECIAL’ DRAFT HORSE WINS SUPREME CHAMPION HONORS AT PA FARM SHOW
1/10/2009
Harrisburg – Two-year-old Belgian mare, OHF Vision’s I’m Special, proved she was indeed special by winning Supreme Champion Draft Horse at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, Jan 10.  The Champion Belgian mare was shown by Jennifer Biddle of Oak Hall Farm in Boalsburg, Pa.
 
One of the Biddle family’s favorite horses, “I’m Special” earned her name when she encountered life-threatening complications while being born. She survived the odds and from that point on, the family knew they had a very special horse in their lives. They expect the champion mare to continue being successful throughout her future career.
 
Other victories “I’m Special” won include top honors in the Belgian Merit Program, a national competition, the last two years in a row. Other accomplishments also include winning Champion Junior Belgian Mare at the Keystone International Livestock Expo last October.
 
Winners at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show Draft Horse Show were:
 
Belgian
Grand Champion Stallion:
Orndorff’s Encore Master, exhibited by Jennifer Biddle, Oak Hall Farm, Boalsburg, Pa., Centre Co.
Reserve Grand Champion Stallion: Peach Bottom Montana, exhibited by Nathan Yoder, Peach Bottom Belgians, Peach Bottom, Pa., Lancaster Co.
Grand Champion Mare and Best of Breed: OHF Vision’s I’m Special, exhibited by Jennifer Biddle, Oak Hall Farm, Boalsburg, Pa., Centre Co.
Reserve Grand Champion Mare: OHF Chance Sadie, exhibited by Jennifer Biddle, Oak Hall Farm, Boalsburg, Pa., Centre Co.
 
Clydesdale/Shire
Grand Champion Stallion: Valley of the Kings Imhotep, exhibited by Eric Bennett & Ray Fetrow, Valley of the Kings Clydesdales, New Park, Pa., York Co.
Reserve Grand Champion Stallion: Farquhar’s Andre Ethan Thoms, Aaronsburg, Pa., Centre Co.
Grand Champion Mare and Best of Breed: Westminsters Abigal of Pinnacle, exhibited by Norman Lee Weber, Hunter Creek Farm, Butler, Pa., Butler Co.
Reserve Grand Champion Mare: Denllyn’s Pinetree Jane, exhibited by Derry & Tammy Furry, Orchard View Clydesdales, New Enterprise, Pa., Bedford Co.
 
Percheron
Grand Champion Stallion: Windermere’s North American Maid, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Pa., Centre Co.
Reserve Grand Champion Stallion: Shining Eye Commander, exhibited by Cody Walter & Lucille Rice, Shining Eye Percherons, Delta, Pa., York Co.
Grand Champion Mare and Best of Breed: Windermere’s Desire, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Pa., Centre Co.
Reserve Grand Champion Mare: Skyview II Miss, exhibited Kari Patrick & Kelli Cole, Skyview II Percherons, Spring Mills, Pa., Centre Co.
 
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