Harrisburg – The Draft Horse Show helped kick off the first Saturday of the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Participants could enter their draft horses in halter, decoration, and riding classes.
In the halter division, OHF Vision I’m Special was awarded Supreme Champion Draft Horse after being named Belgian Best of Breed earlier in the competition for the second year in a row. OHF Vision I’m Special, owned by Lewis and Gail Biddle, Centre County, beat out Best of Breed winners from the Percheron and Clydesdales/Shires division.
Best of Breed in the Percheron division was awarded to Kingdom, shown by Gerald Allebach of Windermere Farms, Centre County. Kingdom was awarded Grand Champion Percheron Stallion earlier in the competition. The Grand Champion Percheron Mare, Windermere’s Dynasty, is also owned and exhibited by Windermere Farm.
Boulder Bluff Aggie, a Clydesdale exhibited by Donald and Stacey Cannon, Mercer County, was awarded Best of Breed in the Clydesdale/Shire division.
Kate Thomas, Pennsylvania Draft Horse and Mule Association Queen, was present to award ribbons to the winning participants. At the start of the Supreme Champion Draft Horse class Thompson crowned Kate Bassett as the new Pennsylvania Draft Horse and Mule Association Queen. Basset, 17, is a junior at Danville High School in Montour Co. and drives with WAE Up Farms. She has been participating in showmanship and decorating for 5 years.
Judges for the four breeds included Larry Honsberger of Elmore, Ohio, Kirk Fenoff of Danville, Conn., and Tom Justin of Williamsburg, Ohio.
Winners at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show Draft Horse Show were:
Grand Champion Stallion – Thomas Donald Kuhns, Montoursville, Lycoming County
Reserve Champion Stallion – Winding Rivers Molisa, Danna Howell, Newville, Cumberland County
Grand Champion Mare and Best of Breed – OHF Vision I’m Special, Lewis and Gail Biddle, Boalsburg, Centre County
Reserve Grand Champion Mare – Orndorff’s Legally Blonde, Donald E. and J. Mark Ryburn, Washington County
Grand Champion Stallion – Solomon’s Spoton, Tim and Jeneen Awckland, New Paris, Bedford County
Reserve Grand Champion Stallion – 2S Omega's Mister Edison, Donald and Stacey Cannon, Hermitage, Mercer County
Grand Champion Mare and Best of Breed – Boulder Bluff Aggie, Donald and Stacey Cannon, Hermitage, Mercer County
Reserve Grand Champion Mare – Majestic Dream’s Royal Queen, Derry and Tammy Furry, New Enterprise, Bedford County
Grand Champion Stallion and Best of Breed – Kingdom, Gerald Allebach, Springmills, Centre County
Reserve Champion Stallion – Shining Eye Spotlight Jack, Walter Rice, Delta, York County
Grand Champion Mare – Windermere’s Dynasty, Gerald Allebach, Springmills, Centre County
Reserve Grand Champion Mare – Windermere’s Dream Dana, Gerald Allebach, Springmills, Centre County
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 285 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 9-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.
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