Harrisburg - Three separate class winners took home titles in pony pulling competition on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Westmoreland County driver Bobby Howard of Acme took home the first place title in the Lightweight Pony Pulling class. Six teams competed in the Lightweight Pony Pulling contest.
Howard also placed second in the Heavyweight Pony Pulling competition.
Carl Ealy of Renfrew, Butler County, won the Mediumweight Pony Pulling class.
Bradford County driver Brian Allen won the Heavyweight Pony Pulling contest. There were four teams with two horses each in the class.
The pony pulling division is split up into three different classes by their weight.
Ponies in the lightweight class must weigh less than 1,850 pounds.
The mediumweight ponies must weigh between 1,850 and 2,250 pounds.
Ponies participating in the heavyweight class must weight more than 2,250 pounds.
Results of the Pony Pulling Contests were:
Lightweight Pony Pulling:
1st: Bobby Howard, Acme, Westmoreland Co.
2nd: Jenny Brothers, Rochester, Beaver Co.
3rd: Blake & Sons Pulling Team, Mercer, Mercer Co.
4th: Ronald Haley Jr., Mercer, Mercer Co.
5th: Rita Beeler, Mercer, Mercer Co.
6th: Maude & Hoss, Taylor Thomson, Volant, Lawrence Co.
Mediumweight Pony Pulling:
1st: Carl Ealy, Renfrew, Butler Co.
2nd: Heather Howard, Acme, Westmoreland Co.
3rd: Russell Ferringer, Indiana, Indiana Co.
4th: Carlie Davis, Volant, Lawrence Co.
5th: Tim Blake, Volant, Lawrence, Co.
6th: Corey Wagner, Spring Run, Franklin Co.
7th: Larry Blake, Volant, Lawrence Co.
8th: Thomas A. Goodwin, Mount Bethel, Northampton Co.
9th: LC Farm, Rochester, Beaver Co.
10th: Larry Blake, Volant, Lawrence Co.
Heavyweight Pony Pulling:
1st: Brian C. Allen, Allen's Acres, Troy, Bradford Co.
2nd: Bobby Howard, Acme, Westmoreland, Co.
3rd: K-9 Bubbles & Brush, Mercer, Mercer Co.
4th: Corey Wagner, Spring Run, Franklin Co.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 8-15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10.
For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
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