Everyone is invited to come out to enjoy a great outdoor day and join the fun at the Family Fun Horse Show this weekend, Saturday, August 23. The Horse Show will host fun games, classes for Traditional and Racking horses and events for riders and non-riders of all ages! Some of the planned events are Barrel racing, Texas barrels, Pole Bending, Egg Race, Ride a Buck, Apple Bobbing, a Rubber Duck Race and much more. There is a $10 entry fee for speed events and $5 for each non-speed event. There will be fun and games for kids with horses or without. One of the Show highlights will be a mounted shooting demonstration by crack rider, Danny Lambert of Burnt Hill Stables.
This family oriented show will be held at the Baker Farm, 3460 Dick Phillips Road in West Jefferson, NC. The Show is sponsored by Happy Trails Cowboy Church of Ashe. The Cowboy Church is known for their events such as the Annual Wagon Train Revival and Ride, the Rough Cut Cowboy Race and the dozens of horses featured in the West Jefferson Christmas Parade each year. Cowboy Church Pastor, Roger L. Blevins said, We are pleased to have the opportunity to bring this event to our community. Even if you arent a horse person you can enjoy the atmosphere. There will be lots of fun and games for those who dont ride also. Its great for the whole family! There will be concessions available and camping for those who want to bring a horse trailer or tent.
The Doors open at 12 noon and the Show starts at 2 pm. Rain date will be the following day, August 24th. For more information please call Lt. Donnie Goodman at (828)406-7996 or Laurel Baker at (336) 977-6544.
- Written by Steve Frank
- Community and Business