The Portage County Charity Horse show committee Member Barrie Forman delivered the donation from the 56th annual fund raising horse show to Noah’s Lost Ark in Berlin Center, Ohio. The other recipients were: Hattie Larlham Foundation, Last Chance Corral and the Portage County Health and Welfare Woman’s Shelter. A special thank you to all the people who supported the show last year.
Being successful inspires continuance of a path. Here we are planning a banner 57th year. The dates this year are July 15th, 16th and 17th. Again, we appreciate the support we receive. If you have never attended the three day show, let me give you a preview,
Friday night starts at 6:00 PM with a halter class, then showmanship. On to riding with the beautiful horses and riders’ costumes. The feature class is the Jack Benny. For those of you who remember Jack Benny, he never admitted to being older than 39, The exhibitors will have to be over 39 to participate in that class.
Saturday morning starts at 9:00 AM with halter classes and then children under 6 can participate in the Lead In Equitation,They are so adorable The afternoon continues with youth and 4 H classes. You don’t want to miss the Stick Horse class either. The Portage County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit is coming to give a demonstration during the break. Saturday night begins with a costume class and then the Miniature Horses trot in. The amazing gaits of the Paso Fino Horses will keep your attention. Ending the evening again is the Liberty Class ( horses run free to music).
11:00 AM starts the Arabian Halter classes on Sunday, After them are the Welsh Ponies and Draft Horses. We have a new equine joining in with very long ears. Mules and Donkeys will be ridden, driven, and I can’t wait to see the “Coon Jumping” or is it leaping? The Arabian Mounted Native Costume class is a real treat along with the Side Saddle class.
With all the majestic and adorable equines, beautiful costumes to see and all in the wonderful venue of Sunbeau Valley Farm, 3229 State Route 59, Ravenna, Oh 44266, how can you resist? All that for $5.00 per person for all day with children under 12 admitted free. There is terraced seating and you can bring your own lawn chair if you wish. Concessions to keep you fed, plus vendors to shop and find helpful information will be there when you need a stretch.
The Facebook page is Portage County Charity Horse Show where you can follow, view pictures and download the class sheet.