The Afton Fair Open Horse Show
on Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Afton Fair Open Horse Show

Be sure to review the Rules & Regulations for bringing Animals to the Afton Fair well in advance!

Department N-01 Horse Shows

The Open Horse Show will be held on Saturday, July 7, during the 129th Afton Fair!


Health Requirements & Eligibility

Horses must meet the health requirements listed in Afton Fair Premium Book as well as the Eligibility requirements. Ensure that you review the Rules & Regulations for bringing animals to fairs and the animal health requirements for fair animals! If you are bringing animals from outside of New York State, please review the Interstate Animal Health Requirements.

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For the last several the Afton Fair has paid over $1,000 each year in premiums to the winners of the Horse Show classes. Join us at this year's Wagner Nineveh Open Horse Show. The English and Western Horse show is on Saturday, July 8 starting at 9:00 a.m. The show is Tri-Valley Pointed.

Entries who place in the top 4 places in classes at the Horse Show receive a premium. When there are 6 or more entries in a class; first place pays $15, second place pays $10, third place pays $5 and fourth place pays $3. If there are less than 6 entries in a class the premiums are pro-rated. Equitation, Reinsmanship, Horsemanship and Showmanship classes do not pay premiums.

For Information Contact:
Peg Squire, 607-693-1025.

Forms for the Open Horse Show will be posted when available.

The Afton Fair has a long tradition of horse shows that included a Western Show, English show and Draft horse show. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, horse shows vanished from the Afton Fair.

In the spring of 2004, Mary Lockwood, a Fair Board member, asked the East River Riders (ERR) 4-H club if they would manage the horse show. The ERR 4-H Club decided to manage the show as a community service project. Since most of the club members were back yard riders with limited show experience, they formed a show committee including a number of other local individuals who were active in the horse show world. The Fair Board supported this renewal by building a new ring measuring 95 feet by 200 feet parallel to the I-88 ramp. The new horse show area includes a new announcer's stand and new material for footing.

With the help and expertise of several other horsemen, the committee was able to bring a one-day horse show back to the Afton Fair. The initial committee members were Mary Lockwood, Jan Hinnman, Peg Bouren Squire, Joanne Clark, Steven Clark, Ellen Marsh, Savanna Marsh, and Travis Niles. The East River Riders 4-H club managed the show and Tri-Valley Horseman's Association pointed the show. Many business and individual generously sponsored that first show.

The East River Riders and Northern Champions managed the Afton Fair Horse Show for several years.

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Open Horse Show

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Open Horse Show

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