Fairgoers will once again be able to enjoy the horse show and see the horse on Wednesday night during Fair Week.
For the first time in several years the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Horse Show is returning to Wednesday night during the Livingston County Fair.
In years past, the horse show has been held the Sunday of fair week, which many felt left the group with low attendance and didn’t allow fairgoers the chance to interact with the animals and see local talent display their skills.
However, at the March 26 fair board meeting the board voted to bring their horse show back to its usual Wednesday night placement in fair activities and has scheduled the horse show for July 17.
“The horse show being on Wednesday is a huge deal. In years past we have always held it on Sunday evening,” Jennifer Horton, fair board member said. “Now community members will be able to attend the fair on Wednesday evening and see all farm species from turkey's, chickens, rabbits, baby calves, big cows, sheep, goats, pigs and horses. All animals will be present at the fair on that day.”
Alcy Peel, horse show organizer, said she always remembered having the horse show on Wednesdays growing up.
“As far back as I can remember the horse shows were on Wednesday nights and several years ago it changed,” she said. “And the horse members sometimes felt as if they were not a part of the fair. We are excited to be back on Wednesday nights and allow everyone to see the hard work and for the participants to be able to show off their skills.”
This year’s horse show will be the first Wednesday night show since the fair has moved to the new fairgrounds, Peel said.
“Not only did we miss having the horse show as part of the fair, community members missed getting to see the horses,” Peel added.
For more information about the horse who, Peel recommended contacting the MU Extension office and a fair board member. The Horse Show will feature 4-H and FFA members.
During their last monthly meeting on March 26, the Livingston County Fair Board continued to work hard to determine the schedule of events for the 2019 fair, Horton said.
The board also reviewed all bids received for the 2019 fair photographer and ultimately hired Jeannette Johnson.
“She will be working closely with the board to provide photography for the 4H and FFA members in 2019,” Horton said.
The next fair board meeting is at 7:30 p.m., on April 23 at the fairgrounds.