• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

2017 Woodford County Fair Horse Show

On Saturday, June 10, the Woodford County Fair opened pre-fair activities with its annual Pleasure Show, where owners/riders compete in different classes to showcase their horses’ talents. This year there were 20 classes scheduled for the Pleasure Show, but only half of the classes were held. This year’s big winner was Ellington King and her horse, Ruby. King, who graduated from Woodford County High School this year and was a member of the tennis team, won four of the classes. Here are the results of the Pleasure Show and some photos of the fun had by all participating and in attendance. * Class 1: Arabian and Half-Arabian mares – won by Doug Brothers and his horse, Flirtatious Surprise * Class 3: Open halter, English Pleasure – won by Ellington King and her horse, Ruby. * Class 6: Arabian/Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure, walk, trot & canter – won by Brooke Schafer and her horse, Batal Al Shaqab. * Class 7: Hunter under Saddle, walk, trot & canter – King and Ruby. * Class 9 & 10: Western Pleasure, walk, jog and lope, and Arabian/Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure, walk, jog and lope, respectively – won by Jennifer Tucker and her horse, Angylia. * Class 11: Gentlemen’s Gaited Pleasure, walk and favorite gait – won by Allan Jones and his horse, Knight Breeze. * Class 12: English Pleasure, walk and trot – King and Ruby. * Class 13: English Pleasure, walk, trot and canter – King and Ruby. There will also be a Saddlebred Show at the Woodford County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 14.

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