Ohio hosts Welsh pony show

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KINSMAN, Ohio – The Ohio Welsh Pony Association has been chosen to host the American National Show for registered Welsh ponies and cobs and registered half Welsh.
Largest show. This is the largest show in the country for the Welsh breed.
Exhibitors from all areas of the U.S. as well as Canada will be at the Mahoning County Fairgrounds in Canfield, Ohio, for the event Aug. 12-14.
There will be 147 classes in the show including both western and English riding classes, hunter classes both on the flat and over fences, driving classes for singles, pairs, and tandems in both pleasure harness and heavy draft harness.
This year the Ohio show will be a qualifying show for the champion of champion’s class at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.
There will be one judge from California and the other from Wales.
It is expected that more than 250 ponies and cobs will be on display at this event.
An auction of registered Welsh and registered half Welsh ponies and cobs will be Aug. 13 after the halter classes, at approximately 5 p.m.
There will also be a stallion service auction, with profits going to study medical problems that affect horses and ponies in general.
A free driving clinic will be Thursday and Friday.
The draft driving classes will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, and then hunters over fences with the English pleasure and half Welsh pleasure classes in the evening.
Free admission. Admission is free.
For more information call Paul Hurd at 330-876-3376 or e-mail Hurdmorwel@peoplepc.com.

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