Horseshow held at Carbon County Fair
Clare Modica rounds the pole in pole bending.
The horseshow ring at the Carbon County Fair finally had good footing, but the iffy weather kept the riders away on Saturday.
Lorraine Boyles organized the show. She had prior experience from handling the show sponsored by the Albrightsville Fire Company so everything went off without a hitch. Emily Sigley was the ribbon girl as she is at the Albrightsville shows. She also served as timekeeper for the gymkhana classes.
The judge was Pam Wuest of Mahoning Township's County Line Quarter Horses. She said she is certified to judge several breeds and has been judging for 10 years. She spent time in 4H and moved into open and breed showing.
At the farm she uses horses that are for sale as lesson horses but is down to two. However, she will use the show horses for lessons when necessary.
Wuest still shows quarterhorses and participated in a buckskin show.
Matt Behler worked as ring steward until the gymkhana classes in which he rode. Paula Henning of Blakeslee was the announcer.
Behler showed a bit of humor as he asked if he should go to the poultry show tent and pick up some eggs for the egg and spoon event - but Boyles had it covered with a dozen eggs in her truck.
Between classes Wuest said kids that are "on horses are off drugs."
Regardless of the small numbers the riders all had fun at the fair.