An inaugural series of three shows recently sponsored by the Genesee County Agricultural Society was a big success for organizers and exhibitors alike, according to the Genesee County Agriculture Society.
The Summer Kick Off Classic Horse Show series was held at the Genesee County Fairgrounds, on Route 5 in Batavia. Exhibitors came from all over Western New York and as far as Auburn, Grand Island, Franklinville and Angola.
Attendance at the first show, held on Father’s Day, was good, but not as good as what would follow on the July 4th holiday weekend. Shows held on July 2nd and 3rd made for the first-ever two-day open horse show to be held at the fairgrounds. Ample parking, camper hookups and superb food service kept exhibitors and spectators happy, while excellent footing and roomy box stalls in a bright and airy barn kept the horses content.
Generous show sponsors helped organizers provide fantastic prizes, including series end Grand Champion belt buckles. Vendors provided a great shopping experience during the show as well, with giftware, tack and grooming products available for purchase. A professional show photographer was on the grounds and did an excellent job capturing beautiful memories for exhibitors.
Professional judges, unique prizes, and friendly office staff helped to make the series a success. Before the shows were even complete, local trainers and exhibitors were asking for more dates to be added to the calendar.
The Genesee County Agricultural Society members, all volunteers, have worked hard at upkeep and improvements at the grounds. Next year’s shows promise to be even better, with more upgrades to facilities in the works. If you didn’t join us this year, plan on adding a trip to the shows next year. And if you did join us this year, we’re glad you came and thank you for your support and sportsmanship -- you made the shows the grand success that they were!
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Series Grand Champion Open: Dona Scharping, Serenity Lonesome Cruz
Series Reserve Grand Champion Open: Selah Lowery, Another Legacy
Series Grand Champion Open Walk-Jog/Trot: Tammy Gavenda, LGF Just Too Ironic
Reserve: Denise Willard, Lopin Loud & Lazy
Series Grand Champion Youth: Emily Boldt, Zips Roan Ranger
Reserve: Kailey Kalet, Inspired to Win
Series Grand Champion Youth Walk Jog/Trot: Miranda Gallo, JDS Jackie B Smooth
Reserve: Samuel Grimmelt, Too Easy to Zip
Champion English Horse: Inspired to Win, Kailey Kalet
Champion Western Horse: Serenity Lonesome Cruz, Dona Scharping
Super Horse: JDS Jackie B Smooth
Sportsmanship Award: Tim Jones, Two Eyed Te Catalina
Hunter Under Saddle: Inspired to Win, Kailey Kalet
English Pleasure: Mocha, Lizzie Storm
Walk-Trot English Pleasure: Rosabelle, Charlotte Saraceni
Ranch Riding: Gretas Red Jet, Emma Klaver
Western Pleasure: Zips Roan Ranger, Emily Boldt
Trail: Zips Roan Ranger, Emily Boldt
Walk Jog/Trot Trail: Lopin Loud N Lazy, Denise Willard
Walk Jog Western Pleasure: Gotta Be Him, Paige Klotzbach
Showmanship: I Wanna Rock, Cassy Platko