If you are going to be at the fair today be sure to stop by the horse arena at 6 o’clock. That’s when the Grand Entry starts for the Telephone Pioneer’s Handicap Rodeo.
After the ‘cowboys’ and their partners parade in on wagons drawn by draft horses, the flag is presented by the Clark County Fair Queen and her court and the Fence Riders ride in on the ‘barrel horses’, the rodeo begins.
The teams compete in relays that include untying the flag from the goat's tail, roping the ‘saw’ horse, and the wheelbarrow race. The grand finale is the barrel race where each contestant gets on a horse for the ‘race’ around the barrels.
Some of these kids have been riding in a therapy riding program but for others, this is only time that they get to ride a horse. And we all know how special that experience is. These kids remember the horses from year to year.
Come on by and help cheer on the kids. You will never forget the experience.