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Co.) The annual slate hay show
sponsored by the Pennsylvania
Forage and Grassland Council and
Penn State Cooperative Extension
will again be held at Ag Progress
Days. However, the location of the
hay show and the crops and soils
tent has been changed to the east
end of East Sth Street This change
was made so that crop demonstra
tions could be included into the
fits easily into your
miikhose and the
110 Forshey St.
Rd. 2, Box 749
Hay Show Has New Location At Ag Progress
Entries .officially close at 10
a.m. on Tuesday, August 16. How
ever, to facilitate handling of sam
ples, exhibitors are urged to deliv
er their samples to the hay show
tent on Monday, August IS. If you
deliver hay samples to Ag Process
Days on Tuesday, you should use
the special hay sample drop-off
point located at the East entrances.
This drop-off point has been ini
tiated to avoid difficulties to get
samples to the hay show tent at its
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new location. Don’t forget, dead
line for sample delivery is 10 a.m.
No entry fee will be charged.
The hay shown must have been
grown by the exhibitor in Pennsyl
vania in 1994. Exhibitors may
enter in as many classes as they
wish, but no exhibitor 'shall make
more than on entry in a class, either
in his own name, the farm name, or
in the name of some other person.
An entry blank is printed with this
article, or you can get additional
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 13 19M-E3S
entry blanks at your county agent’s
Long hay from rectangular bales
that has been cured (adequately
(Turn to Pi
ROCKSPRING (Centre Co.) The Arabian
horse, which has influenced equine genetics for
centuries, will be featured during the Equine
Educational Program at Penn State’s Ag Prog
ress Days, August 16-18.
The program highlights Penn State’s teach
ing, extension and youth programs, and calls
attention to the $4 billion horse industry’s con
tributions to Pennsylvania agriculture.
“The theme of this year’s equine events is the
horse through history,” says Ben Nolt, 4-H ther
apeutic riding coordinator in Penn State’s Col
lege of Agricultural Sciences. “We thought it
was appropriate to feature the Arabian, which
has contributed to the development of many
other breeds over the years.”
According to a recent Penn State study, there
are an estimated 9,000 Arabians in Pennsylvani
a. Their total value of nearly $56 million is sec
ond only to Quarter Horses among light horse
breeds in the state.
Patricia Comerford, extension horse program
coordinator, says Arabians have been used
extensively as foundation stock in the develop
ment of several breeds. “When Arabians are
cross-bred,” she says, “the offspring tend to
inherit many of the Arabians’ desirable
“Arabians are noted for their endurance and
versatility,” she explains. “They primarily are
used for long-distance riding, racing, showing,
pleasure riding or working.”
A special exhibition on Wednesday evening
in the Horse Arena will honor the Arabian’s
unique place in horse history. That will be pre
ceded at 6 p.m. by the flag presentation and a
Cumberland County 4-H drill team exhibition.
Driving demonstrations, featuring draft horse
hitches, will conclude the evening’s events.
At least 12 breeds will be featured in a series
of clinics during the three-day event We'- K and
Tennessee Walking horses will be shown Tues
day at 10 a.m. Appaloosas and Hafflingers,
including an eight-pony Hafflinger hitch, will
appear Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
. Morgan, Quarter Horse and Paso Fino clinics
will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Miniature
horses and powerful Belgian, Clydesdale, Per
cheron and Shire draft horses will be featured
Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Palominos and Paints
will be exhibited on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Expanded horse handling and training clinics
will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and at 1
p.im Wednesday and Thursday. Ward Studebak
er, manager of Penn State’s horse farm, will
conduct the clinics, which will emphasize
A theiapeutic riding demonstration and
mounted exhibitions by the state’s 4-H champ
ions will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m.
A display in the Equine Exhibits Tent, adja
cent to the Horse Arena, will feature the horse’s
role in medieval times. Visitors can see armor,
attire, weaponry and other paraphernalia used
during that period of history.
Other exhibits in the tent will showcase Penn
State’s Quarter Horses, teaching and extension
programs, 4-H and therapeutic riding and driv
ing programs, horseshoeing and horse feeds.
Video presentations will highlight equine edu
cation and careers, as well as aspects of the com
mercial horse industry.