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On Saturday, October 7th, the Farm Show Arena will come alive with the sound of thundering hooves. The Heavy Hitch Classic will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Arena of the Farm Show Complex. An admission fee of $5.00 per person will be charged at the gate. New at the 1995 Show will be the 8-Horse hitch classes and we are proud to announce that eleven hitches have been entered. They come from four states plus Canada and represent all four major draft horse breeds. Entrants include Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, Highland, NY; Live Oak Planta tion, Ocala, FL; Rovenolt Stables, Turbotville. PA; Terragold Farm, Cannington, Ontario, Canada; Justin’s Belgians, Williamsburg, OH; Pennwoods Percherons, Centre Hall, PA; Knapp Tyme Percherons, Finlay, OH; Harry Farr & Family, Dunville, Ontario, Canada; Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, PA; Grandview Clydesdales, Huntingdon, IN; Bartlett Family Clydesdales, Manlius, NY. In 1995, over 200 six-horse hitchers were entered in the 45 qualifying shows across the United States and Canada. The Keystone International Livestock Exhibition is again a qualifying show for the 1995 year. Prize money will be awarded at the KILE Show. The North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series is the ulti mate driving event in the heavy horse world. The Keystone Inter national Livestock Exposition has been chosen as one of 45 recog nized Qualifying Shows on the Classic Series Show circuit. Each year all across America, six-horse hitches perform at state fairs and agricultural exhibitions to accu mulate points for their region and The 18th Annual Keystone Stockmen’s Contest, a youth activity in the program of the KILE Show, is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 1995. The contest is open to all 4-H and FFA members. Each county or chapter is invited to enter one or more teams of three or four members. These members will also compete as individuals; Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the contest concludes at 4:30 p.m. This allows a group to parti cipate in the contest, view the livestock and horse shows in prog ress and return home the same day. Shepherd’s Lead Line HARRISBURG, PA—Who looks better, the Sheep or the Shepherd? Judges will tell at the Keystone International Livestock Exhibition Shepherd’s Lead Line Competition to be held on Satur day, October 7, 1995 precisely at NOON at the Farm Show Complex. The objectives of this class are to present a class of yearling ewes >n a most attractive manner and give spectators an Opportunity to see the best of the sheep industry. The normal procedure at a Livestock Show is for the animal to be all primped and lovely, but in our Lead Line Competition the Leadsman is also in the limelight Both are to be dressed fashionably in their best wool outfit (at least 80% wool). Not just another pretty face can steal our show. Our herdsperson Laneati*r Farming, Saturday, Saplambar 30, 1995-810 Heavy Hitch Classic Set For KILE beyond competing at Qualifying Shows spread across Canada and the United States. The competi tion builds to a climax at the end of the year when the high-point hitches are invited to compete in the final competition, the Classic Series. The winner of the Classic Series All Breed Trophy is consid ered by many to be the best six horse hitch in the world. The stated goals for the Classic Series are “to increase the number of draft hitches on the show cir- Youth Contests Featured Prizes are awarded for the win ners. The high scoring team wins $lOO as well as ribbons. The indi vidual high score wins $75, with prizes going to the top 30 particip- Saturday Is Kid’s Day The Keystone International Livestock Exposition has chosen Saturday, October 7, 1995 as a special day for children. Daily attractions continue throughout Kid’s Day including a special per formance by “Mo Vint, The Har monica Player,” must not only look terrific, but our sheep must also show their model ing talents. The contestants and the sheep must be able to work together in the ring. The Lead Line Competition has been around KILE for years and each year it gets easier for our contestans to End their Wool Garments. We help point out the virtues of wool. It is a produce that has been around forever and in recent years is making a well deserved comeback. The Keystone International Livestock Exposition is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Livestock Association in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Farm Products Show Commis sion. Why not plan to enjoy yourself at the 1995 Keystone International Livestock Exposition. The Heavy Hitch Classic will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the large arena on Saturday, October 7. ■» cuit” and to “increase public awareness of the sport of driving heavies, thereby expanding deve lopment of the draft breed industry” The four major draft horse breeds that compete in the Classic Series are Belgians. Percherons, Clydesdales, and Shires. Hitches are judged on conformation, man ners, the proper fit and cleanliness of the harness, the appropriateness of the wagon, and the hitch’s way of going. The stride of a draft ants. All others will receive parti cipation ribbons. The five highest placing contestants in the overall individual scores are interviewed by a committee of three officials. Kessler’s “Barnyard” is open all day long providing a unique experience for the children to actually touch and hold farm ani mals such as chicks, ducks, and baby pigs. A famers will be there to answer any questions young sters may have. Three shows will be presented throughout the day featuring the Animals of Distinction. Young sters will especially enjoy the per formances of these special animals. Lebanon Valley National Bank is sponsoring the “Agri-Kid Olympics” at 12:00 noon. The Olympics is a fun time for kids as they compete in such farm-related events as Sack Races, Wheelbar row Races, Laughing Contest, Horseshoe Pitch, Hog-Calling Contest, and learning how to Auctioneer. The Kiddie Pedal-Power Trac tor Pull is a special event very similar to the big tractor pulls seen at many county fairs. Children must pre-register at 1:30 for the event which will be held at 3:00 p.m. The event is limited to 80 participants. So be sure to sign up early. So, why not plan to bring your children to the 199 S Keystone International Livestock Exposi tion at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. horse at the walk should be long, one that covers ground, with plen ty of snap. The trot should be styl ish, giving the distinct impression of power and energy. The sport of driving draft horses is continuing to grow and find favor with audiences across the continent. The Classic Series competition offers incentives for exhibitors and encourage breeders of quality hitch horses. The stylish driving horses seen in the ring today are the result of 1995 Is The Year Of The Beef 1995 has been designated as “Year of the Beef,” so beef exhibi tors will receive special attention as part of the effort to increase public awareness of the beef industry and the high caliber of beef shows held annually at KILE. The Keystone International Livestock Exposition is in its 39th year at Harrisburg. The Exposi tion is recognized nationally as a showcase for the nation’s top beef cattle, swine, sheep, and horses. It will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg on Octob er 4th-9th. At the 1995 Show, we are attempting to give people a reason to stay. One of America’s top per forming acts, “Animals of Dis tinction,” will be performing three shows daily. These world famous animal performe r are drawing countless hours of preparation and care that culminate in the brilliant performances you will witness during this Classic Series Qualify ing Show Competition. The real winner of the Classic Six-Horse Hitch Series is the spectator. Over 400 draft horses will be on display and it is expected that over fifteen six horse hitches will be competitive for the Classic. record crowds from coast to coast. They not only entertain but also educate against animal abuse and neglect The strolling act, booked pri marily for Thursday evening, Fri day, Saturday and Sunday, is Mo Vint and he will amble around the Farm Show Complex putting on his show. For too many years, the only reason people had to attend the KILE Show was to look at the animals and one quick trip through the bams and they went home. Mo Vint, attired in some interesting costume, will perform harmonica demonstrations and vocals, for young and old, from Peg ‘O My Heart to Rubber Duck y and Orange Blossom Special. Why not plan to come and enjoy yourself at the 1995 Key stone International Exposition.