Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 26, 1998, Image 39

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    Entertainment Scheduled For The
Keystone International Livestock Exposition
1998 has been designated as
'Year of the Horse”, so horse
exhibitors will receive special
attention as part of the effort to
increase public awareness of the
horse industry and the high cal
iber of horse shows held annual
ly at KILE.
Once again, part of the draft
horse-hitch show is a qualifying
event in the North American
Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series
and many of the country’s top
rated hitches will work to earn
points for the national event.
The Keystone International
Livestock Exposition is in its
42nd year at Harrisburg The
Exposition is recognized nation
ally as a showcase for the
nation’s top beef cattle, swine,
sheep and horses It will be held
at the Farm Show Complex m
Harrisburg on September 30 -
October 5.
On Saturday, October 3rd,
the Farm Show Arena will come
alive with the sound of thunder
ing 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.
Hitches come from six states
and represent five major draft
horse breeds.
Youth Contests
Featured at KILE
The 21st Annual Keystone
Stockmen’s Contest, a youth
activity in the program of the
KILE Show, is scheduled for
Monday, October 5, 1998. 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 participate in the contest,
view the livestock and horse
shows in progress and return
home the same day
Prizes are awarded for the
winners. The high scoring team
wins $lOO.OO as well as ribbons
fhe individual high score wins
575 00, with prizes going to the
;op 30 participants. All others
At the 1998 Show, we are
attempting to give people a rea
son to stay. One of “America’s
top performing acts”, Animals of
Distinction, will be performing
three shows daily These world
famous animal performers are
drawing record crowds from
coast to coast. They not only
entertain but also educate
against animal abuse and
Heavy Hitch Classic Set for KILE
In 1997, over 200 six-horse
hitchers were entered in the 45
qualifying shows across the
United States and Canada. The
Keystone International Live
stock Exhibition is again a qual
ifying show for the eries final.
Prize money will be awarded at
the KILE Show.
The North American Six-
Horse Hitch Classic Series is the
ultimate driving event in the
will receive participation rib
bons. The five highest placing
contestants in the over-all indi
vidual scores are interviewed by
a committee of three officials
The interview consists of ques
tions on management, health,
showing and current events con
cerning the livestock industry
The winner of this award will
receive $250 00 and a perma
nent trophy.
The Fifth Annual Keystone
Arabian Horse Judging Contest
will also be held Prizes for this
show are provided by the Inter
national Arabian Horse Associa
tion This contest will be held on
Monday, October sth beginning
at 8:00 a.m
For more information on the
contest, contact Charles Itle,
Manager of the KILE Show He
can be reached at 717-787-2905
The two strolling acts, booked
primarily for Friday, Saturday,
Sunday and Monday, will amble
around the Farm Show Complex
putting on their 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
barns and they went home
The first strolling act is musi
cal The Sadie Green Sales, two
talented performers, play music
on wash tubs, saws and crockery
jugs They are sure to both
amuse and entertain “Huggles”,
the clown will not only perform a
short magic show on stage but
will also move around the build
ing His antics make him a real
favorite with the small children
Why not plan to come and
enjoy yourself at the 1998 Key
stone International Livestock
heavy horse world. The Key
stone International Livestock
Exposition has been chosen as
one of 45 recognized Qualifying
Shows on the Classic Series
Show circuit Each year all
across America, six-horse hitch
es perform at' state fairs and
agricultural exhibitions to accu
mulate points for their region
and beyond competing at Quali
fying Shows spread across
Exposition Set For 1998
(Continued from Page A3B)
Arabian, Morgan, Palomino, Pin
to, Pcrcheron, Saddlebred and the
Quarter Horse, go against each
other in an evening of fun and
mastery. The animals will be cho
sen by the respective breed associ
ations. In order to compete, the
horses must be owned by a Pen
nsylvania resident. Also included
will be Draft Horse Hitch Classes.
There will be a $5.00 charge for
the evening performance.
KID'S DAY A busy day begins
with the Draft Horse Halter Youth
Classes at 8:00 a.m. The Intercol
legiate and Junior Livestock Judg
ing Contest also is held at 8:00
a.m. Judging begins at 8:00 a.m.
for the National Merino Sheep
Show. A special attraction at
12:00 noon is the Keystone Lead
Line, an attractive combination, as
sheep and shepherd are dressed in
their finest. Also at 12:00 noon,
Lebanon Valley Farmers/Fulton
Bank is sponsoring the Agri-Kid
Olympics. Farm-related competi
tive events will be held from
Children at 3:00 with the Kids
Pedal Power Pull sponsored by
Evergreen Tractor. At 12:00 noon
Canada and the United States
The competition builds to a cli
max at the end of the year when
the high-point hitches are invit
ed to compete in the final com
petition, the Classic Series. The
winner of the Classic Series All
Breed Trophy is considered by
many to be the best six-horse
hitch in the world
The stated goals for the Clas
sic Series are “to inciease the
number of draft hitches on the
show circuit” and to “increase
public awareness of the sport of
driving heavies, hereby expand
ing development of the draft
breed industry.”
The four major draft horse
breeds that compete in the Clas
sic Series are Belgians,
dip*' 'k
Percherons, Clydesdales, and
Shires. Hitches are judged on
conformation, manners, the
proper fit and cleanliness of the
harness, the appropriateness of
wagon, and the hitch’s way of
going. The stride of a draft horse
at the walk should be long, one
that covers ground, with plenty
of snap The trot should be styl
the Paso Fino Horse Show is fea
tured. Also, at noon, the Angus
Cattle Show begins, the Yearling
Bred Ewe Sale begins at 3:00 p.m.
On Saturday evening, at 6:30, the
Feeder Calf Sale will be held. The
Heavy Hitch Classic show begins
at 7:00 p.m. The breeds featured
are Belgian, Clydesdale/Shire and
Pcrcheron with their 6-Horse
Hitch Compctidon. An admission
fee of $5.00 will be charged for
this Show.
FAMILY DAY At 8:00 a.m. a
family sunrise church service will
be held. Junior beef breeding
cattle and sheep judging begins af
8:00 a.m. At 12:00 noon is the Jr.
Steer judging and then at 12:30
p.m. is the Live Hog Evaluadon
Contest. At 9:00 a.m. is die Duroc
barrows followed by Crossbred
barrows. At 1:30 p.m. the Junior
barrows are followed by Truck
load of 6 Market Hogs. At 2:00
p.m. is the Limousin Medal of
Excellence Show. A busy day at
the Expo continues with lambs,
sheep, and hog judging through
out the rest of the day.
As the Keystone International
ish, giving the distinct impres
sion of power and energy.
The sport of driving draft
horses is continuing to grow and
find favor with audiences across
the continent. The Classic Senes
competition offers incentives for
exhibitors and encourages
breeders of quality hitch horses
The stylish driving horses
seen in the ring today are the
result of countless hours of
preparation and care that culmi
nate in the brilliant perfor
mances you will witness during
this Classic Series Qualifying
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 twenty six
horse hitches will be in competi
tion for the Classic at the Key
The Keystone International
Livestock Exposition will be
held September 30- October 5 at
the Farm Show Complex in Har
risburg, PA Why not plan to
spend some time in the country
at the Keystone Show
Livestock Exposition enters its
last day, there is still a very busy
schedule. The Arabian Horse
Show will begin at 8:00 a.m. Also,
at 8:00 a.m., the Tunis, Oxford
and Cheviot Breeding Sheep will
be held. 8:00 a.m., a busy time
slot, continues with Shorthorn
breeding cattle and at 9:00 a.m. is
Open Barrows On-foot. The Key
stone Stockman’s Contest begins
at 9:30 a.m. Simmcntal Breeding
Cattle are shown at 12:00. The
Keystone Stockman’s Contest
Awards Program is scheduled for
2:30 p.m.
For more information please
contact Beverly Gruber at the
address listed below: Penasylva
nia Livestock Association, Bever
ly Gruber, Exec. Secretary, PO
Box 5, New Tripoli, Pa. 18066,
Phone; (610) 767-5026.