I finally had a chance to visit the new building at the Mt. Hope Auction during the fall Mid-Ohio Draft Horse Sale. I was surprised by the size of the facility and the length of my stay at the sale. In the past, whenever I attended a sale, my visits were often brief due to [...]Read More
Blog: Kim Lemmon
Kim Lemmon has been a member of the Ohio’s Country Journal staff since 1999. She is currently the manager editor. This position requires her to position the advertisements and articles in each issue. She is also required to write a weekly blog and schedule advertisements on the website.
Kim graduated from The Ohio State University in 1999 with a major in Agricultural Communications and a minor in Equine Science. Kim and her husband, Mark, reside in Morrow County.
The Lemmons currently own a Percheron mare and several mini horses. They also breed and raise a few pygmy goats each year.
Kim has owned horses since she was a child and has been involved in many aspects of the horse industry since that time. From 2002 until 2010, Kim operated her own riding lesson program that included coaching 4-H members, adults and a college equestrian program. She is also a former 4-H horse judge.
As many Ohio Percheron owners prepare to leave the Buckeye State and head to Massachusetts for the World Percheron Congress in October, Ura Hershberger is confident that the Percheron mares he exhibits will be prepared for the show. Ura drives a mare hitch for Eagle Creek Percherons, of Montpelier. He and the crew at Eagle [...]Read More
Oak Haven Belgians, of Fremont, Ohio, and Flat Rock Draft Horses, of Bellevue, Ohio, represented the state well when they traveled to the Oklahoma State Fair in September to compete in the 2014 Gentle Giants North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series Finals. The top four Belgian, Percheron and Clydesdale six-horse hitches are annually invited to [...]Read More
Nearly everyone that raises livestock looks forward to the time of year when their planning comes to fruition as the baby versions of whatever livestock they are raising are born. I took a couple of years off of raising goats, and I’ve been looking forward to once again welcoming baby goats to our barn this [...]Read More
The 2014 World Percheron Congress will be held Oct. 6-11, 2014, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds. Don’t let the host state fool you, Ohioans are sure to play a large part in the event. Not only is the office for the Percheron Horse Association of American located in Ohio, but [...]Read More
I have sawdust delivered to my barn in bulk about once a year or so. The driver just backs the truck into my barn and unloads it, and my husband uses our tractor to pile the delivered sawdust into a corner. Last week, I had just put some clean sawdust into a stall when I [...]Read More
I have a very vivid imagination, so I spend a good deal of time day dreaming about goals I have set and imagining them coming to fruition. I keep most of my goals to myself, but one goal that I have shared with close friends and family is my desire to one-day ride on the [...]Read More
It isn’t news to followers of draft horse shows that Ohio as well as Indiana play a large role in hosting and providing exhibitors for some of the countries’ largest draft horse shows. The Ohio State Fair hosted a North American Six-Horse Classic Series show and offered many opportunities for draft horse exhibitors to [...]Read More
If you have been reading my blogs, then you know that my pursuit of finding an additional team of miniature horses hasn’t been going too well. I wanted another really well-trained team so that my husband, Mark, and I could each drive a team at the fair and so that I could hopefully eventually learn [...]Read More
I body clip most of my miniature horses in late spring or early summer every year because they don’t tend to shed their winter hair very well. Most of them are easy to clip as them seem to enjoy the removal of their winter hair. It probably also helps that Ohio is usually experiencing consistent, [...]Read More