Chris Hammersmith and Chuck waited patiently for the next class he participated in at the Ohio State Fair.

Draft horse shows and pulls in Ohio

I have attempted to put together a list of 2014 county fair draft horse shows and pulls. This information was collected by visiting websites for each county fair. Spectators and exhibitors are strongly urged to contact any shows or pulls they plan to attend to verify the information listed below. If you plan to exhibit at a fair, it is also important to contact the fair ahead of time to make sure whether each show is a stabled/pre-entry show or a haul-in show before you finalize your plans.

Although I made every effort to include all shows and pulls, there were some websites that didn’t provide sufficient information to determine whether or not the fair was hosting a pull or show.

Ohio State Fair: Draft Horse and Pony Show, July 28 -Aug 1, 2014; ohiostatefair.com

Ashland County Fair: Draft Horse and Pony Open Show, Sept. 20, 2014, 11 a.m.; Open Pony Pull Friday, Sept. 19, 2014; 419-606-1171, ashlandcountyfair.com

Ashtabula County Fair: Draft Horse Show (Not a haul in show – horses must be stabled on the grounds), Driving: Aug. 5 at 4 p.m., Halter: Aug. 6 at 9 a.m., Farm classes: Aug. 7 at 10 a.m., Hitch classes: Aug. 8 and 9 at 4:30 p.m., 440-576-7626, www.ashtabulafair.com/

Athens County Fair: Horse Pull, Aug. 8, 2014, 5 p.m., 740-592-1991, www.athenscofair.org/

Brown County Fair: Open Draft Horse Show; Sept. 26-27, 2014, 937-213-0736, www.thelittlestatefair.com/index.php/horse-show-schedule29

Carroll County Fair: Horse and Pony Pull, July 15, 2014, 5 p.m., 330-627-2300 or 877-727-0103, www.carrollcountyfairohio.com

Columbiana County Fair: Draft Horse Show (Not a haul in show – horses must be stabled on the grounds), July 31, 2014, 5 p.m.; Draft Horse Pull, Aug. 3, 2014, 9 a.m., www.columbianacountyfair.org, 330-424-5531

Cuyahoga County Fair: Draft Horse Hitch Classes, Tuesday, 5 p.m.; Draft Horse Hitch Classes, Thursday, 5 p.m.; Draft Pony Halter Classes, Tuesday 1 p.m.; Draft Pony Hitch Classes, Thursday, noon, 440-243-0090, www.cuyfair.com

Darke County Fair: Draft Horse, Pony, Mule and Donkey Show, Aug. 22, 2014, 10 a.m. and Aug. 24, 2014, 9 a.m.; Horse Pull Aug. 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m., 937-547-0085, darkcountyfair.com

Fairfield County Fair: Open Draft Horse Show, Oct. 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m.; Horse Pull, Oct. 7, 2014, 11 a.m., 740-653-3041, www.fairfieldcountyfair.org

Franklin County Fair: Draft Horse Pull, July 16, 2014, 7 p.m., 614-876-7235, http://www.fcfair.org/draft-horse-pull/

Fulton County Fair: Pony Pull, Aug. 31, 2014, 7:30 p.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Show, Sept. 3, 2014, 11:30 a.m., 419-826-6532, http://fultoncountyfair.com

Geauga County Fair: Horse Pull, Aug. 29, 2014, 6 p.m., 440-632-0307; Pony Pull, Aug. 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m., 440-338-1992; Draft Horse and Pony Show, Aug. 30, 2014, 11:30 a.m., Aug. 31, 2014, 8:30 a.m., Sept. 1, 2014, 9 a.m., 440-286-9134;  http://www.geaugafair.com

Guernsey County Fair: Horse Pull, Sept. 10, 2014, 7 p.m., 740-489-5888, http://www.guernseycountyfairgrounds.org

Hancock County Fair: Draft Horse and Pony Show, Aug. 30, 2014, 8 a.m.; Draft Horse Pull, Aug. 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m., 419-429-7344, www.hancockfairgrounds.org/

Harrison County Fair: Horse Pull, July 7, 2014, 7 p.m., 859-234-5510, http://harrisoncountyfair.webs.com/horsepull.htm

Hartford Independent Fair: Open Draft Horse and Pony Show, Aug. 3, 2014, 9:30 a.m., 740-893-4881, http://www.hartfordfair.com

Huron County Fair: Pony Pull, Aug. 13, 2014, 7 p.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Halter Classes (Not a haul-in show), Aug. 14, 2014, 9 a.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Hitch Classes, (Not a haul-in show), Aug. 14, 2014, 1 p.m., 419-483-4569, http://www.huroncountyfair.com

Jefferson County Fair: Draft Horse Show, Aug. 15, 2014, Halter 9 a.m., Horse Pull, Aug. 17, 2014, 10 a.m., 740-733-8230, http://www.thejeffersoncountyfair.com

Knox County Fair: Draft Horse and Pony Show Hitch Show (Not a haul in show), July 21, 2014, 10 a.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Halter Show (Not a haul in show), July 24, 2014, 9 a.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Pull, July 20, 2014, 7 p.m., 740-397-0484, http://www.knoxcountyfair.org

Lake County Fair: Draft Horse Halter Show, Aug. 13, 2014, 9 a.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Versatility, Aug. 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m., 440-354-3339,  http://www.lakecountyfair.org

Lawrence County Fair: Pony Pull, July 12, 2014, 10 a.m.; Horse Pull, July 12, 2014, 2 p.m.; Lawrence County Horse Pull, July 8, 2014, 1 p.m., 740-532-4333, http://www.lawrencecountyohiofair.com

Lorain County Fair: Draft Horse and Pony Show, Aug. 18, 2014, 10 a.m.;  Open Class Ponies and Stalled Hitch Classes, Aug. 20, 2014, 9 a.m.; Pony Pull, Aug. 21, 2014, 9 a.m.; Horse Pull, Aug. 21, 2014, 7 p.m.; Draft Horse/Ponies Fun Pull (stabled entries only) 3 p.m.;  440-647-2781, http://loraincountyfair.com/

Loudonville Independent Fair: Pony Pull, Oct., 3, 2014, 5:30 p.m., 419-994-4391, http://www.loudonvillefair.com

Mahoning County Fair: Draft Pony Pull, Aug., 30, 2014, 8 a.m.; Draft Horse Pull, Sept. 1, 2014, 8 a.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Show, Aug. 28, 2014, 5 p.m., Aug. 29, 2014, 8:30 a.m., Aug. 30, 2014, 10 a.m., 330-533-4107, http://www.canfieldfair.com

Medina County Fair: Open Draft Horse and Pony Hitch Show, Aug. 1, 2014, 9 a.m., 330-723-9633, http://www.medina-fair.com

Meigs County Fair: Horse Pull, Aug. 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m., 740-985-4372, http://www.themeigscountyfair.com

Miami County Fair: Draft Horse Pull, Aug. 9, 2014, 7 p.m., 937-335–7492, http://www.miamicountyohiofair.com

Morgan County Fair: Horse Pull, Sept. 2, 2014, 740-962-3245, http://www.morgan-county-fair.com/

Morrow County Fair: Draft Horse and Pony Show (Not a haul-in show), Halter: Aug. 27, 2014, 12 p.m., Hitch: Aug. 29, 2014, 12 p.m.; Draft Pony Pull, Sept. 2, 2014, 3 p.m., 419-947-1611, http://www.morrowcountyfair.org

Muskingum County Fair: Horse Pull, Aug. 16, 2014, 11 a.m., 740-453-3068, http://www.muskingumcofair.com

Noble County Fair: Draft Horse Show, Aug. 29, 2014, noon; Horse Pull, Aug. 31, 2014, 10 a.m., 740-732-5598, http://www.noblecountyfair.net

Ottawa County Fair: Draft Horse Show, July 18, 2014, 11 a.m., 419-898-1971, http://ottawacountyfair.org

Portage County Fair: Draft Horse Halter, Aug. 20, 2014, 11 a.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Hitch Class, Aug. 22, 2014, 10 a.m.; Draft Horse Fun Show, Aug. 23, 2014, 1 p.m., 330-325-7476, http://randolphfair.com

Preble County Fair: Draft Horse and Pony Show, July 27, 2014, 9 a.m.; Horse Pull, Aug. 1, 2014, 7 p.m., 937-456-3748, http://www.preblecountyfair.org

Richland County Fair: Jr. Fair and Open Draft Horse Judging, Aug. 4, 2014, 10 a.m.;  Jr. and Open Draft Horse Halter, Aug. 6, 2014, 10 a.m.; Draft Horse Farm Day Classes, Aug. 7, 2014, 10 a.m.; Draft Horse Pull, Aug. 9, 2014, 10 a.m., 419-747-3717, http://www.richlandcountyfair.com

Sandusky County Fair: Draft Horse and Pony Halter Show, Aug. 20, 2014, 4 p.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Hitches, Aug. 21, 2014, 1 p.m.; Open Draft Horse and Pony Hitches, Aug. 24, 2014, 11 a.m., 419-332-5604, http://sanduskycountyfair.com

Seneca County Fair: Open Draft Horse and Pony Hitch Show, July 23, 2014, noon, 419-447-7888, http://senecacountyfair.org

Stark County Fair: Show and Go Draft Horse and Pony Show, Sept. 1, 2014, 10 a.m., 330-452-0621, http://starkcountyfair.com

Summit County Fair: Draft Horse and Pony Halter, July 23, 2014, 7 p.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Hitch Judging, July 26, 2014, 11 a.m., 330-633-6200, http://www.summitfair.com

Trumbull County Fair: Draft Horse Halter Judging, July 11, 2014, 10 a.m.; Horse Pull, July 11, 2014, 6 p.m.; Open Draft Horse and Pony Hitch Show, July 12, 2014, 10 a.m., 330-637-6010, http://www.trumbullcountyfair.com

Tuscarawas County: Draft Horse Show, dates, etc. have not yet been released by the fair. 330-343-0524, www.tuscarawascountyfair.com

Washington County Fair: Draft Horse and Pony Pull, Sept. 1, 2014, 9 a.m., 740-373-1347, www.washcountyfair.org

Wayne County Fair: Draft Horse Halter, Sept. 8, 2014, 9 a.m.: Draft Horse Pull, Sept. 6, 2014, 10 a.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Hitch Classes, Sept. 7, 2014, 10 a.m., 330-262-8001, http://waynecountyfairohio.com

Williams County Fair: Open Draft and Pony, Sept. 9, 2014, 9 a.m.; Haul-In Draft and Pony Show, Sept. 11, 2014, 11 a.m., 419-485-3755, http://wcofair.com

Wood County Fair: Pony Pull, July 30, 2014, 4 p.m.; Horse Pull, July 30, 2014, 7 p.m.; Draft Horse and Pony Hitch Show, Aug. 30, 2014, 11 a.m., 419-352-0441, http://www.woodcounty-fair.com

 

2 comments

  1. Merry Christmas Kim,
    My family has always love to go to the Horse pulls. Draft Horse shows. Live in Sidney, Ohio. We was at the Lebanon, Oh, Horse Parade, Dec. 11. Had came across you page. I’ve subscribe to your blog. Hoping to make it to a few of the Draft Horse Shows, 2015.
    Thank you Peggy

    • Peggy,

      Thank you for reading my blogs! I’m glad you enjoy them. I’m working on a 2015 Draft Horse Sale right now to be released in January. I’m going to try to do another list like this one for 2015 but it is very hard to find this information and I’m sure I missed a few.

      Have a Merry Christmas!
      Kim

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