OHIO STATE FAIR ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN 2017 WITH CANCELLATION OF THE LIGHT HORSE SHOW
The Ohio Expositions Commission has announced changes to the horse show programming beginning during the 2017 Ohio State Fair, July 26 – August 6.
General Manager Virgil L. Strickler announced that Ron Mack of Seville, Ohio will oversee the Draft Horse Show, and that Dr. Kimberly Cole of The Ohio State University will continue to oversee the youth horse show. The pre-Fair Light Horse Show, traditionally held the week before the Fair opens, will no longer be held.
“Our partners and friends in the equine industry are a valued part of the Ohio State Fair,” said Strickler. “However, after deep and thorough consideration, we have determined that we are no longer able to host the Light Horse Show. We continue to value these dedicated exhibitors, and hope that they will enjoy participating in the many other equine events held throughout the year at the Ohio Expo Center.”
For more information, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR. On the Web, visit us at ohiostatefair.com. The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With a spectacular midway, big-name entertainment, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior fair shows in the nation, the 2017 Ohio State Fair will run July 26 - August 6.
It was also announced by the Pink Ribbon Classic Charity Horse Show that they would take over the July dates of the Ohio State Fair Light Horse Show. The 2017 dates for the Pink Ribbon Classic are July 20-23. The show is held at Sunbeau Valley Farm in Ravenna, Ohio. Please look for updates at www.pinkhorse.org.