Every year, our local Nevada County Fairgrounds hosts the Draft Horse Classic.
THE GIANT (sculpture by Todd Andrews)
I’ve written previously about the huge statue that stands majestically next to the Nevada County fairgrounds. It was created to punctuate this annual and wonderful event. You can read my blog about this statue, here.
Truly, I pass this statue several times a week and it still takes my breath away…
DRAFT HORSES OF ALL KINDS FROM ALL OVER!
Draft horses , all breeds, come from all over to compete in amazing large horse, pulling and dexterity competitions (singles, obstacles, 4-ups, 6-ups, pairs, farm implements, 4 abreast, heavyweight pull, log pull… click here to read the full list of class descriptions.)
Here is a short video, which is far better than any of my pics below, that describes the event.
*The Budweiser Clydesdales used to come to this event, but they haven’t for the past two years… very sad. They were INCREDIBLE. Just the tack made me cry…let alone their majestic presence.
My schedule was wonky this year and I couldn’t go to the first day (which is my favorite) nor the second or third… I ended up going for a few hours on the last day.
Sadly, there were no exhibitions during that time, so I was left with walking around and snapping photos of the horses at rest. Not as glorious as when they are performing, but striking nonetheless.
THANKS FOR SHARING THIS DAY WITH ME!
Last week to help the JOSEPHINE 5! Read their story here!