Two horse events are taking place this weekend at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes.
More than 600 horses and 2,000 people are expected for the Syracuse International Horse Show on from 10:30 a.m. today at the Toyota Coliseum at the New York State Fairgrounds. Admission is free. Horses and riders will compete for $50,000 in prize money in scores of classes.
The American Saddlebred Horse Association of New York, which is hosting the competition, will donate proceeds from a silent auction to The Upstate New York Hospice Alliance, Inc.
Also, in the 4-H Arena, the Miniature Horse and Shetland Pony Show takes place today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The show features competitions for several varieties of Miniature and Shetland horses. Admission is free.