|Photo from Empire State Quarter Horse Association|
This news is from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets:
As many as 800 quarter horses will be at the New York State Fairgrounds Wednesday (today) through Sunday as the Empire State Quarter Horse Association holds its Empire Fall Show.
This competition is the largest in the state and one of the largest in the country. Several thousand quarter horse owners and fans are likely to attend the five days of competitions.
Some horses and riders will tackle difficult obstacle courses, while others will compete in various riding, jumping, showmanship, and appearance categories. Winners will be named in more than 120 events. Some of the winners will divide more than $20,000 in prizes.
The event also features vendors selling all kinds of horse and riding equipment. Admission is free. Events begin at 7 a.m. each day.