According to Rusty Brown, the Livingston County Equine Association has had a very good season. “Two more events will wrap up the season including a Team Sorting event this Saturday and then next Saturday, October 5 Horse Show,” explained Brown, the groups President.
Team Sorting will be held Saturday at the Livingston County Fairgrounds in Smithland with both Pro and amateur participants. “We will set up two pens like a figure eight. The ten steers in the pen will be numbered and the judge will give each team of two riders a different number, and they will have to move and sort them in numerical order into the second pen," explained Brown. It is a timed event and the team with the lowest time will be the winner with kids and amateur groups going first followed by the Pro participants. Practice round starting at 4:00 P.M. followed by the Pro participants. For more info on the Team Sorting event contact Clark O’Brien at 270-210-6116 or Travis McDonald at 270-217-4341.
The final event of the year will be a Fun Show held at the Fairgrounds in Smithland following the Octoberfest Parade and the Firefighter Olympics. “We plan to get things started around 4:00 P.M. and we are excited to add this event to one of the most popular Saturday’s in Livingston County. We hope everyone enjoys gathering together for the parade and other events, and then will plan to come out to the fairgrounds later in the afternoon,” added Brown.
The FFA Alumni group will also be on hand, selling concessions & Pork Chop sandwiches during the final show of the season. The Livingston County Equine Association is a non-profit group and is open to anyone interested in horses or mules. Last year the group had almost 80 members and hopes to grow and be able to offer additional events every year. An individual yearly membership is $15 and a family membership is $25, with any family members residing within the same household.