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June 25, 2013

International Horse Show Takes Place at Fairgrounds

Show for Miniature & Shetland Horses Also on State Fairgrounds Schedule

State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today announced the following events running from Wednesday, June 26 Sunday, June 30 at the New York State Fairgrounds:

More than 600 horses and 2,000 people are expected for the Syracuse International Horse Show, which begins Wednesday, June 26 at the Toyota Coliseum.  The show runs daily, starting at 8 a.m. except on Saturday, June 29, when the show will begin at 10:30 a.m. for its final day.  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. 

Meantime, at the 4-H Arena, the Miniature Horse and Shetland Pony Show takes place on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.  The show features competitions for several varieties of Miniature and Shetland horses.  The event runs from 9:00 6 p.m. each day.  Admission is free.

The New York State Fair runs from August 22 September 2, 2013.  The Fair’s theme is “Sharing the Bounty and Pride of New York.” 

In addition to the annual New York State Fair, the Fairgrounds host dozens of agricultural events throughout the year, including some of the Northeast’s most prestigious horse and livestock shows.

The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website.  Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook or follow NYS Fair on Twitter. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas on the Great New York State Fair at

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