Gentle giants exhibited by the Carbaugh family of Greencastle, Pa., took home several blue ribbons Thursday during the Draft Horse Pleasure Show at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
The Carbaughs placed first in a variety of classes, including senior youth cart (ages 14 to 19), team hitch commercial, youth team hitch and youth riding.
Judges for the show were Tom and Judy Smith.
First-place winners for the Draft Horse Pleasure Show were:
- Men’s Cart — Linda Bunning/Walter Rice, Benchfield Farms, Cumberland County
- Ladies’ Cart — Emily Mitchell, Crystal View Carriage Services, Carbon County
- Junior Youth Cart (8 to 13) — Rebecca Clippinger, Cumberland County
- Senior Youth Cart (14 to 19) — Charles Lindsay/Jacob Carbaugh, Rocky Ridge Farm, Franklin County
- Team Hitch Commercial — Rhonda Carbaugh, Franklin County
- Team Hitch — Kyle Hoppes, Crystal View Carriage Services, Schuylkill County
- Youth Team Hitch — Charles Lindsay/Jacob Carbaugh, Rocky Ridge Farm, Franklin County
- Feed Scurry — Kyle Hoppes, Crystal View Carriage Services, Schuylkill County
- Youth Riding (walk/trot) — Rhonda Carbaugh/Lindsay Carbaugh, Franklin County
- Adult English Riding (walk/trot/canter) — Laurie Naugle, Burgundy Rose Farm, York County
- Adult Western Riding (walk/jog/lope) — Laurie Naugle, Burgundy Rose Farm, York County
- Barrel Racing — Linda Bunning, Benchfield Farms, Cumberland County
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive events and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs through Saturday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10.
For more information, go to www.farmshow.state.pa.us.