Nevada Agricultural Fair July 13-16

The Nevada Agricultural Fair entry in the Carson Valley Days Parade.

The Nevada Agricultural Fair entry in the Carson Valley Days Parade.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Today is the deadline for entries for the horse contest for the Nevada Agricultural Fair, scheduled for July 13-16 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

The deadline is Tuesday for people to enter static exhibit entries for the exhibit hall ranging from fine arts, welding, entomology, and more.

Held in conjunction with MAYHEMilition, the weekend features racing including lawnmowers, tuff trucks, figure 8, and double U tracks. Western Nevada Grange is raffling off tickets for a chance to drive one of the derby cars in the races.

“This fair is about showcasing our Nevada Agricultural heritage and passing it onto the next generation,” said Nevada Agricultural Fair President Chelsy Simerson. “The kids I’ve met during my years as president are dedicated and hard-working. They are knowledgeable about their projects and extremely passionate. Seeing the excitement on their faces when they win a class and laughing with their new friends at the lawnmower races at night is why I love being a part of the Nevada Agricultural Fair.”

The livestock show is open to all Grange, FFA, 4-H, and Independent youth wanting to show. A total of 131 youths have signed up to come to strut their stuff in the show ring.

Battle Born Stockton Well Grange Lina Baugh said her favorite part of the Fair was everything, it is her favorite show of the whole year.

The Nevada State Ewe Lamb Futurity is held at Nevada Agricultural Fair. This three-year program encourages youth showing sheep to invest in their breeding program and think long-term. Sheep are entered as lambs and shown each year for 3 years accumulating points over that time frame. At the end of the third year, the Grand Champion is awarded.

The livestock show will also feature cattle, goats, sheep, rabbits, cavies, and poultry. The auction will be on Sunday for the market animals.

Saturday and Sunday feature two horse events for youth and adults. On Saturday, the Horse Judging and Hippology educational contests will be held. These contests test your knowledge about a horse’s conformation, how they move, and all-around equine care.

“I enjoyed testing my horse knowledge,” said Western Nevada Grange member Kadence Ortiz. “As a novice horse person, I thought it was a fun learning environment, the people were nice, and loved the testing stations.”

Sunday is the horse show with English, Western, Costume, and gymkhana classes. The horse show offers leadline to adult divisions, meaning there is a little something for everyone. Entries for the horse show are open until July 10.

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