Westmorland County Fair underway in Petitcodiac
VIKTOR PIVOVAROV/TIMES & TRANSCR Corey Steeves of Havelock competes in the command class during the Gymkhana equestrian competition at the Westmorland County Agricultural Fair yesterday.
By Yvon Gauvin
Times & Transcript staff
Monday, August 1st, 2011
PETITCODIAC - "It's a nice, quiet place to come and watch horses," Warren Lewis of Colpitts Settlement said yesterday.
Lewis, his wife, Jane, and sons were among the spectators seated in the grandstands outside the horse ring for the first day of the 2011 Westmorland County Agricultural Fair in Petitcodiac.
The opening event for the fair was the light horse show and gymkhana, which involved horsemanship with riders and horses called on to perform different tasks as well as the competitive racing events. As many as 40 horses had arrived for the horse show, said fair spokesman Susan MacLeod.
The Lewis family has a hobby farm complete with several work horses that Warren employs for yarding work in the woods like his grandfather and his father did.
"It gets into your blood," he explained. "I'm stuck on animals," he laughed.
As for the fair, it's a family deal.