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Department 1 - Horses


This years fair theme for the livestock departments is going to be "Team up at the fair",  We hope to see some really neat stall decorations around the grounds. Prizes will be awarded.
Horse Barn Team : Golf

Department 1 – Horse

Open Horse Show

Sunday, August 6, 2023 9:00am

Registration and ring close at 8:30

Fun Show

 (All registration money goes towards Horse Barn Fund)

Premiums: NONE (AWARDS being presented) Money is donated to the horse barn fund,

Entry Fees: All Ages- $10 per horse/rider combination to ride in all classes, pre-registration preferred.

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 5:00 pm

Registration and ring close at 4:30 pm

Superintendent: Courtney Smith 570-439-2240


RULES & REGULATIONS (General & Health Rules Apply)


Department 1

 Rules and Regulations

1. online Entry Preferred at:

2. Mail in Entry is acceptedEntry blanks and money needs to be sent to:

Courtney Smith  1067 Brick Church Rd. Liberty, PA. 16930

or Tioga County Fair Grounds 2258 Charleston Rd Wellsboro, PA 16901.


3. Sign ups are allowed the day of the show. Registration will close at

4:30 pm on Tuesday for the Fun Show and 4:30 PM on Friday for the Open Show.

4.Both Open and FUN show Are open to all. 


5. Entry Fees:

   *Tuesday Fun Show : $10 per Horse/Rider combination

   *Friday Open Horse Show : $15 per horse/rider combination  


6. All horses must be accompanied by Certificate of Veterinary Inspection as required below in Rules 3 & 4 issued after May 1, 2024. (No other form of proof will be accepted.)


7. Current (within 1 year) Rabies vaccination given by a Licensed veterinarian before July 24, 2024.


8. Current (within 1 year) proof of Negative EIA– Coggins test report.


9. Out of state horses must have Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection satisfying requirements from state of origin.


10. Refer to Rules in the front of the fair book or on our fair web page under Health Rules and Regulations for further details. Stallions will not be permitted to show.


11. Warmups will be given before the show starts, after in-hand classes, and before trail classes. There will be a lunch break announced the day of the show. Gaits above a trot are not permitted outside of the show ring. Ring closes at 8:30 am on Sunday and 2:30 pm on Thursday. 


12. Riders may ride more than one horse- separate registration fee paid per horse.


13. The same horse may be ridden by different riders- separate registration fee paid per rider.


14.Show committee has the right to combine and remove classes as needed.


15.  All exhibitors 18 years of age or younger are required to wear properly fitted protective headgear passing or surpassing cur-rent applicable ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) / SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards with harness secured while riding or driving anywhere on the event grounds. This applies to all exhibitors 18 years of age or younger, including all 4-H members regardless of age.


16.Proper show apparel is required. Chaps are not required for western classes.


17. Riders may be excused for excessive whipping or batting.


18.Riders showing poor sportsmanship may be dismissed by the horse show committee and fees forfeited.


19. Judge(s) decision is final. Judge(s) may not be approached by exhibitors. Complaints will be brought to announcer first


20.The Horse Chairman and Fair Committee have the right to dismiss any horse deemed unfit to show.


21. All trailers must park in the parking lot and may not park around the horse ring inside of the fair grounds.


22. Ride at your own risk! The Tioga County Fair is not responsible for loss or damage to any personal belongings.


23. Checks will be mailed after the close of the fair. If Registration fees are not paid no premium checks will be mailed.


24.There are no stalls available for this show. 


25.Due to space restrictions: Only 4-H Members may stall at the horse barn as pre-arranged with the barn chairman.


26. All horses are the responsibility of their owner, and all stalls must be stripped and approved by the barn chairman. Any stall left unclean may have their premium check held. (Stalls for 4-H/FFA only.)

Click HERE for Horse Department Classes and Premiums List








PREMIUMS:  $14, $12, $10, $8, $6 

ENTRY FEES: All ages- $15 per horse/rider combination to ride for the day, preregistration preferred.



     - 13 and Under

     - 14 yrs to 18 yrs

     -  OPEN


  • 13 and underShowmanship

    • Rider Pleasure Western

    • Rider Horsemanship

    • Rider Pleasure English

    • Rider Equitation

  • 14 yrs to 18 yrs

    • Showmanship

    • Rider Pleasure Western

    • Rider Horsemanship

    • Rider Pleasure English

    • Rider Equitation

  • OPEN

    • Showmanship

    • Walk Trot/ Leadline Pleasure Western

    • Walk Trot/ Leadline Pleasure English

    • Rider Pleasure Western

    • Rider Horsemanship

    • Rider Pleasure English

    • Rider Equitation

    • Cross Rails

    • Hunter Hack

    • Barrels

    • Poles 

    • Keyhole

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