FAIR: Exhibitors present saddle horses


Xavyer Nail, 10, of Amherst, walks his horse Raven to line up with the other contestants.

Xavyer Nail, 10, of Amherst, walks his horse Raven to line up with the other contestants.


Madison House, 9, of Wellington, stands next to her horse, named So Snazzy I’m Good.


Emma Gillespie stops abruptly after having her horse trot toward judge Karen Cameron.


Photos by Kelsey Leyva | Wellington Enterprise

Neighs filled Horse Ring A on Wednesday morning as exhibitors presented their saddle horses to judge Karen Cameron at the Lorain County Fair. Junior and senior Western showmanship competitors entered the ring one by one for their specific classes. Bernadette Zielinski, junior fair board horse consultant, said judges look at how each participant presents their horse, the cleanliness of the horse and the exhibitor, and how well they complete a pattern of pivots, walking, stopping, and trotting.

Xavyer Nail, 10, of Amherst, walks his horse Raven to line up with the other contestants.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_Horse11.jpgXavyer Nail, 10, of Amherst, walks his horse Raven to line up with the other contestants.

Madison House, 9, of Wellington, stands next to her horse, named So Snazzy I’m Good.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_Horse21.jpgMadison House, 9, of Wellington, stands next to her horse, named So Snazzy I’m Good.

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Emma Gillespie stops abruptly after having her horse trot toward judge Karen Cameron.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_Horse41.jpgEmma Gillespie stops abruptly after having her horse trot toward judge Karen Cameron.