Large horses make a successful pull at the Great Darke County Fair. (Gaylen Blosser photo(

Horse Pulls Still a Favorite at Fair

Moving horse pull to Saturday brings large crowd to south end show arena

GREENVILLE – The Great Darke County Fair hosted the miniature and large horse pull on the final night of the nine day fair.

In a bold move the fair board moved the miniature horse pull and the large horse pull to Saturday night going head to head with a fair favorite Smash It Demolition Derby and welcomed a packed house at the south end’s show arena.

“The way I look at it not everybody is at the demolition derby tonight,” said fair board member, Marla Werner. “We have a full house down here at the south show ring for the horse pull. It used to be on Thursday and we were hopeful that we could compete and we did that.”  

“We have some fine horse pullers out here tonight,” Werner added. “They have been in the business a long time and we are glad to have them here.”

The horse ring was in perfect condition for the evening’s event along with excellent weather to close out the 2022 Great Darke County Fair.

“They brought some extra ponies,” said Werner. “We added a class for them tonight because they brought us more of a show and more numbers. I think everybody enjoyed the ponies – they’re a little feisty but as always a good time.”

“It’s always nice to see everybody down here and enjoying this show,” she concluded.

Ponies complete a pull at 2022 Great Darke County Fair. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Great Darke County Fair horse pull. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Feisty ponies make a pull at the Great Darke County Fair. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Great Darke County Fair horse pull. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Fair board member Marla Werner (L) presents trophy to large horse pull winner. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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