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Peekskill Horse Show Celebrating 46 Years Of Entertaining Equine Lovers

The Peekskill Rotary Horse Show and Country Fair will be held Oct. 8-9.
The Peekskill Rotary Horse Show and Country Fair will be held Oct. 8-9. Photo Credit: Don Rizzo

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Rotary Club of Peekskill is holding its 46th Annual Horse Show and Country Fair on Oct. 8 and 9 at the Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill.

Competition and attractions will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission and parking are free, and the show will take place rain or shine.

Riders from stables throughout the tri-state area are scheduled to participate.

The show is the only one in Westchester County with both English and Western riding classes.

Events will include 28 Western classes with eight championships on Saturday, and 28 English classes with eight championships on Sunday.

“We enjoy producing this show and are proud that it is recognized as one of the must-see family events in our community,” said Peekskill Rotary President Pete Goodale. “We also are thankful for the hundreds of Rotarians who have worked so hard to make this event successful for the past 45 years. The horse show continues to be our club’s main fund-raiser, with all proceeds donated back into the community and to meet international humanitarian needs.”

Fair attractions will include pony and hay rides, a country fair and craft market, bounce and slide rides for the children and a “Kountry Kitchen” offering home-baked goods, pumpkins, apples and mums.

In the food tent, Rotarians will serve up hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, sausage, peppers, fries, beverages, pretzels and ice cream.

Breakfast will also be available for those who arrive early.

The Masonic Safety ID program offered by Cortlandt Masonic Lodge number 34 will be offered again this year during the event.

The program provides parents a free CD, including a child’s photo and background data, to help law enforcement agencies more quickly recover a missing child.

Blue Mountain Reservation is located on Welcher Avenue, off Route 9.

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