Standard Bred Events Schedule for The Great Frederick Fair

The Great Frederick Fair is proud to announce two new Standardbred Horse events and an informative exhibit on loan from the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame being added to the Standardbred Events Schedule during the 155th Great Frederick Fair, September 15 – 23, 2017; The Sulky to Saddle ALL Standardbred Horse Show and Standardbred Racing Under Saddle Demonstration.

The Great Frederick Fair has added these programs to four days of exciting Standardbred horse racing September 20 – 23 beginning at 12:00, sponsored by Yankeeland Partners, the Keller and Bittle Families, the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association and the CSOA, as well as, our Standardbred Tack Room, A Breed Showcase and Parade, a Sulky to Saddle Display, and our annual Standardbred Name the Foal Contest.

The Standardbred Horse Show set for Saturday, September 23rd starting at 8:30am, in the Elm Street Development Equine Arena features 17 classes, including English Pleasure, Western Horsemanship and Halter. Classes are offered for youth and adults. Entry fees are $5 per class. Register the day of the show or pre-register at

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The show, in its first year, has attracted a celebrity participant, Golden Receiver, winner of $2.2 million. The pacer, spending his retirement as an ambassador for the Starting Gaits Standardbred Transition Program, will travel from his home in Ohio to take part in the show and be available for meet and greets.

The Racing Under Saddle Demonstration, sponsored by Good Friday Farm, Colby Hubble Racing and Ursula Ayd, is being held on track, Saturday, September 23rd at 12:15pm. The Grandstand will come alive, it is a site to behold watching trotters and pacers staying in stride with a rider on their back.

“Repurposing and retraining off-the-track Standardbreds offers a wonderful life after racing” said Nancy Hendricks, Chairperson of Harness Racing and Equine Events Committee.  “The Great Frederick Fair is proud to offer yet another showcase of the Standardbred Horse”.

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