California Riding Magazine • August, 2013

Here Come The Big Boys!
Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair return to Grass Valley Sept. 19-22


The beautiful Draft Horses perform for a full arena at the Draft Horse Classic in Grass Valley. This year's event will be held Sept. 19-22. Photo ©ProSportsPix.com

Join the beautiful Draft Horses for the 27th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, happening Sept. 19-22 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six performances by Draft Horses, this event is the premier Draft Horse show in the Western
United States.

The Classic spotlights a variety of horses, teams, rigs and performances; featuring everything from farm wagons, carriages, and driving competitions to dancing horses and racing mules. The stars of the show are the horses, and with more than 120 stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers a unique chance to observe them in a multitude of settings.

This year, we've lowered the price of adult admission tickets for evening performances – making them more affordable than ever. Additionally, we're continuing our offer of discounted pricing on morning performances and children's tickets.

In between classes, enjoy showcase specialty acts. This year, we welcome Tommie Turvey – a world-renowned equine entertainer, stuntman and one of the best movie horse trainers of today – who will be featured at each performance. Tommie's horses have been featured in many movies, including Batman: The Dark Knight,
and he did the training and filming of the Budweiser Clydesdales horses for the 2013 Superbowl commercial.

Also taking place at the Fairgrounds during the four days of the Classic is the Harvest Fair, which features musical entertainment, a clogging jamboree, Treat Street goodies, Art at the Classic, horse shoeing demonstrations, a chance to visit with the horses, and hundreds of
community exhibits.

On Saturday of the Classic, spend time at the Bounty of the County. Sponsored by Nevada County Grown, Bounty of the County takes place from 1-4pm and is a pairing of fabulous local chefs and barbecue experts with the produce and meats of Nevada County Grown farmers and ranchers. This is local, fresh and delicious food at its best – and a feast for your palette. Information is available at www.NevadaCountyGrown.org.

On Sunday of the Classic, it's the third annual Classic BBQ Cook-Off happening from 1:30-4pm. Whether you want to watch BBQ experts show off their cooking skills or simply join the fun and taste the treats – the BBQ Cook-Off is the place to be! Tasting tickets will be available at the event.

This year's Draft Horse Classic is Sept. 19-22 at the tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling the Fairgrounds Office at 530-273-6217 or visiting the Fairgrounds' website at www.NevadaCountyFair.com.

Press release provided by Nevada County Fairgrounds.