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Rotary Club Of Peekskill Hosts 44th Annual Horse Show, Country Fair

Rotary Club of Peekskill will hold its 44th annual Horse Show and Country Fair on Sept. 20 and 21 at Blue Mountain Reservation. Photo Credit: Contributed

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Rotary Club of Peekskill will host its 44th Annual Horse Show and Country Fair this weekend at Blue Mountain Reservation.

The show runs Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Show hours on Sunday, Sept. 21, are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Click here for complete details on the horse show. Click here for a PDF of event details.

Admission and parking are free and the show is held rain or shine. Blue Mountain Reservation is on Welcher Avenue off Route 9.

A Wells Fargo Stagecoach and team of four horses will offer rides straight out of the Old West while complementing the show's Western riding competition on Saturday. Featured attractions on both days include pony and hayrides, bounce and slide rides for children, a country fair and craft market, and “Kountry Kitchen” offering home-baked goods, pumpkins, fresh picked apples and a colorful selection of fall mums.

Performers and entertainers include internationally-renowned classical/rock violinist Daisy Jopling, contemporary/rock singer Larry Colman, Magician Margaret Steele's Amazing Magic Show, Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk, Marcia the Magical Moose, and Dance Expression. Saturday also includes the popular pet parade.

This is the only show held in Westchester County with both English and Western riding classes. There are 28 Western classes with eight championships on Saturday and 28 English classes with an equal number of championships on Sunday. Participating riders are from stables throughout the tri-state area.

The Masonic Child ID Program offered free-of-charge by Courtlandt Masonic Lodge #34 provides a CD to parents with their child’s photo, physical description and background data to help law enforcement act more quickly in the event a child goes missing.

Learn more about the show from a video .

“The members of the Rotary Club of Peekskill enjoy presenting our annual horse show which has become one of the region's must-attend family events. The show continues to be our club’s primary fundraiser, with all proceeds donated back into the community and to meet international humanitarian needs,” said Peekskill Rotary President Don Feldman.

The Rotary Club of Peekskill was chartered 95 years ago and now boasts about 80 members, representing a cross-section of the Peekskill and Cortlandt communities.

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