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E26 - Mid-Atlantic Horse, Lancaster Farming, February 2012 www.mid-atlantichorse.com Pennsylvania Farm Show wrapup Wrapup Continued from 25 eye with attitude and spunk. Logging with real horsepower Gone are the days of equine transportation; the horse long since replaced by the automobile. For Steve and Liz Harris of Wyoming County, real horse power is what they're all about. When it comes to heavy lifting, these two turn to their team of Percherons to get the job done and their Logging Demonstration held Jan. 8 gave great insight on the processes of days long gone. "Logging isn't something any breed of horse can do," said Liz Harris, after answering questions from the audience. "It's something to be left for drafts. We just choose to work with Percherons." The breed of the horses isn't the only important factor to consider when choosing a team of loggers; trust and maturity are a necessity to avoid any haphazard situations. "The average age of the horses on our team is 7," said Steve. "I have to know that I am able to trust and rely on them." The demonstration included examples of team hitch logging and single horse logging, and the crowd cheered loudly when the Harris' Percheron gelding, Friday, successfully hauled two large logs at once. lebach, drove to a Championship title during the Youth Team Hitch as well. Bee Tree Trail of Berks Co., a crowd favorite for their whimsical creativity, took home the Top Honors in the Commercial Hitch portion of Sunday's Show. Kristen Thomas, the 2012 Pennsylvania State Draft and Mule Association Princess, awarded the top prizes. Results: 6-Horse Hitch: Ken and Karen Sandoe, Sunny Hill Farms, Myerstown, Lebanon Co. 4-Horse Hitch: Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Unicorn Hitch: Ken and Karen Sandoe, Sunny Hill Farms, Myerstown, Lebanon Co. Commercial Hitch: Dave Rohrbach, Bee Tree Trail, Shartlesville, Berks Co. Team Hitch: Melissa Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Youth Team Hitch: Abe Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Windermeres Markie Maid is Supreme Champion Windermere Farm of Spring Mills, Centre County, took home the Supreme Champion draft horse title for the second consecutive year Jan. 6 in the Draft Horse Breed Show. Gerald Allebach's champion entry, Windermeres Markie Maid, was also selected as the winner for the Percheron Best of Breed class and was named Percheron Junior Champion Mare and Percheron Grand Champion Mare. Walt Rice of Shining Eye Percherons, Boiling Springs, Cumberland County, took home Percheron Grand Champion Stallion honors with his entry, Shining Eye Farran. Rice's other entry, Shining Eye Hawks Talon, was awarded with the Percheron Reserve Junior Champion Stallion title. ermeres Isadora, Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Percheron Mare, any age Bred by Exhibtor: Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Percheron Junior Get-of-Sire (under 2 years): Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Percheron Open Get-of-Sire: Tonya Scholl, Blackmist Percherons, Halifax, Dauphin Co. Percheron Produce of Mare: Tonya Scholl, Blackmist Percherons, Halifax, Dauphin Co. Percheron Mare and Foal: Wanda Leiby and Tonya Scholl, Blackmist Percherons, Halifax, Dauphin Co. Percheron Stallion and Two Mares (any age): Patrick Cold, Skyview II Percherons, Spring Mills, Dauphin Co. Percheron Two Mares belonging to one Exhibitor: Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Percheron Mare Mated Team (Halter): Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Best of Breed Percheron: Windermeres Markie Maid, Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Supreme Champion Draft Horse: Windermeres Markie Maid, Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Gerald Allebach and his son, Abraham, set up Windermeres Markie Maid in the final lineup during the Supreme Champion Draft Horse class at the Farm Show in Harrisburg. Eye Percherons, Boiling Springs, Cumberland Co. Percheron Reserve Junior Champion Stallion: Shining Eye Hawks Talon, Walt Rice, Shining Eye Percherons, Boiling Springs, Cumberland Co. Percheron Grand Champion Stallion: Shining Eye Farran, Walt Rice, Shining Eye Percherons, Boiling Springs, Cumberland Co. Percheron Stallion, any age bred by Exhibitor: Walt Rice, Shining Eye Percherons, Boiling Springs, Cumberland Co. Percheron Mare, 5 years and over: Forest Grove Amys Areba, Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Percheron Mare, 4 years and under 5: Windermeres Morning Rain, Loren Fry, Colonial Manor Farms, Lancaster, Lancaster Co. Percheron Mare, 3 years and under 4: Blackmist Prince Surprise, Tonya School, Blackmist Perhcerons, Halifax, Dauphin Co. Percheron Senior Champion Mare: Walt Rice, Shining Eye Percherons, Boiling Springs, Cumberland Co. Percheron Reserve Senior Champion Mare: Windermere's Morning Rain, Loren Fry, Colonial Manor Farms, Lancaster, Lancaster Co. Percheron Mare, 2 years and under 3: Windermeres Markie Maid, Gerlad Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Percheron Mare, 1 year and under 2 Shining Eye Sweet Virginia, Walt Rice, Shining Eye Percherons, Boiling Springs, Cumberland Co. Percheron Mare foal: Blackmist Spring Aster, Wanda Leiby Tonya School, Blackmist Percherons, Halifax, Dauphin Co. Percheron Junior Champion Mare: Windermeres Markie Maid, Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Percheron Reserve Junior Champion Mare: Windermeres Isadora,Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Percheron Grand Champion Mare: Wind- Draft team pull Rick Scott, of Moscow, Lackawanna County, took home top honors in the 2nd Annual Farm Team Draft Pull held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. His team pulled a total of 7,850 lbs. a distance of 16 feet, 10 inches in order to win the contest. Last year's Farm Team Pull winner, Courtney Bowman of Rockwood, Somerset County, took second place during the contest. The Farm Horse Pulls are slightly different than other horse pulls. In order for a team to get a full pull, they are required to WRAPUP continued on page 27 Battling for best hitch Well-known breeders Ken and Karen Sandoe of Sunny Hill Farm, Lebanon Co., and Gerald and Melissa Allebach of Windermere Farms, Centre Co., shook up a little more than the ground beneath their draft horses' hooves during the Draft Horse Hitch competition Jan. 8. Both farms returned home with top honors for several of their respective hitches. Sunny Hill, exhibited by Ken Sandoe, took the Championship title in the 6-Horse Hitch and Unicorn Hitch before snagging the Reserve Championship for the Team Hitch. Windermere, exhibited by Gerald and Melissa Allebach, was awarded with the 4-Horse Hitch and Team Hitch Championship titles. Their son, Abraham Al- EPHRATA Your Yard, Garden, Farm, Pet, and Fence Place Results Percheron Gelding: Kandy, Gerald Allebach, Winderemere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Percheron Gelding Mated Team (Halter): Sid and Phantom Regiment, Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms, Spring Mills, Centre Co. Percheron Stallion, 1 year and under 2: Shining Eye Hawks Talon, Walt Rice, Shining Eye Percherons, Cumberland Co. Percheron Stallion Foal: Shining Eye Farran, Walt Rice, Shining Eye Percherons, Boiling Springs, Cumberland Co. Percheron Junior Champion Stallion: Shining Eye Farran, Walt Rice, Shining Silvana Trucking Inc. 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