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48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

Preparing the horses during a past annual sports show sponsored by the Peekskill Rotary Club. This year's show is Sept. 29-30 at Blue Mountain Reservation. Photo Credit: Provided
Rotarian Daisy Jopling providing some live entertainment on her fiddle during a past Peekskill Horse Show & Country Fair. Photo Credit: Provided
People line up at the food tents during a past Peekskill Rotary Horse Show and Country Fair. The 48th annual fair is this weekend, Sept. 29-30 at Blue Mountain Reservation. Photo Credit: Provided

The Rotary Club of Peekskill is preparing to host its 48th annual Horse Show and Country Fair this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30 at the Blue Mountain Reservation

The Rotary Club of Peekskill was chartered 99 years ago and has approximately 85 members from Peekskill and the town of Cortlandt.

Peekskill Rotary President Cathy Johansen said, “Rotarians are people of action. That’s why we enjoy producing this show and are proud that it is recognized as one of the ‘must see’ family events in the area."

We also are thankful for the hundreds of Rotarians who have worked so hard to make this event successful for the past 47 years," Johansen said.

This is the club’s main fundraiser and it aims to raise up to $25,000

Thousands of people attend the event each year

All proceeds go to charity and various scholarships for local high school students and community programs.

Past beneficiaries included Peekskill Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, St. Christopher’s Inn Rehabilitation and Peers Influencing Peers.

Admission and parking are free and competition and attractions will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30.

This is the only show 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 eight championships on Sunday

Riders from stables throughout the tri-state area participate in the show

Fair attractions include pony and hay rides, a country fair and craft market, bounce and slide rides for the children

A “Kountry Kitchen” will offer home-baked goods, pumpkins, apples and mums, and in the food tent, Rotarians will serve up burgers, hot dogs, chicken, sausage and peppers, fries, beverages, ice cream and pretzels

Visit the Peekskill Rotary’s Horse Show page by clicking here for more information about the event:

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