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Clemson Show Belgians
The Clemson Show Belgians from Chardon (pictured here in the Unicorn hitch) will amaze you as these mighty horses, weighing more than 2000 pounds each are hitched from tandem to four- and six-horse hitch. For their finale, feel the ground shake as eight giant Belgians thunder past Showman’s circle!
Ohio Top Hands Rodeo Drill Team
The premier mounted drill team of the State of Ohio is The Ohio Top Hands Rodeo Drill Team. Since 1998 The Ohio Top Hands have performed for fairs, horse expositions, festivals, rodeos and horse shows as far west as Reno, Nevada; as far east as Truro, Nova Scotia; north into Canada and south as far as Texas. They have participated in the Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade and The Indianapolis 500 Festival. They are professional champions of the American West, keeping alive the romance and tradition of the free spirit and beauty of the world of horses. Since 1999 twenty-three Top Hands horses have been made into collectible Peter Stone models and are available world-wide.
Equine Presentations, Demonstrations, and Exhibits
Find out about the different breeds, riding disciplines and uses for these versatile animals. You will see Clydesdales, Belgians, Friesians, Miniatures, and many more. HorseFest is an equine showcase offering a variety of hands-on activities, presentations, training techniques, and demonstrations for all ages to enjoy.
Meet the breed
Throughout the day in Showman’s Circle you can enjoy one-on-one encounters with a variety of breeds of horses, including the Lusitano, Morgan, Norwegian Fjord and for the first time at HorseFest, the Black Forest Horse. The Black Forest horse, considered a draft type, is a rare and endangered breed native to Germany, currently there are only about 1000 in existence.
Great photo opportunity!
Drive a draft horse
Learn to line drive as you take the reins of one of Farmpark’s mighty draft horses, a Farmpark equine staff member will walk with you.
- Side saddle demonstration
- Horse & Hound relay competition
- Governor General’s Horse Guard Cavalry Squadron
- Unique Draft Unicorn Demonstration (three-horse hitch)
- New – Trumbull Career and Technical Center Drill Team (Sunday only)
- Mounted unit competition
- Cowboy team field challenge
- Jumping demonstrations by Maypine Equestrian Center
- Light Horse Brigade presents Horses and History
- Lake Metroparks Honor Guard
- Cavalcade of Breeds
- Musical rides
Schedule of Events
Grooming miniature horses or donkeys
Line driving miniature horse
Cart driving a miniature horse
Take picture with with miniature donkeys
at 4 pm both days
Pony Rides ($4)
- Ages 2 - 11, $4
- Ages 60+, $5
- Ages 12 - 59, $6
- Children younger than 2, Free
- Farmpark members, Free
- 4-H group discount
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Take 1-90 to Rt. 306 (Mentor, Kirtland Exit), South on Rt. 306 five miles to Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt.6), East on Rt. 6 one mile. Entrance to Farmpark is on the right
Bremec’s Greenhouse and Nursery