Kimes Kandids & Rundown from Keystone Showdown
Despite the wet weather and muddy conditions the first few days, the Keystone Showdown was a great success with sunny weather towards the end of the show. Held in Centre Hall, PA at the Grange Park Fair and Equine facility, the show sold out all the stalls and hosted competitors from across the country. It has been the Number 1 Novice show for the past several years. The large class sizes, multiple drawings, and awards were a hit with all exhibitors.
“The show management has done a great job running the show despite the weather at the beginning of the show,” trainer Melissa Henry-Shetler told us. “They have been very accommodating with the schedule and making sure everyone is happy.”
“We refer to our show as an event,” says Craig Ferguson, a show committee member. “We offer fun, excitement, and the utmost hospitality and match that with large entry numbers and a great facility set in the scenic Nittany mountains of Pennsylvania.”
Amateur Ali Hubbell adds, “The show was huge as usual. The Amateur Showmanship had 40 in it on Saturday. The show grounds are always improving. They have added another practice pen and are almost finished with a covered pen that will be connected to the indoor. We are so lucky to have such amazing showgrounds in Pennsylvania.”
“The Keystone Showdown is one of my favorite shows of the year,” Select Amateur Kip Riley told us, who is from Seville, Ohio. “In addition to large class sizes and a smoothly run show, there are many exhibitor perks. Live music entertainment always accompanies the exhibitor party. They feed you non stop and prize drawings are held throughout the show. The Centre Hall show complex has become the go-to East Coast destination. Looking forward to another covered pen for next year.”