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2016 Draft Horse Extravaganza

Just a week and a half until this year's Draft Horse Extravaganza in Monroe! The show takes place Monday through Wednesday, August 29-31.

Entrance to the show is free with your paid admission to the Evergreen State Fair. The Fair has admission specials during all three days of the Extravaganza!

  • Monday, August 29th is Senior Citizens' Day - all fairgoers ages 62 and up receive free admission to the fair this day!
  • Tuesday, August 30th is Twosday Tuesday - gate admission is only $2 per person before 2PM!
  • Wednesday, August 31st is Family Day - admission to the fair is only $5 per person before 5PM

The show schedule is as follows (subject to change as necessary):

Monday, August 29

11:30 a.m. Jr. Showmanship braiding (stalls)

12:00 noon Jr. Showmanship in-hand (outdoor covered arena)

1:00 p.m. Junior Hitch Classes (outdoor covered arena)

Jr. Cart, ages 8-12

Jr. Cart, ages 13-18

Jr. Team, ages 8-12

Jr. Team, ages 13-18

5:00 p.m. Evening Performance (main/indoor arena)

Six Horse Hitch - Conformation

Working Cart

Amateur Four Driver

Senior Team Driver

Weight Pulling Contest (main/indoor arena)

 

Tuesday, August 30

1:00 p.m. Single Horse Log Skidding (outdoor covered arena)

5:00 p.m. Evening Performance (main/indoor arena)

Six Horse Hitch - Obstacle Drive

Riding Class

Unicorn

Working Team

Men’s Cart

 

Wednesday, August 31

1:00 p.m. Team Log Skidding (outdoor covered arena)

5:00 p.m. Evening Performance (main/indoor arena)

Six Horse Hitch - Conformation Demo

Show Team

Four Abreast

Ladies’ Cart

Raffle Drawing

Gambler’s Choice

Last Updated (Thursday, 18 August 2016 07:11)

 

Draft Horse & Mule Extravaganza

August 29 - 31, 2016

The draft horse and the draft mule have played a vital part in our history. They worked the fields, moved families across the country, were used for logging and in the mines hauling out ore and minerals. These animals were taken for granted when the introduction of mechanized equipment took away their work. The drafters suffered a great decline after the war years and into the 1950's. There was a modest revival in the draft horse and mule industry during the 60's. Their decline resulted in few fairs having facilities or classes for the gentle giant. The fairs that retained classes were either small county events or strictly display hitches on contract. Owners and breeders had nowhere to go for competition to have their animals judged and work towards the improvement of the draft breeds.

To reverse this trend the Washington Draft Horse and Mule Extravaganza came into being. Our first show took place in 1971 and featured 30 animals. At the present our show attracts close to 200 animals and 40 exhibitors. The Extravaganza is still one of the few shows in America to feature the Five Major Draft Breeds: the Shire, the Percheron, the Belgian, the Clydesdale and Suffolk along with the draft mule.

The Extravaganza encourages the youth of today to learn the skills of the draft breeds. Our youngsters are featured in judging competitions, showmanship, Jr. Cart, Jr. Team and Amateur Four Driver, classes. Each participant has the opportunity to compete for the Lloyd Hanson Memorial Award, presented to the best overall junior showman of the Extravaganza. Over the last years 4-H and FFA clubs are starting to find a need for draft horse divisions in the area. We now have members learning the art of braiding manes and tying tails. They will eventually learn all aspects of the draft breeds. Many exhibitors are providing an opportunity for these students to learn something many people will never experience. The Extravaganza is unique, and still recognizes a basic agricultural need and a place to present these gentle giants.


2016 Information

The 2016 Extravaganza will take place August 29 through August 31, in conjunction with the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, Washington. Your paid entry into the fairgrounds gives you access to the Extravaganza.
This year we are raffling a team of Belgian mares! Tickets are only $1 apiece.
Our 2016 Show Chairman is Bob Hamstra of Lynden and our judge for this year is Robert Andrewjeski of Eltopia, Washington. Our first Show Committee Meeting for 2016 took place January30th at the Marysville Public Library.

2015 Information

The 2015 Extravaganza will take place August 31 through September 2, in conjunction with the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, Washington. Your paid entry into the fairgrounds gives you access to the Extravaganza.
Our raffle horse this year is a lovely 3-year-old Belgian gelding.
Our new Show Chairman is Bob Hamstra of Lynden. Our first Show Committee Meeting for 2015 took place January 31 at the Monroe Public Library.

2014 Information

The 2014 Extravaganza took place August 25-27 in conjunction with the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, WA. The raffle horse was "Meecha", a 3-year-old Clydesdale filly. This year's raffle winners are as follows:

First place winner: ticket #2251

Second place winner: ticket #0757

Third place winner: ticket #1546

2014 Extravaganza Results

2014 Extravaganza Show Agenda & Performance Schedule

2014 Extravaganza Premium and Rules Book

2014 Extravaganza Registration Form

2014 Extravaganza Class Entry Form

2014 Extravaganza Class Sponsorship Form

2014 Extravaganza Program Advertising Form

 


 

2013 Information

The 2013 Extravaganza took place August 26-28 in conjunction with the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, WA.

2013 Extravaganza Show Agenda & Performance Schedule

2013 Extravaganza Premium and Rules Book

2013 Extravaganza Registration Form

2013 Extravaganza Class Entry Form

2013 Extravaganza Class Sponsorship Form

2013 Extravaganza Program Advertising Form

 


 

2012 Information

The 2012 Extravaganza took place August 27-29 in conjunction with the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, WA. Woody Hoopes was the winner of the 2012 raffle.

2012 Extravaganza Results

2012 Premium and Rules Book

2012 Class Entry Form

2012 Program Advertising Form -  Please note that the back cover of the 2012 program has been sold to Klesick Family Farm. Thank you for your support of the Extravaganza!

2012 Registration Form

2012 Class Sponsorship Form


 

2011 Information

The 2011 Extravaganza took place on August 29-31 in conjunction with the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, WA.

2011 Extravaganza Results

2011 Premium and Rules Book

2011 Class Entry Form

2011 Registration Form

2011 Program Advertising Form

2011 Sponsorship Form

2011 RV Space Reservation Form

 


 

2010 Information

The 2010 Extravaganza took place on August 30-September 2 in conjunction with the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, WA.

2010 Extravaganza Results


Last Updated (Sunday, 13 March 2016 13:19)

 
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