Pony and Mini Pulls
Chairman: Jody Whipple
There will be a pony pulling contest on Friday evening, starting at 6:00 p.m. There will be two classes, 46 inches and 50 inches. Ponies not to exceed 50 inches.
This pony pull will be run by the rules and regulations of the Connecticut Pony Pullers’ Association. Current rabies & negative coggins required.
There will be ten prizes with 10 ribbons awarded, plus a 1st place trophy.
NEW FOR 2014 ~ 38" Mini Pull
$85 - $75 - $65 - $55 - $45 - $35 - $25 - $15 - $15 - $15
Superintendent: Ted Lewis
All oxen must be weighed in at the Fair Grounds, North Stonington. Scales will be open between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., Saturday. Starting time is 11:00 a.m. sharp.
There will be four classes, one class 2,400 pounds and under, one class 2,800 pounds and under, one class 3,200 pounds and under, and one class 3,201 pounds and over. There will be eight prizes and eight ribbons for each class plus 1st and 2nd place trophies. There will be a separate class of 2000 pounds and under.
This Ox pull will be run by the rules and regulations of the Connecticut Ox Drivers and Owners Association.
Use of plastic and fiberglass stick is prohibited. No excessive face whipping will be allowed. First violation means loss of hitch. Second violation means automatic disqualification. Decisions of superintendent are final. Health papers will be checked.
George W. Miner Memorial Trophy
The George W. Miner Memorial Trophy will be awarded annually to the winning team in the 2800 pound and under class of the Draft Oxen Pull. The trophy is presented by the family of George W. Miner, a lifelong North Stonington resident and long-time Fair Committee member. For more than 30 years, he was an active member of the Fair's Grounds committee and during that time, George built many of the drags used in the pulling contests. A particular fan of the ox pull, he could always be found ringside with his family on Saturday nights during the Fair.
Horse Pulling Contest
Chairman: Jody Whipple
3125 & Under (12ft), 3126-3325 (20ft No Touch), 3326 & Over (12ft)
This horse pull will be run by the Approved Rules and Regulations of the Eastern Draft Horse Association, Inc. To move up a class, you must have a fresh horse.
Teams will be weighed in on Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Fair Grounds, North Stonington, CT.
There will be ten prizes with ten ribbons for each class, plus a 1st place trophy.
If drug test is performed on any pull, prize money will not be paid until results of test have been returned to Fair committee.
Current rabies & negative coggins required.