WVU Reedsville Farm Hosts Open House and Horse Pull October 18

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —Down on the farm fun and friendly gatherings will be abundant at an open house and fourth annual Horse Pull, Sunday, Oct.18 at the West Virginia University Reedsville Farm in Preston County.

The Open House begins at 2 p.m., followed by the Horse Pull at 3 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

More than 20 pulling teams from seven different states will be there competing to see which draft horses can pull the most weight. The horses will be dressed in harnesses, some in teams of two and others single to pull heavy sleds or stone-boats.

The Appalachian Horse Pulling Association will sponsor the event.

WVU Reedsville Experiment Farm, is located off of the Kingwood Pike near Reedsville in Preston County. The farm is less than five minutes northwest of Reedsville, and 20 minutes southeast of Morgantown.

For more information about the open house and horse pull, contact Rob Michael at 304-278-7083.

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Ann Bailey Berry, WVU Extension Communications
(304) 293-5691; e-mail: Ann.Berry@mail.wvu.edu