Heritage Horse – Hall of Fame – Nominations due soon!

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Nomination are due by September 5th!
Erin Fair Horse Heritage-Hall of Fame
This year (2018) the EAS has created the Erin Fair Horse Hall of Fame, organized by the Erin Fair Equine Tent Committee. The Horse Hall of Fame intends to recognize, celebrate and support organizations, people and horses in Erin have made an outstanding contribution to our horse community. Each year, one group, horse or individual will be selected, and honoured at a ceremony in the Equine Tent at the Erin Fair.
Attention Horse People!
We are looking for nominations from our Erin Community, please see criteria listed below. Nominations need not meet all of the listed criteria. We are open to your suggestions and stories. Our goal is to better understand the history of horses and the people who have built maintained our Erin horse community.
Limit your submission to (one) Horse, Individual or Equine Group/Organization living or working with the Town of Erin and meeting at least one of the following*:
-Important contribution to Erin’s horse community
-Significant achievement within breed group, discipline or sport (please list the discipline, breed and/or association)
-Leadership and Vision
-Significant life time achievement
-Contribution to community (horse-related) development
-Education: Mentor, Teacher, Employer, Industry development
-Youth development (related to horse experiences, lessons or jobs)
In addition, the committee has decided to have some fun, and will be recognizing our professional, industry and/or recreational horse sector in the following categories*.
  1. Erin Horse-Tales: Best Old-time horse story: Do you remember driving your team to Erin for an ice-cream at Steen’s Dairy? If so, please tell us about it.
  2. Erin Horse lover—need a paragraph explaining “who and why”
-Eg. Oldest Cowboy, Cowgirl or Horse (still living) in Erin
*Photos appreciated, please send copies—or identify if you require your photo returned.
Submission deadline: September 5, 2018
Please send your submissions by email or Canada Post to the following:
Erin Agricultural Society
Equine Tent Hall of Fame
184-190 Main Street Ontario
Erin Ontario N0B 1T0
Questions? Contact Bridget Ryan, Equine Tent Chair 519.855.4562
Selected nominee will be notified prior to the Erin Fair and invited to attend a special recognition ceremony on Saturday October 6, at 11:am in the Equine Tent.
The Erin Fair, was established in 1850, and is a charitable organization which is owned and operated by the Erin Agricultural Society, welcoming 25-30,000 visitors annually, each Thanksgiving Weekend. The Equine Tent at the Erin Fair was established in 2010 and has become an integral and important event and at the Erin Fair. The Equine Tent provides a hands-on horse experience to 12-13,000 visitors each year. The Erin Fair has a commitment to providing agricultural education and awareness towards Erin’s agricultural community. The Equine Tent focuses on horses, education, and showcases our local horse community.