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Fairgrounds Hosting Multiple Pre-Fair Horse Events
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Equestrians of all ages will be in action at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for competition on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. Photo Contributed

Join the Stanislaus County Fair for some entertaining horse show events before Fair opens.

Pre-Fair horse events begin Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 a.m. in the FoodMaxx Arena. Come by to see horsemanship and talent at its finest. Gymkhana will also be a part of this fantastic traditional event. Post entries will be accepted until Friday, June 21 at 5 p.m.

“Fair simply wouldn’t be the same without our horses,” said Carl Richter, Horse Department Superintendent. “They are a familiar symbol of the Stanislaus County Fair that keep families coming back year after year – it’s tradition.”

Saturday, June 22: 4-H/FFA Horse Showmanship, 7:30 a.m., followed by 4-H, FFA and Independent Juniors - English Classes, English Trail Classes, Western Classes and Western Trail Classes.

Sunday, June 23: 4-H, FFA and Independent Juniors – Gymkhana Classes, 7:30 a.m.; Open Gymkhana, 6:30 p.m.

The 2019 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 12 for a 10-day run. Visit the Fair’s website for ticket information at

The 2019 Fair will feature a spectacular children’s area presented by Sky Trek Aviation, 10 nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals. Metal-mashing motorsports in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured.