PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Rotary Club of Peekskill will host its 42nd Annual Horse Show and Country Fair Sept. 22-23 at the Blue Mt. Reservation on Welcher Avenue just off Route 9.
Admission and parking are free and the show will be rain or shine. Competition and attractions will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The show is the only one in Westchester County with both English and Western riding classes. There are 28 Western classes with eight championships Saturday and 28 English classes with eight championships Sunday. Riders from stables throughout the tri-state area come to participate in the show.
Fair attractions will include pony and hay rides, a country fair and craft market, bouncy castles and slide rides for the children, and a “Kountry Kitchen” offering home-baked goods, pumpkins, apples and mums.
In the food tent, Rotarians serve up burgers, hot dogs, chicken, sausage and peppers, fries, beverages, ice cream and pretzels. Breakfast is available for early arrivers.
A child ID Program operated by the Cortlandt Masonic Lodge 34 will once again be offered again this year. The program provides parents at no charge with a CD including a child’s photo and background data to help law enforcement agencies more quickly recover a missing child.
“We enjoy producing this show and are proud that it is recognized as one of the ‘must attend’ family events in our community," said Rotary president Andrea Blizzard. "We also are thankful for the hundreds of Rotarians who have worked so hard to make this event successful for the past 40 years.”