Horse Fair Draws Hundreds

By: Carly Stephenson Email
By: Carly Stephenson Email

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va (WHSV)-- Around 400 to 500 people attend the annual Labor Day horse fair. With about 130 horses, of the ones sold, a lot of that money, is going back to the local economy.

About 85 percent of horses in Rockingham County will be sold on Sept. 1.Organizers say people come from surrounding states, including Kentucky and North Carolina.

Horse prices vary, anywhere from less than $100 to more than one $1,000. Price depends on the horse breed and training, among other factors.

Some who came before the auction to scope out their top picks say a lot of the money stays local.

"It's nice to have it local because most of the time you know the people that have them, and it's nice knowing that it's from where you're from," said Kassi Redifer, who attended the horse auction.

The next horse auction will be on Memorial Day weekend, and they expect a big turnout then as well.


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