The 2019 Franklin County Agricultural Fair will kick off Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. with the Franklin County Open Horse Show.

Organized by the Franklin County Equestrian Club, the Open Horse Show is open to all competitors. Registration opens at 9 a.m. on the day of the event, and advance registration is available at

Entry fees are $10 per class. Spectators may attend the show for free.

The Open Horse Show will be sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force and the Franklin County Equestrian Club. Competitors do not need to be a member of either organization to participate.

The Open Horse Show will feature 76 competitive classes with ribbons awarded for first through sixth place. Championship and reserve championship will be awarded in English, hunter, ranch, western, walking/racking and gymkhana — youth and adult divisions.

The show will be at Shadow Ridge Stables, 10120 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz. Concessions will be available. Spectators may bring a lawn chair.

For more information call 483-3030, email or visit

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