September 1, 2014

Medina
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Annual horse show sees good weather, turnout

The annual horse show to benefit the Medina County Home on Sunday morning couldn’t have had better weather — a lot of sunshine and cooling breezes.

“It was a really good show and a really good turnout,” said organizer Melinda Clutter, of York Township.

Madison House, 8, of Wellington, Ohio doesn’t need any help in handling her horse, Snazzy, as the pair prepare to compete in Sunday’s horse show at the Medina County Fair. The annual event supports the residents of the Medina County Home. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

About 200 people came out to watch the day-long show, including 27 residents of the home.

The show, which kicks off the season for many of the county’s horse exhibitors, is in its 12th year.

The show raised about $3,000 to benefit the home’s residents, Clutter said.

“A lot of people donated that weren’t even showing horses,” she said.

About 130 people showed horses in various age categories, Clutter said.

Profits from the show help the home, which provides 60 beds for low-income people who need assistance in caring for themselves.

Medina Kids Care, the group that puts on the show, also organizes parties and events throughout the year for the home’s residents.

The organization hosts a Super Bowl and holiday parties, and gives residents gift baskets and smaller items to cheer them up and personal items to make their lives a little easier.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.