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East Meets West at Illinois Horse Fair
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here's an idea: head on over to the state fairgrounds for the 25th Annual Illinois Horse Fair. This year's theme is East Meets West.
The fair runs through 7:00 tonight, and events are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the exposition hall.
World champion horsemen and gold medal trainers are there to show off their skills. There's also a new event for this year's show.
"Illinois-based horse trainers will be here to work with rescue horses, so they'll be spending all three days of the horse fair working with their chosen rescue horse, training it," Karen Freese of the Illinois Horse Fair said. "And they are going to be judged the entire time, so at the end of the three days of training, they'll run their horses through the obstacle course, they'll be judged, and they'll get to see who the best trainer is."
Tickets are $10, and weekend passes are $25. Children 8 and under get in free.