Locals take home honors from PA Farm Show

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Charles Lindsay took home several blue ribbons for Rocky Ridge Farm of Greencastle during the Draft Horse Pleasure Show held on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

HARRISBURG — Rocky Ridge Farm of Greencastle led a strong outing for local exhibitors at last week’s 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Gentle giants exhibited by the Lindsay and Carbaugh families of Greencastle and Rocky Ridge Farm took home several blue ribbons during the Draft Horse Pleasure Show held on Thursday at the 97th edition of the nation’s largest indoor agricultural exhibition.

The Carbaughs and Lindsays placed first in a variety of classes  as follows: Senior Youth Cart (14-19) – Charles Lindsay/Jacob Carbaugh; Team Hitch Commercial – Rhonda Carbaugh; Youth Team Hitch – Charles Lindsay/Jacob Carbaugh; Youth Riding– Rhonda Carbaugh/Lindsay Carbaugh; Belgian - Halter Classes, Belgian Mare Foal and Belgian Reserve Junior Champion Mare, Wyatt Carbaugh.

Other places for the families were as follows: 3. Lindsay Carbaugh, Living the Dream Belgians, Youth Showmanship and Youth Decorating Class, Intermediate Division; 6. Lindsay Carbaugh, Living the Dream Belgians, Youth Showmanship and Youth Decorating Class; 2. Lindsay Carbaugh, Living the Dream Belgians, Youth Showmanship & Youth Decorating Class, Youth High Point Intermediate Division; 3. Rhonda Carbaugh, Draft Horse Pleasure Show, Men’s Cart, rider Wyatt Carbaugh; 6. Charles Lindsay, Rocky Ridge Farm, Draft Horse Pleasure Show, Men’s Cart, rider John Lindsay; 4. Rhonda Carbaugh, Draft Horse Pleasure Show, Ladies Cart; 7. Charles Lindsay, Rocky Ridge Farm, Draft Horse Pleasure Show, Ladies Cart, rider Jamie Anderson; 3. Rhonda Carbaugh, Draft Horse Pleasure Show, Senior Youth Card (Ages 14-19), rider Lindsay Carbaugh; 2. Charles Lindsay, Rocky Ridge Farm, Draft Horse Pleasure Show, Team Hitch, rider Wyatt Carbaugh; 2. Charles Lindsay, Rocky Ridge Farm, Draft Horse Pleasure Show, Feed Scurry, rider Jacob Carbaugh; 3. Rhonda Carbaugh, Draft Horse Pleasure Show, Feed Scurry, rider Rhonda Carbaugh; 6. Charles Lindsay, Rocky Ridge Farm, Farm Class Horse Pulling; 12. Rhonda Carbaugh, Farm Class Horse Pulling, rider Wyatt Carbaugh.

Sponsoring a winner

In just its second year as an exhibitor at the Farm Show, Mrs. Gibble’s Restaurant and Candies of Kauffman repeated as the winner of the Best Marketplace Display Award. Gibble’s provided samples of its mints, caramel popcorn and sweet and sour dressing as part of its display and highlighted the theme of the marketplace, “Made in PA. It makes a difference”.

Along with its presence in the marketplace hall, Gibble’s also sponsored the first ever Fudge Contest at the Farm Show and Vernice Eshleman of Gibble’s served as a judge.

Marian Fields of Bedford County received the first place rosette along with $125 and gift bag by out-fudging 22 entries with her Creamy Chocolate Cranberry Fudge recipe. Mrs. Gibble’s Candies and Restaurant sponsored the top five place winners and also gave out door prizes to exhibitors of the fudge contest.

Other winners

Blake Nisewander of Greencastle and Cedarview Farms exhibited a blue ribbon animal with a first place in the Open Angus for junior heifer calves in the breeding beef cattle competition. Cedarview Farms also won a second with Lauren and Monte Nisewander as runner-up in the open angus cow calf category and a fourth in angus junior heifer calves.

Claudia Hissong of Greencastle also competed in the breeding beef cattle event and collected a third and a sixth in the open angus junior heifer calves division. She also won a third in the junior market animal division for purebreed angus steer heavyweight. And in junior angus breeding, Hissong got a second and third in angus junior heifer and summer heifer calves.

Wanda Koons of Greencastle won a third place ribbon in the Family Living/Clothing Textile Open Children's clothing - Smocked Children's Clothing division.

Kyra Rotz of Greencastle collected three ribbons in the Family Living competition. She received a second in Crafts Youth Handcraft - Cross-Stitch (Counted); and thirds for Hobbies, Bookmark Contest - Adult Ages 15 & up -no larger 3"x8"- Star Struck and Hobbies, Shoe Box Float (Age 11-15) - Star Struck.

Tuscarora Mountain Winery, LLC of Chambersburg, with a store located in downtown Greencastle, pulled in several medals. The company won silvers for its Happy Birthday To You and its Under The Mistletoe Silver; and a bronze for its Strawberry Delight Bronze.

A Franklin County-based weaving team again did well at the Farm Show Sheep to Shawl competition. Friends Thru Fiber won the Spinner’s Group Award and was the Reserve Champion Team in the Sheep to Shawl competition.  

The Pennsylvania Farm Show had record attendance for the eight-day event that featured nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive events and 300 commercial exhibitors.

Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.