S-Bred Ambassador A Huge Hit At Farm & Country Days

Published: July 30, 2012 02:30 pm EDT

Standardbred Canada’s Youth Council participated in Country Heritage Park’s Farm and Country Days event this past weekend, educating visitors about harness racing with the enthusiastic help of a four-legged ambassador, courtesy of the Blair Burgess Stable.

Hundreds of people stopped by the Trot 4 Kids / 'I Love Canadian Harness Racing' booth during the two-day event which was extremely well attended.

Children of all ages flocked to the booth to meet Laertes, a three-year-old pacer. Kids were able to feed him, pet him, and brush him under the direction of Youth Council Members Linnea Burgess and Heather Young.

Council members spoke with the kids and their parents about a day in the life of a racehorse and how to care for a horse.

To see a full photo album from the event, go to Standardbred Canada’s Facebook page.

Country Heritage Park is an interactive heritage park depicting the evolution of agriculture and rural life over the last 170 years.

Standardbred Canada has partnered with Country Heritage Park on numerous initiatives during the past seven years, including the popular Planet Kids Camp programs.



Love the look at that little girl's face- that look of wonder in her eyes as she watches a real live racehorse -

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