Pennsylvania Teams Pull to Victory in Lightweight and Heavyweight Horse Pulls

Harrisburg – Chenelle Harriman of Unityville, Lycoming Co. exhibited the champion heavyweight horse pulling team and Ira Kessler of Orangeville, Columbia Co. exhibited the champion lightweight horse pulling team at the 2017 Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg, Pa.

Heavyweight teams started out pulling 4,250 pounds, and for a full-pull distance of 27 feet, six inches. After each successful pull, weight was added to the sled. Lightweight Division horses started out pulling 3,050 pounds and needed to pull the weight 20 feet before more weight was added.  

First and second place winners were awarded blankets and duffel bags.

Heavy Weight Horse Pulling Contest Results:
1st – Chenelle Harriman, Unityville, Lycoming Co.
2nd – Jeff Martin, Punxsutawney, Jefferson Co.
3rd – Scott Enslin, Newville, Cumberland Co.
4th – Brandon Porter, West Sunbury, Butler Co.
5th – Dale Stackhouse, Unityville, Lycoming Co.
6th – Chuck Nutwell, Needmore, Fulton Co.
7th – Scott Enslin, Newville, Cumberland Co.

Light Weight Horse Pulling Contest Results:
1st  – Ira Kessler, Orangeville, Columbia Co.
2nd – Dale Stackhouse, Unityville, Lycoming Co.
3rd – Joe Catterton, Dunkirk, Md.
4th – Riggs-Slusher, Cameron, W.Va.
5th – Nutwell Laughman, Needmore, Fulton Co.
6th – Tommy Catterton, Dunkirk, Md.
7th – Dan Byler Farms, Cochranton, Crawford Co.
8th – Dan Byler Farms, Cochranton, Crawford Co.

The Keystone International Livestock Exposition is the largest livestock show on the East Coast with more than 1,100 beef cattle, 200 goats, 625 horses, 1,200 sheep and 500 swine exhibited by producers from 30 states. The show is open to the public with free admission and parking. For more information and a complete show schedule, visit www.keystoneinternational.state.pa.us.

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