Harrisburg – The Brown Brothers, Acme, Westmoreland Co. exhibited the champion heavyweight horse pulling team and Ben Stackhouse, Unityville, Lycoming Co. exhibited the champion lightweight horse pulling team at the 2018 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 by 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 – Brown Brothers, Acme, Westmoreland Co.
2nd – Casey Harriman, Muncy Valley, Lycoming Co.
3rd – Jeff Martin, Punxsutawney, Jefferson Co.
4th – Tom Brown, hometown information not provided
5th – Brandon Parker, Sunbury, Northumberland Co.
6th – Jeff Martin, Punxsutawney, Jefferson Co.
Light Weight Horse Pulling Contest Results:
1st – Ben Stackhouse, Unityville, Lycoming Co.
2nd – Ira Kessler, Orangeville, Columbia Co.
3rd – Dale Stackhouse, Unityville, Lycoming Co.
4th – Ray Long, Sidman, Cambria Co.
5th – Laura Laughman, New Bloomfield, Perry Co.
6th – Jennings Anderson, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland 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.pa.gov.