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Rep. Zimmerman Claims Victory at Draft Horse Feed Scurry
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 01/10/2019

This year, the Pennsylvania Farm Show featured a new event--the Celebrity Draft Horse Feed Scurry. Although past years included a feed scurry, this year representatives, senators, queens, former queens, and the Secretary of Agriculture, Russell Redding made their feed scurry debut at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Representative David Zimmerman smoked the competition, winning 1st place by more than five seconds. Representative Mike Tobash beat out Representative Ed Neilson by a mere 0.33 of second to take 2nd place for the evening.

All Feed Scurry teams consisted of two draft horses and two teamsters. Each team was limited to one attempt of the course that stretched across the entire Equine Arena.

All competitiveness aside, the night was filled with good fun, laughter, and lots of learning for the first timers. Many competitors said they plan to return next year with high hopes of surpassing their 2019 ranking.

The list of the top 10 places were:

1st -- 1:09.17 Representative David Zimmerman

2nd -- 1:14.00 Representative Mike Tobash

3rd -- 1:14.33 Representative Ed Neilson

4th -- 1:15.47 Senator Ryan Aument

5th -- 1:19.31 Senator Elder Vogel

6th -- 1:20.33 Representative Dan Moul

7th -- 1:25.43 Representative Cris Dush

8th -- 1.27.66 Representative Eddie Day Pashinski

9th -- 1:30.24 2018 PA State Fair Queen Liz Voight

10th -- 1:34.13 Former PA State Fair Queen Lia Schmittel

Event sponsors included: Orrstown Bank, H.R. Ewell, Inc., Allan Myers, LP, Hanover Shoe Farms, PA Milk Dealers Association, Bell & Evans, Williams Companies, Inc., Adams Electric, PA Livestock Association, PennAg Industries, Freider Farms, Cohick Associates, PA Farm Bureau, PA Dairymen's Association, Pennsylvania State Assos. Of County Fairs, PA Equine Council, EMM Sales & Services, Inc., Fulton Bank, People's Bank, and Mark Hershey Farms.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to our capital city every year for a mid-winter celebration of Pennsylvania agriculture. It is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, featuring nearly 12,000 competitive exhibits, including more than 5,200 animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibits and hundreds of educational, entertaining events. Visitors get a peek into the industry that employs nearly half a million people and contributes $135.7 billion to Pennsylvania's economy every year.

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