Horse Competitions Delayed For Fair

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Barrel racing, hosted by the Payson Parks and Recreation Department, begins at 5 p.m. Sept. 10.

The Payson Parks and Recreation Department will not host barrel racing or pole bending Sept. 7, but instead will use the time to set up the Payson Event Center for the Northern Gila County Fair.

Rather, the horse events will be held Sept. 10 beginning at 5 p.m. at PEC.

According to parks and recreation recreation specialist Charlene Hunt, trophies for first through fifth place in five age groups will be awarded at the conclusion of the competition.

In addition to the trophies, the points earned will be applied to the town-sponsored 4D barrel racing and pole bending competition that has been ongoing throughout the summer.

"This is kind of a bonus event as part of the (Northern Gila County) fair," Hunt said. The 4D series ends Sept. 28 with a competition and awards ceremony.

For more information, call Hunt at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.

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