On September 7, over 20 kids under the age of 19 participated in the Pope County Fair Horse Show. This show is in conjunction with the Pope County Fair, normally taking place the Saturday before the fair starts. Halter classes including showmanship, pleasure, and speed classes are partaken in by kids from the Pope County area. There are no prerequisites for this show other than signing up by the specified date. Premium checks are given based on points earned by the child. There is no entry fee for this show. This is a great way to get started horse showing as well as a great confidence building show for younger children. Children must be at least 5 years old to show. This show takes place at the Pope County Riding Club arena next to the fair grounds.