Thursday, 17 September 2020 13:55

CCE Equine Horse Farm Tour Attracts Over 700 People

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STILLWATER ­— The last weekend of the 2020 Saratoga Track season offered beautiful weather, perfect for a successful Horse Farm Tour offered by CCE Equine of Saratoga County. On Sunday, Sept. 6 over 700 people came to enjoy Mill Creek Farm, a local Thoroughbred and Standardbred breeding farm in Saratoga County. 

The Horse Farm Tour offered a behind the scenes experience of what it takes to prepare a horse for life at a race track. Participants were able to listen to an audio recording of the farm owners explaining the challenges and joys of owning a breeding farm and growing a business in the equine industry. A scavenger hunt for youths and adults featured questions like “ what color is the skin of a gray horse” and “what is the difference between a filly and a colt?”. The answers were scattered throughout the farm. The tour provided a transparent educational experience of life on a horse farm. 

Brieanna Hughes, CCE Equine coordinator, said of the event; “we were excited to rally our staff and volunteers again to safely offer an experience that really highlights what Saratoga County is all about: Family farms, beautiful scenery, healthy horses, and a community happy to serve” 

CCE Equine is a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Saratoga County with a mission to provide equine education in the Capitol Region. For more information about this event, or youth animal science opportunities please contact Brieanna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Cornell Cooperative Extension office at 518- 885-8995.

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