Horse Pulls, Dept. 11

Horse Pulls


2024 Drawing Contest Rules

  • Any horses not weighed on Saturday must weigh on day of draft on Durham Fair scales.
  • Rules for draft as adopted by Eastern Draft Horse Association will be followed and enforced. Ribbons awarded to winners in each class.
  • An additional $25 each 1st prize money will be awarded to every horse class.
  • An additional $25 each last place team to be awarded to every horse class by Cloverdale Farm, Middletown, CT, Marsha & Harold Graves.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed anywhere on the grounds or in the parking areas.
  • $20 premium will be paid to each team pulling the initial load and not winning any prize money.
  • Authorized Persons in the Ring: The pit personnel and the owners or agent only. Only one teamster and two helpers allowed in front of the runaway bar.
  • The Durham Fair expects that all animals will be treated in a humane manner. Any exhibitor, or representative of an exhibitor, who treats any animal in an inhumane manner, or in a manner which appears to be inhumane, will be removed from the fairgrounds. All premiums and awards will be forfeited.

Classes

Eastern Championship Draft Classes
3-Horse Pull: Under 4,850 lbs. 20 ft.
3-Horse Pull: Over 4,850 lbs. 20 ft.

  • Saturday 5 PM
  • Prizes: 1st: $300  |  2nd: $275  |  3rd: $250  |  4th: $200  |  5th: $175  |  6th: $150  |  7th: $125  |  8th: $100  |  9th: $75  |  10th: $65
  • Weights of horses pulling in 3 Horse Class Sat. night will be honored for Sun. classes.

Note: All animal pulls scheduled for Sunday Sep. 24, 2023 have been canceled due to weather.

Halter Class

  • Sunday 9 AM
  • Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribbons

Pair Draft Horses: 3,225 lbs. or under 12 ft.

  • Sunday 10 AM
  • Prizes: 1st: $300  |  2nd: $275  |  3rd: $250  |  4th: $200  |  5th: $175  |  6th: $150  |  7th: $125  |  8th: $100  |  9th: $75  |  10th: $65

Pair Draft Horses: 3,425 lbs. or under 12 ft.

  • Sunday 1 PM
  • Prizes: 1st: $300  |  2nd: $275  |  3rd: $250  |  4th: $200  |  5th: $175  |  6th: $150  |  7th: $125  |  8th: $100  |  9th: $75  |  10th: $65

Pair Draft Horses: Over 3,425 lbs. 12 ft.

  • Sunday 3 PM
  • Prizes: 1st: $300  |  2nd: $275  |  3rd: $250  |  4th: $200  |  5th: $175  |  6th: $150  |  7th: $125  |  8th: $100  |  9th: $75  |  10th: $65

Contacts

  • Marc D’Orvilliers
    Superintendent
    860-306-9563

Committee

  • Bob Coskey
  • Katherine D'Orvilliers
  • Mike Andrews
  • Bob Naples
  • Bill Leete
  • Mary D'Orvilliers
  • Thomas D'Orvilliers