Horses draw crowd
Crapaud Exhibition hosts popular draft horse pulls
Although horse pulling is mostly a male-dominated sport on the Island, that doesn’t stop Taylor Pollock.
Pollock said she’s competed in the rodeo event of barrel racing since she was a young child. More recently, her parents asked if she wanted to get involved in horse pulling, which is a draft horse competition where one or two horses wear a harness and pull sleds of different weight. She has improved a lot over the years, and said it takes a lot of practice.
“I like spending time with everybody, spending the day with horses, and seeing if I can do a good job staying between the lines.”
She says she would like to see more involvement by Island women, because it’s a great sport.
Ryan Angevine from Antigonish, N.S., competes in about 12 horse pulling competitions a year in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
Angevine grew up working with horses, and his father introduced him to the sport when he was 13.
“I guess the best part is getting the young horses going and seeing them progress.”
The 62nd Annual Crapaud Exhibition took place over the weekend. This was the fifth year for the horse pulling event.
The P.E.I. Truck and Tractor Pull Championships will be in Crapaud on July 31 and Aug. 1.
Seven-year-old Luciano Kern Catallo dressed up as a knight at the horse pulling competitions on Sunday, which is part of the Crapaud Exhibition.