Belgian team Dale and Teedie are shown during the Horse Pull on Aug. 7 at the Navan Fair. Thompson Goddard Photo
NAVAN – The weather was hot and humid, but that didn’t seem to deter people from attending the 75th edition of the Navan Fair. There was plenty to see and do during the four-day exhibition, with several cattle and horse shows to enjoy, as well as the opportunity to view displays, do some shopping, or perhaps, take a stroll down the midway which provided several rides and games of chance.
The final day of the 2022 Navan Fair featured the Western Horse Show as well as the Horse Pull. Susan Keller, secretary treasurer of the Eastern Ontario Horse Pulling Association provided the results of the Aug. 7 event. In the Light Class, the 1st place winner was Jonathan Robert; the Heavy class was Alex Thibault in 1st place.
Navan Fair Western Show organizer Jackie Gratton provided the results from this show. All participants in the Peewee Division were winners. In the Junior Division, the winner in the Pole Bending Class was Charlotte Malyon on Dreaming of Carmelia; Barrel Class winner was Ghyliane Gregoire on Top Sail Showdown; Flag Class winner is Ghyliane Gregoire on Top Sail Showdown; Keyhole Class winner is Gabryella Gregoire on Out of the Blue and in the Dash for Cash Class winner was Ghyliane Gregoire on Top Sail Showdown. Senior Division winners are as follows: Pole Bending Class Steve Storms on Max; Women Barrels – Brigitte Gratton on Jess Call Me Tex; Men’s Barrels – Steve Storms on Max; Dash for Cash Class – Steve Storms on Max; Keyhole Class – Marc-Andre Gratton on M-S Doc; Flag Class Brigitte Gratton on Southern Dallas.
While the planning for the 2023 Navan Fair will without doubt begin soon, organizers of this year’s fair will hopefully have a few days to rest and reflect on the success of this year’s exhibition.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.