Here are just a few of the major happenings that took place this year.
In just its 7th year, the pull at Porchview Arena keeps growing. We had 24 teams compete in 2014, representing 8 different states including PA, MI, OH, NY,NH, FL. MD and WI. One heavyweight horse who currently holds the world record was in attendance.
Also in the 7th season, the point series is proving to be a big success. The number of states represented and the number of pulls continue to increase. In ’08 there were 10 pulls and two states. This year the series featured 16 pulls and 7 states. The prize money for the winners of the series has increased to a total of $5000.
This was the 11th year the association put on the Westmoreland pull. Finally, the pull was one of, if not the biggest in the state for number of entries. We had a total of 24 entries. The stretcher fee has been raised to $200!
Lastly, and most importantly, our memberships and sponsors continue to increase. Our association is very cognizant of the fact that this is the only way to have a strong organization. Our attendance at the monthly meetings has improved, but increasing attendance at the upcoming years’ meetings remains our number one goal.