A Fair Deal!

by Gail Cunard, Director, Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Educational storyboards and tack trunk help encourage interest in the sport

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is offering fairs and other venues, the opportunity to borrow, without charge, six attractively framed posters that provide an overview of the sport of harness racing: its history, its main characters and its current action.

Harness Racing Museium Trunk

The project, launched in the summer of 2005, has met with enthusiastic approval with more than 50,000 people getting to know more about the sport through this new promotional tool. The Dutchess County (NY) Fair showed them off in their Antique Museum Village, Kelly Young, of the New York Horse Breeders Association took them to the Syracuse Fair while Kim Hankins of the California Harness Horsemen’s Association displayed them in the grandstand at Cal-Expo during their meet.

Another exciting promotional opportunity, also available, on loan, free of charge, is the museum’s new educational tack trunk. Filled with harness, grooming tools, books and even sets of colors to try on, it has been a hit wherever it has set up shop! Children especially love to dig into it and discover new and interesting bits and pieces of information, horseshoes and stories about the sport.

Harness Racing Museum Trunk Contents

Information on how to host these two innovative means of communication is available by contacting the museum at (845) 294-6330 or emailing hrmdir@frontiernet.net.

In an ongoing effort to support the county fair organizations, The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame will also showcase their race dates. Send along a supply of brochures and we will have them available for our more 24,000 annual visitors. Website links are also available, upon request.

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