An annual draft horse show’s underway in Britt, showcasing the original horsepower that plowed the prairies. Organizer Melanie Hiscock says this is one of the biggest draft-horse “hitch” shows in North America. In the draft-horse industry she says they refer to this as “the Britt Show” and everyone knows where and what that is, and Hiscock adds it draws competitors from many states and Canada as well as spectators who’ll drive 6-8 hours just to see it. Secretary-treasurer today, Hiscock says this is the 22nd annual show. Britt’s lucky to bring in team “hitches” from all over the country — as far as Idaho, Texas and Nova Scotia, Canada, with 19 six-horse hitches in all. Hiscock says this is a salute to history as well as a qualifying show for the “Classic Series Show Circuit.” She calls it a great family activity, with kids of all ages up to the fellows who remember farming with horses and like to watch and compare notes about old times. The Britt Draft Horse show will run through Sunday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds.
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