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Dan Patch Festival Parade 2021

People posing for the Dan Patch Parade

For Immediate Release

September 13, 2021

Dan Patch Festival Parade 2021

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation in cooperation with the Indiana chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association participated in the 2021 Dan Patch Festival Parade to help commemorate the horse’s 125th birthday in Oxford, Indiana. 
 
Participants included Sonora and Jeff Dever, Bryce Nickells, Abigail, Lydia and James Platz, Chloe and Sandy Tetrick, Bob Heyden, Ellen Taylor, and Hoosier Buddy on loan from Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
 
Pennants were designed highlighting the greatness of Dan Patch’s racing feats and distributed to an eager crowd of parade watchers, both young and old. 
 
Following the parade, the crew set up interactive activities in the kids area of the Festival. The “authentic” horseshoes proved to be the most popular handout among those in line to attend the upcoming rodeo.

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976; its programs include interactive learning experiences with racehorses as well as offering scholarships and creating and distributing educational materials related to harness racing.