STILLWATER — The last weekend of the 2020 Saratoga Track season offered beautiful weather, perfect for a successful Horse Farm Tour offered by CCE Equine of Saratoga County. On Sunday, Sept. 6 over 700 people came to enjoy Mill Creek Farm, a local Thoroughbred and Standardbred breeding farm in Saratoga County.
The Horse Farm Tour offered a behind the scenes experience of what it takes to prepare a horse for life at a race track. Participants were able to listen to an audio recording of the farm owners explaining the challenges and joys of owning a breeding farm and growing a business in the equine industry. A scavenger hunt for youths and adults featured questions like “ what color is the skin of a gray horse” and “what is the difference between a filly and a colt?”. The answers were scattered throughout the farm. The tour provided a transparent educational experience of life on a horse farm.
Brieanna Hughes, CCE Equine coordinator, said of the event; “we were excited to rally our staff and volunteers again to safely offer an experience that really highlights what Saratoga County is all about: Family farms, beautiful scenery, healthy horses, and a community happy to serve”