Jennifer Gurney, of Cazenovia, claimed first place in the Christy Nealer Memorial Hunter Classic. Her daughter, Ava, not pictured, claimed second place.
continued In the arts and crafts competitions, Julie Mattina and Nancy Sellers each won three ribbons for their submissions. Mattina was awarded first place in handspun yarn, first place in toy, animal or doll and third place in lace; Sellers was awarded one third place and two honorable mentions in quilting.
In the artistic design competition, Sarah Sack placed third in the Geographical Gems - Capitol Region - The Executive Mansion competition; Anne Doherty placed fourth in the Historical Gems - US Military Academy: West Point competition; and Elizabeth Koennecke placed fourth in the Historical Gems - Boldt Castle: Alexandria Bay competition.
All of the above competition winners were found by looking at the state fair exhibits, on the state fair website or through submitted information. Not all fair competition winners were known or chosen as of press time.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.