March 27, 2024 - 3:48pm --

The ninth annual Hardin County Horse Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 13 at the Kenton Moose Family Center. The doors will open at 5:30 pm for a silent auction to raise funds for the scholarship and food will be served at 6:00 pm. Banquet tickets this year are $18.00 for adults and $15.00 for ages 18 and under. A child’s meal is $7.00 with kid-friendly food.

Reservations need to be made by April 5 by calling the following Hardin County Horse Club Advisors or committee members: Jonda Cole, Wendy Hooker, Ashley Haudenshield, Laura Gossard, Cinda Bame, or Ranee Liedel. The OSU Extension office can also take reservations by calling 419-674-2297 with all tickets paid for at the door at the banquet. The menu for the Horse Banquet will include a Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, side salad, cookie, and a drink. The kid’s friendly meal will be chicken nuggets, mac and cheese with one sauce, cookie, and a drink.

The purpose of the Hardin County Horse Banquet is to recognize the equine industry, including the youth and adults who work with horses in the county. Scholarship and royalty applications are available online at with applications due March 29th. As in the past, the new 2024 Horse King, Queen, Prince, and Princess will be crowned at this event. There are plans to present a $250 scholarship. Contact Ranee Liedel at 419-679-0110 or Laura Gossard at 567-674-3421 for more information or to donate door prizes for this event.