Portable horse stalls going up at Show Barn

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Some recently acquired portable horse stalls are being installed in the Show Barn at the Limestone County Fairgrounds, increasing the number by 50 percent.
Commissioners court voted to buy the stalls in August, and the stalls were subsequently purchased from Priefert Manufacturing, in northeast Texas, and delivered about two weeks ago. Fairgrounds Manager KennethEllis began the initial installation on Wednesday, Nov. 1, with help from Limestone County Jail trustees. He estimated that the work would be completed within two days.
Priefert offered a discount on the sale, Ellis said, and also replaced some of the roping and line chutes.
The 20 new, portable indoor stalls, added to the 40 permanent outdoor stalls the facility already has, may attract groups that have had to pass over the Limestone County Fairgrounds in the past to look for bigger venues.
Other temporary pens could be used for another 20 horse stalls if needed, Ellis said, meaning about 80 horses could be kept at the facility for events.

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