Costume class brings out creative side of horse show participants

| October 4, 2017

Kyler Thompson’s Thomas The Train costume won first place in the open horse show costume contest held Oct. 3 at the Coshocton County Fair. Helping him in the event was his sister Kaitlyn Thompson. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Kyler Thompson had a big smile on his face after winning the costume class in the open horse show on Oct. 3 at the Coshocton County Fair.

“I’ve done this two times already and I can’t believe I keep getting first,” he said.

Thompson and his horse were Thomas The Train and his sister Kaitlyn helped pull off the costume by dressing as a conductor and leading the horse around.

“I hope the judge didn’t ask him anything about Thomas because he really knows his Thomas The Train and can talk about him,” said Nancy March, Kyler’s grandmother.

Nancy and her husband Randy bought Kyler his horse and she helps with his costumes.

“Her wheels are already turning for his next costume,” Randy said.

Prior to presenting awards, the judge for the contest announced that Coshocton had some of the best participants in the costume class that she has seen. Participants turned themselves and their horses into bumble bees and bee keepers, firefighters, soldiers, video game characters and much more.

The judge told the crowd that she could tell they had put a lot of time into their themes and concepts and she liked that several of them worked as groups. She felt everyone who participated deserved a round of applause.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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