ROARING SPRING - A horse from Diamond Lane Farm & Carriage Service was part of the world champion registered Percheron mare six-horse hitch team at October's World Percheron Congress in Des Moines, Iowa.
Diamond Lane's Royal Jewels was the left swing horse in the Trippcrest Farm hitch from Harrison, Maine.
More than 170 farms and more than 850 horses participated in the biannual event.
Diamond Lane’s Royal Jewels (middle pair closest to camera) was part of the winning registered Percheron six-horse hitch team at October’s World Percheron Congress in Iowa.
The team was under the direction of Chad Cole from Pennwoods Percherons in Centre Hall.
Jewels was in the reserve champion mare six-horse hitch with Pennwoods Percherons in the 2008 event and was a national champion at the National Percheron Show in Indianapolis that year.
Terry and Gail Woodring own Jewels and 11 other Percherons. Jewels, 7, is the first horse foaled at the farm and has given birth to a yearling filly foal and a stud colt.
The Woodrings also show their own six-horse hitch team.