Sydney Wapp, Frankfort, competes in the pole-bending event during a past county fair. Photo by Andrea Skalla

Looking for entertainment late Thursday afternoon at the fair? Stop by the arena at 5 p.m. to watch the horse speed events.

According to horse events organizer Amy Schmitz, Axtell, the horse speed events are lively and appealing to people who aren’t familiar with horseback riding. The horse speed events include a variety of challenges for riders: