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People anxious for the start of the 2015  New York State fair  have to wait no longer as it begins its 12-day run Thursday.

During a preview event, fair officials drew attention to some the changes they feel will interest fairgoers including Equine Avenue. Cazenovia College Professor Doctor Karin Bump hopes it gets more people interested in the horse events and this part of the agriculture industry.

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  Most people know about the Central New York S-P-C-A and its efforts to take care of dogs and cats…but they also take in other animals that get neglected or mistreated.  One special example involved a Cazenovia horse farm.  There's also a fundraiser next month to bring more attention to large animal rescue.

Marion Secor owns Skanda Equine in Cazenovia.  She never intended to take in mistreated animals…but knows a thing or two about them.

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About 100 horses and their owners turned out this weekend for the Lorenzo Driving Competition.  The annual Cazenovia event features horses and carriages that are judged.  The event also shows off the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site.  The Lorenzo House was reopened after renovations.  It was the 38th year of the competition.