Building Our Future – Promoting Ross County agriculture through community improvement and development projects

The Ross County Agricultural Society's Equine Facility Subcommittee is seeking partnerships to fund the development of an indoor facility. The equine program is the only program at the fairgrounds which is vulnerable to the weather. The committee is seeking to build a facility that not only serves the youth of Ross County and surrounding counties but provides needed Hippo-therapy programs for vulnerable populations such as individuals with disabilities and veterans who are suffering from PTSD.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Partnership - $1,000,000

  • Innovation - $750,000

  • Diamond - $500,000

  • Platinum - $250,000

  • Gold - $50,000

  • Silver - $25,000

  • Bronze - $10,000

  • Supporter - $5,000

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the new building?

The horse show arena is an outdoor facility that is vulnerable to the elements. Many times, our youth have to exhibit their yearlong projects in subpar and dangerous conditions. This building will also help the vulnerable in our community by having a safe facility out of the elements to host equine therapy events for MRDD and veterans suffering from PTSD. This building could also be used as an emergency site, such as a mass vaccination location.

When will construction start?

Our goal is for construction to start in 2023 and be complete for fair 2024.

How can I donate?

Contact any of our committee members or access the pledge form below. We accept cash, check, multi-year pledges, labor, material and other in-kind donations. We are a 501c3 organization so all donations are tax deductible.

How much will the new building cost?

Current plans project the new building to cost around $4 million. This cost could fluctuate, depending on material costs at the time of construction.

Where will the building be located and what happens to the existing arena?

The new building will be located to the north of the existing horse barn and arena. Thanks to the generosity of the Ross County Agricultural Society, the existing arenas will remain as they are.

Committee Contacts:

BJ Pickerrell 740-701-8983
Lisa Bair 740-703-8428
Holly Helber 740-304-6254
Julie Oates 740-703-1077

Pledge Donation Agreement Board Resolution