Every Gloucester County 4-H club marched across the main arena Thursday night to officially open the 60th annual fair. While every club parades its banner across the ring with pride and excitement, the Freedom Riders, a Southern Gloucester County horse club, marched in support for one of its own riders who was critically injured last month in a farm accident. With her horses named Nick and Tommy, Emily Wren, 13, would have been competing in horse riding events at the fair this weekend. At the end of June, however, Emily and her step sister were riding a Polaris Ranger, a 1,300-pound utility vehicle, on the Wren’s Franklin Township farm when it hit wet grass and spun out of control. Emily was crushed under it when it flipped. Her step-sister was thrown from the vehicle without serious injuries.
/ / / Horse riding 4-H club honors hospitalized member at Gloucester County fair