Eighteen-year-old Korrie MacIntyre, of Camas, has been riding horses since she was 6 years old, and has let her love of the sport guide her into roles within the Clark County 4-H Club and Clark County Fair since she was 10 years old.
At this year’s 150th Clark County Fair, MacIntyre’s dedication and passion for riding comes full circle with her role as a princess on the 2018 Riverview Community Bank Clark County Equestrian Fair Court.
Being a princess means MacIntyre will be at the fair for all 10 days this year, serving as a representative for the event and being a role model for others to look up to. MacIntyre said she serves as a role model by “treating everybody with kindness and just being a respectable person and treating everybody you meet with respect.”
“I’m really just excited to be able to spend all 10 days of the fair with my friends and really just celebrate,” she said. “Because it is the summer’s best party.”
The fair kicks off on Friday, Aug. 3 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 12. Tickets cost $11.25 for adults, $9.25 for seniors, and $8.25 for children ages 7-12. Children age 6 and younger get in for free.
On opening day, Friday, Aug. 3, the fair hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., with rides open at 9 a.m.
The fair gates will be open from 10 a.m., to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m., to 11 p.m., Friday through Saturday, with rides opening at noon daily.
One of MacIntyre’s favorite events is the fair’s nightly concert series, which brings big musical names to the fair at 7 p.m., Aug. 3-6. This year’s acts include Gary Allan on Friday, Aug. 3; Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on Saturday, Aug. 4; Grand Funk Railroad on Sunday, Aug. 5; and Granger Smith on Monday, Aug. 6.
Princess Korrie heads to Eastern Washington
MacIntyre said this year has been a big year for personal growth, which will benefit her in the fall, as she makes her move to college Cheney, Washington. The Camas graduate plans to study exercise science in a pre-physical therapy pathway.
At Camas High School, MacIntyre was the president of the sports medicine club.
“That was a really good experience for me,” she said. “Going into high school, I really wanted to be a veterinarian, but after taking some sports medicine classes I was really hooked on it. So now I’m deciding to go into physical therapy because of that class.”
MacIntyre was able to job-shadow a physical therapist for about 180 hours for her senior project, and found a mentor who works as a physical therapist at Washougal Sport and Spine.
MacIntyre said her goal is to become a physical therapist and open her own clinic some day.