HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Fairgrounds was home to dozens of horses this weekend for the 13th Annual Twin Tiers Classic Open Show Series. Regardless of the hot weather, people got all dressed up and traveled from all over the country to participate.

After many changes and improvements throughout the years, the Twin Tiers Classic came back and better than ever this weekend for their 13th year. All of Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 were jam-packed with events, classes, and competitions.

"So, it's kind of something all day long," said Shelly Rozell, the Vice President of the Chemung County Agricultural Society. "Yesterday was our English day so we had the jumper type horses here. Same thing, started with in-hand stuff and we kind of progressed to the riding as the day goes on."

Rozell said there were around 60 classes each day, totaling to over 100 classes for the weekend. While, the competition was heating up, most people got more out of this event than just an award. One guest called it a big happy family.

"For me, it's the kids," said Rebecca Carlsen, an attendee and competitor whose kids also competed in some events. "I have a three year old and a four year old here and I just like having them around. They love it, the horses are great. Seeing them have fun doing something I love too is awesome."

Organizers of the event say that the Twin Tiers Classic takes a lot of year round planning. But they also say it offers a place for people to enjoy a popular activity and spend quality time with others and their horses. 

"The horse industry in our area has always been large," said Rozell. "It's hard to get something of this caliber to come in that somebody from all over can come and do. We have other shows out here on the grounds that we don't run personally but yeah, this is exciting because, like I said, it gives something for everybody. It doesn't matter if you're just learning or if you're a seasoned person who just wants to enjoy their horse, this gives them something that they can come do and we're easy access."

While the annual event has wrapped up for the weekend, organizers are already gearing up to start planning for year 14.

For more information and results from the competition, check out the Twin Tiers Classic Horse Shows Facebook page.