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Maine Pull Events Commission

The Pull Events Commission is tasked with establishing the qualifications and procedure for the certification of Pull Superintendents and Assistant Pull Superintendents and guidelines for dealing with violations at events. It also periodically reviews the statutory rules for pulls and recommends to the Legislature changes as necessary. The commission gives advice and recommendations to the Commissioner on request or as the commission considers necessary and coordinates, develops and conducts Pull Superintendent training seminars.

The Pull Events Commission is authorized by Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 3-A. Appointments to the Pull Events Commission are for terms of 2 years. The appointing authority fills a vacancy for a full 2-year term and may remove a commission member for cause, which includes poor attendance. The chair shall make recommendations to the appointing authority concerning a removal.

It consists of the following ten members.

  • Two members appointed by a statewide association representing owners of draft horses and oxen who participate in pulling events.
  • One member appointed by an association representing owners of oxen who participate in pulling events.
  • One member appointed by a statewide farmers association representing owners of draft oxen.
  • One fair Superintendent appointed by a state association of agricultural fairs.
  • One representative appointed by state humane organizations.
  • One member, appointed by the Commissioner, representing the general public.
  • One member, appointed by the Commissioner, representing the animal Pulling industry.
  • One member appointed by the Animal Welfare Advisory Council.
  • One member appointed by a statewide farmers association representing owners of draft horses.

Public Notice

  • Union Fair has been issued a Pulling Events Permit for 2018.

Applications / Forms

Rules

Public Meetings

No meetings currently scheduled.
Date and Time Location Additional Information

Current Pull Events Commission Members Serving Two Year Terms

Maine Draft Horse and Ox Association
Kenric Charles
P.O. Box 465
Kingfield, ME 04947

Steven Smith Jr.
P.O. Box 71
Phillips, ME 04966

Animal Pull Industry
Gregory Baker
336 So. Beech Hill Rd.
Pittston, ME 04345

General Public
Errol F. Additon
1105 Church hill Road
Leeds, ME 04263

Clerk/Secretary
Miles Greenleaf
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Maine Assoc. of Agricultural Fairs
C. Richard Hall
P.O. Box 101
East Dixfield, ME 04227

Farmers Draft Horse Association
Peter Stratton
36 Hideaway Drive
Sidney, ME 04330

Farmers Draft Oxen Association
Ceylon Putnam
432 Valley Road
Peru, ME 04290

Pine Tree Ox Assoc.
Brett McConkey (Pull Commission Chair)
P.O. Box 163
Fryeburg, ME 04037

State Humane Organization
VACANT