The ribbon was cut on a new barn Wednesday that could help a huge facility in the East host even bigger events.
The Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center in Martin County officially opened its new barn Wednesday afternoon. The new barn at the Martin County facility adds more than 150 new horse stalls to the center. That will increase the center's capacity to 456 and allow for larger horse shows.
The center was built in 1998. Last year it drew more than 5,300 horses and 13,000 people, with an estimated local economic impact of more than $4 million.