4-H horse committee hosts clinic

Published 11:06 am Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Lawrence County 4-H Horse Committee hosted a clinic and quality assurance day for participants with horse projects.

The day was designed to provide an encouraging, positive learning experience. It was followed up with an Open Youth Horse Show, which gave the youth who attended the clinic an opportunity to use what they learned.

The clinic portion allowed the students to work with knowledgeable adults in the areas of Barrels, Poles, Western Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, English Showmanship, Horsemanship, Pleasure, & Hunter Equitation.

They also had two informative sessions concerning proper care of the horses. Dr. Steve Walker, Veterinarian, discussed diseases, vaccinations and other health related responsibilities for owners.

The students met with a nutritionist. They discussed the proper way to score a horse based on the horse’s body condition, and nutritional needs based on those scores. Both information sessions were followed with a question & answer session.

The Open Youth Horse Show consisted of 17 classes, 13 of which were taught during the early part of day. The remaining four classes were fun flasses that consisted of Egg & Spoon, Ride a Buck, Costume Class (Horse, Rider, or Both), and the Apple Race, which is ran in teams.

Western Showmanship

1. Morgan Willis

2. Stephen Orengo

3. Kelsey Koch

4. Shae Willis

5. Samantha Corder

6. Breanna Roberts

English Showmanship

1. Lydia Burdette

Leadline

Tie between Malicha Clifton & Sarah Day

13 & Under Poles

1. Shae Willis

2. Stephen Orengo

3. Tiffany Corder

4. Samantha Corder

5. Stormi Webb

6. Katie Webb

14-18 Poles

1. Ciara Roberts

Western Pleasure

1. Stephen Orengo

2. Jazmine Hammond

Western Walk/Trot

1. Morgan Willis

13 & Under Barrels

1. Meranda Hayes

2. Jazmine Hammond

3. Shae Willis

4. Tiffany Corder

5. Stormi Webb

6. Katie Webb

14-18 Barrels

1. Ciara Roberts

Hunter Under Saddle

1. Stephen Orengo

2. Kelsey Koch

3. Lydia Burd

Hunter Walk/Trot

1. Morgan Willis

Hunter Equitation

1. Lydia Burdette

2. Kelsey Koch

Egg & Spoon

1. Meranda Hayes

2. Samantha Corder

3. Shae Willis

4. Katie Webb

5. Ciara Roberts

6. Tiffany Corder

Ride a Buck

1. Katie Webb

2. Meranda Hayes

3. Ciara Roberts

4. Tiffany Corder

5. Samantha Corder

6. Shae Willis

Costume Class

1. Meranda Hayes

2. Shae Willis

3. Katie Webb

4. Lydia Burdette

5. Stormi Webb

6. Tiffany Corder

Apple Race

1. Meranda Hayes/ Shae Willis

2. Katie Webb / Samantha Corder

3. Ciara Roberts/ Dakota Griffith

4. Tiffany Corder/ Stormi Webb