The 52nd Annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show was held Oct. 28-30 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg,. The state horse show is the final competition for the year for 4-H horse members enrolled in performance or production projects. Four Warren County 4-H members participated in performance classes. The 4-H horse members who began the year with their club activities and club round-up in the Warren County program could participate in the Warren County qualifying horse show held on July 22-23. Once qualified, members then attended the District IX 4-H Horse Show held in Harlansburg on Sept. 9-11.
Congratulations to Maya Weis of Columbus, Jessie Henry of Warren, and Katie Woodin of Bear Lake for placing in their state show classes. Maya and her horse Cinnamon placed fifth in the Obstacle Trail, Minimum Assistance class; Jessie with her horse Chance placed seventh in the Pole Bending Horses class, and Katie with her horse Dusty placed seventh in the Pole Bending Ponies class and seventh in the Raised Box Keyhole Ponies class. Other Warren County 4-H members in attendance of the State 4-H Show included Leandra DeMarco from Marienville and Stephanie Puckly from Spartansburg. Leandra competed in two pony classes which included: Hunter Under Saddle and Hunter Hack. Stephanie is a member of Team Horse Power. Through her membership, Stephanie is a part of a statewide team to assist 4-H members in learning horsemanship skills. During the Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show, she was assisting in teaching program and activities related to horsemanship skills.
Congratulations to each member in making it to the State 4-H Horse Show. "You should be proud of your accomplishments," said 4-H Extension Educator Jennifer Grooms.
Jessie and Chance participated in the horse division of the pole
bending contest class and placed 7th in the state of Pennsylvania.
If you would like more information regarding the Warren County 4-H program, contact the Penn State Extension office in Warren County at 563-9388.
4-H in Pennsylvania is coordinated by Penn State Cooperative Extension through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 4-H programs are open to all boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18.