Showing off

Some county 4-H all-stars ready for District VIII Horse Show September 6 and 7

Photos submitted to Times Observer Kassidy Turner and Cowboy Tek round the barrel during the Senior Horse Cloverleaf Barrel race during the adjusted Warren County 4-H Horse Show. Due to weather, contest classes had to be moved from its typical Friday night show.

Warren County 4-H will have 29 members and 33 horses representing the county at the District VIII 4-H Horse Show set for September 6 and 7 in Centre Hall. The 4-H members will compete in a variety of classes in an effort to qualify for the state show. The Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show is set for October 25-27 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Warren County 4-H members will compete with District VIII horse members. The district consists of Clearfield, Cameron, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, and Warren.

The following clubs and their members will be participating in the 2019 District VIII Horse Show: Kinzua RidgeRunners – Navannah Barrett, Jonathan & Samantha Hulings, Shelby Ordiway Merry Peterson, Maria Slack, Starrlin Slack, & Kaitlin Van Ord; Pittsfield Bronc Busters -Maya Weis; Sanford Saddles & Spurs -Salenah Drake, Bryceton Maille, Emelyn Moore & Hialeah Stanton; Scandia TrailBlazers – Emily Allison, Melissa Burton, Allison Conti, Audrey Ferrie, Rachael and Sandra Richards, Kassidy Turner, Kierra Wismar; Sugar Grove Ruff Riders – Arlene Boisvert, Alexis Christensen, Katie Downs, Marissa & Thayne Gourley, Hailey Graham, and Ava and Samantha Nyweide.

Three Cloverbud classes were available for 4-H Horse members ages 5-7 to participate. The members are eligible to show their animals with fellow cloverbud members but do not advance to the district show.

This year, Esther Boisvert and Kadyn Moore showed horses in the grooming and showmanship class, obstacle trail, and equitation class. They received green cloverbud ribbons for both classes.

Samantha Hulings and Kally have their sights set on rounding the barrel as they qualified for the District VIII 4-H Horse Show set for September 6-7 in Centre Hall.

Many dedicated volunteers work throughout the year to teach members leadership, citizenship, and responsibility.

The county qualifying show is just one activity of many that leaders dedicate their time and support to offer to the youth of the Warren County 4-H program.

Without leaders, volunteers, and active parents the Warren County 4-H program would not be a success. Thank you to the many dedicated volunteers.

Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a non-formal educational youth-development program of the United States Department of Agriculture that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens.

To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h.

Grooming and Showmanship for the Warren County 4-H Horse show was held in one of the County Fairground’s barn due to weather. All 4-H members, families, and spectators took the weather changed show in great stride. Pictured left to right are: Kassidy Turner, Audrey Ferrie, and Katie Downs. All three plus Emily Allison and Samantha Nyweide will represent Warren County 4-H at the district horse show.