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Warren County well represented at Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show

Photo submitted to Times Observer Kierra Wismar and Rosie participated in Low Equitation over fences at the state show.

The 60th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show held October 25 to 27 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg was a successful show for Warren County 4-H members. The state show is the final competition of the year for 4-H horse members enrolled in performance horse projects. To be eligible for the show, members must advance through qualifying competitions at county and district levels. Events include showmanship, horsemanship, equitation, pleasure, over fences, driving, western riding, reining, trail and timed events. A therapeutic riding division for riders with special needs is also included.

Warren County proudly congratulates Sandra Richards of Sugar Grove in taking 1st place in the state of Pennsylvania with her horse Blackie in English Grooming and Showmanship ages 15-18. Sandra competed against the top 4-H youth in the state and took home the top honor. Sandra is finishing her 4-H career with the Scandia Trail Blazers. In addition to taking first place, Sandra placed 10th in Hunt Seat Equitation on the flat ages 15-18.

Warren County also congratulates the following members in their completion of a success Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show:

Emily Allison of Panama, NY placed 3rd in Western Grooming and Showmanship ages 15-18 and 8th in Western Horsemanship ages 15-18 with her horse Getting Great. Emily is a member of the Scandia Trail Blazers.

Alexis Christensen of Sugar Grove, PA placed 5th in Beginner English Equitation with her horse Purple Dream aka Jasper. Alexis is a member of the Sugar Grove Ruff Riders.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Samantha Hulings and Kally had the 6th fastest time in Raised Box Keyhole Horses in the state of Pennsylvania.

Allison Conti of Kennedy, NY placed 6th with Jet in Beginner Western Pleasure. Allison is a member of the Scandia Trail Blazers.

Audrey Ferrie of Warren placed 9th in Western Horsemanship age 15-18 with her horse Cooper. She is a member of Scandia Trail Blazers.

Marissa Gourley of Sugar Grove placed 8th in Western Pleasure Horses ages 8-13 with her horse Chaz. Marissa is the member of the Sugar Grove Ruff Riders.

Samantha Hulings of Kane placed 6th with Kally in Raised Box Keyhole Horses ages 14-18. She is a member of the Kinzua Ridge Runners.

Emelyn Moore of Youngsville placed 9th in two classes. English Grooming and Showmanship ages 8-11 and Beginner English Pleasure were successful classes for her and Skip, her horse. Emelyn is a member of the Sanford Saddles & Spurs club.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Alexis Christensen and “Purple Dreams” (left)participated in Beginner English Equitation (placing 5th) as well as Beginner English Grooming & Showmanship. Marissa Gourley and Chaz placed 8th in Western Pleasure Horses. Congratulations to both members of the Sugar Grove Ruff Riders.

Ava Nyweide of Panama, N.Y., placed 7th in Mini horse driving ages 8-13 with Cody. She is a member of Sugar Grove Ruff Riders.

Samantha Nyweide of Panama, N.Y., placed 10th with her mini horse Cooper in Mini Horse Jumping; She also placed 8th in two classes with her horse A Minor Leaguer in Western Grooming and Showmanship ages 15-18 and Western Pleasure Horses ages 15-18. Samantha is a member of the Sugar Grove Ruff Riders.

Rachael Richards of Sugar Grove placed 10th with her horse Fudge in English Grooming and Showmanship ages 15-18. She is a member of the Scandia Trail Blazers.

Hialeah Stanton of Russell placed 6th in Raised Box Keyhole Ponies ages 8-13 and 8th in Cutback Ponies ages 8-13. Hialeah completed as a member of the Sanford Saddles & Spurs.

Additional Warren County 4-H members participating in the state show included: Maya Weis of Columbus; Salenah Drake, Kassidy Turner, and Bryceton Maille all from Pittsfield, Kierra Wismar of Russell, Maria Slack of Warren, and Ava Nyweide of Panama, N.Y.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Audrey Ferrie and Cooper placed 9th in Western Horsemanship.

Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse members are also eligible to participate in a photo contest held at the show. The objective of the contest is to provide an opportunity for 4-H’ers to exhibit photography work and be recognized for their abilities. Congratulations to Salenah Drake of Grand Valley won 1st Place – with her photo entitled, She Thinks We’re Just Fishin.’

Congratulations to these members and all Warren County 4-H members and leaders for developing their project skills. For additional information on 4-H horse programs in Pennsylvania, contact your county Penn State Extension office at extension.psu.edu/counties or visit the Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Program web site at extension.psu.edu/4-h/projects/horses. 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.

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