4-H members place in Horse Program’s East-West Challenge
As the 4-H program continues to find new ways to engage youth in learning — during the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, several Warren County 4-H horse members participated in the Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Program’s East-West Challenge.
The three-week challenge required members to submit the creation of a pattern of one type or another. This piece of the challenge encouraged youth to use the rulebook to determine type of obstacles, measurements of obstacles and between obstacles, setting of a course or pattern, and an explanation and drawing or setting of the course.
Entries came in all different forms and mediums, including hand drawn, acted out, model horses, videos, written papers, and a variety of other forms. Creativity was a key component of all. Some of the challenges also included a health component, such as bio security issues like a strangles outbreak or proper vaccinations for your animal.
Warren County 4-H horse members participated and two were placed in the junior division.
Samantha Greer of Titusville for placed second in the junior division week 1 challenge. Kierra Wismar of Russell for placed second in the junior division during week 2 of the challenge. Additional members that submitted material for the Cloverbud division included Avery and Nora Morton and Alaina Ongley. Evelyn Ongley, Marissa Gourley, and Thayne Gourley also participated in varying weeks of the challenge.
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.