4-H youths test skills at State 4-H Horse Judging Contest

  • Published: Monday, March 2, 2020

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H State Horse Judging Contest drew 79 competitors Feb. 22 at the National Equestrian Center in Lake Saint Louis.

The University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development held the contest in partnership with the Missouri Quarter Horse Association and the Missouri Quarter Horse Youth Association, said Maria Calvert, 4-H state agriculture and natural resources educator.

“Through this program, 4-H members learn how to think critically and become skilled at defending their decisions through oral reasoning,” said Ty Peckman, 4-H state agriculture specialist. “Youths also develop key skills that will help in their future careers and success, such as organization, self-discipline, accepting criticism, self-confidence and leadership.”

The top 10 competitors in the junior category (ages 8-13):

  1. Jacie Bard, Newton County
  2. Abigail Eddy, Boone County
  3. Brooke Brumm, Buchanan County
  4. Addison Hinton, Boone County
  5. Clara Miller, Jasper County
  6. Brooklyn Hudson, Marion County
  7. Nikki Ferguson, Buchanan County
  8. Lydia Smittee, Callaway County
  9. Addie McAsey, Andrew County
  10. Faith Calvin, Jasper County

The top three junior teams represented Buchanan, Boone and Jasper counties, respectively.

The top 10 individuals in the senior division (ages 14-18):

  1. Samantha Schenck, Jasper County
  2. Riley Spurgeon, Crawford County
  3. Nicole Keating, Newton County
  4. Tannah Grigg-Cassatt, Jasper County
  5. Isabella Hall, Buchanan County
  6. Ada Tucker, Newton County
  7. Eden Rominger, Jasper County
  8. Garrett Egger, Jasper County
  9. Emily Egger, Jasper County
  10. Eleena Olle, Lincoln County

The top three senior teams represented Jasper, Buchanan and Newton counties, respectively.

The championship team from Jasper County will represent Missouri in a national contest.

Sponsors of the 2020 Missouri 4-H State Horse Judging Contest included FCS Financial, Missouri Farm Bureau and Cynthia O’Bryan.

For more information or to join 4-H, visit 4h.missouri.edu.

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Tylan Peckman

Maria Calvert

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