Several 4-Hers participated in the show, and event organizers Nickki Hunt and Robert Hunt described the show as a success.
“The show went well. We had fun and no one got hurt,” Nickki Hunt said.
She added that the participants worked very hard, and that it is sometimes difficult for them to get their horse ready to compete on the opening day of the fair.
Robert Hunt agreed that the 4-Hers did a great job, and said that everyone contributes to make the show a success as well as a worthwhile experience for the children involved.
“All of the exhibitors and parents pitch in. It is a collective effort to make (the horse show) happen,” he said.
Janice Rosier served as the horse show’s judge, and said that she was very impressed with the participants.
“(The show) was very good. The kids worked very hard and deserve to be recognized,” she added.
Ribbons were awarded to all participants, as well as grand champion and reserve champion trophies for each category, with the exception of the beginner class. In the junior contest, Katlynn Hughes took grand champion honors while Nena Hunt was declared reserve champion. The senior contest grand champion was Hannah Wisinsky, and the reserve champion was Caitlyn Arrington.
The junior western grand champion was Adrianna McCoy. Cody Kessel took grand champion honors in the senior western contest, and the reserve champion was Lauren Lanier. Caleb Leslie won grand champion honors in the junior ranch contest, while Amanda Chesson and Cole Chesson won grand and reserve champion in the senior ranch contest.
Blue ribbons were awarded to Katlynn Hughes, Gideon Arrington, Rebecca Chapman, Nena Hunt, Hannah Wisinsky, Lauren Lanier, Caitlyn Arrington, Adrianna McCoy, Amanda Chesson, Cole Chesson, Caleb Leslie, Naomi Hoffman, Cassie Meadows, Autumn Baker, Hope King and Cody Kessel.
Red ribbons were awarded to Dakota Baker, Adrianna McCoy, Caitlyn Arrington, Rebecca Chapman, April McHenry, Cody Kessel and Lauren Lanier.
White ribbons were awarded to April McHenry and Lanie Craig.