STROUDSBURG, Pa. — More than 700 youth from 55 counties participated in the 58th Annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show in Harrisburg, Pa. The state show is the final competition of the year for 4-H horse members enrolled in performance projects. To be eligible for the show, members must advance through qualifying competitions at county, regional and district levels. The performance division includes showmanship, horsemanship, equitation, pleasure, over fences, driving, western riding, reining, trail and timed events.
Local 4-H member earns two state championships and one reserve championship:
- Brooke Buckman, Saylorsburg — 1st place Equitation over Fences, age 14-18, 1st place Working Hunter Ponies, 2nd place Hunter under Saddle Ponies (13.2 hands & under)
All class champions in the show were awarded champion ribbons, pewter plates and embroidered champion jackets. Reserve champions were awarded a ribbon and leather bracelet or key chain.
In addition, the following members placed in the top ten in their respective classes:
- Brooke Buckman, 6th place Hunter Hack Ponies (14.2 hands and under)
- Taylor Edman, 6th place – Barrel Race Horses, age 14-18
Congratulations to Lauren Reaman, Allyson Moore, Ashley Warner and Clara Modica for advancing to and competing in the State Horse Show.
The 4-H horse program promotes knowledge of horsemanship, equine science and responsible equine use, care and management. For more information on Monroe County 4-H, call 570-421-6430 or email MonroeExt@psu.edu.
— Penn State Extension, Monroe County