RENSELAER CO., N.Y. — The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H program would like to announce year end 2020 equine awards. Although 2020 was a challenge and all programs and events had to be drastically modified due to COVID-19, we appreciate the ability we had in being able to hold offerings while also social distancing and keeping our 4-H members and families safe. Thank you to the many volunteers and 4-H volunteers that made 2020 events possible. Year end 2020 awards are as follows.
Year End 4-H High Point Riders – Novice Champion Allie Manchester and Reserve Champion Amanda Salisbury; Junior Champion Lindsey Oswald and Reserve Champion Ava Severance; Senior Champion Grace Huffam and Reserve Champion Amanda Thrasher.
One county Equine Medal was presented to recognize the outstanding depth and scope of involvement in our county horse program over the years. Grace Huffam is the recipient of this year end award.
Horse Shoe Awards recognize members for their involvement in many aspects of 4-H and the equine program throughout the 4-H year. Receiving Bronze Horse Shoe Awards were Allie Manchester, Kira Colarossi, Thomas Colarossi, Maryann Murray, Emma Bentzen, Chloe Bentzen, Kiley Howes, Bridget Rowland, Emma Turley, Morgan Cross, Mikayla Malenfant, Kaylie Millar, Madeline Bechand, Lily Czub, James Czub, Grace Huffam, Kate Noon, Kayla Stewart, Kendra Roberts, Amanda Salisbury, Alyssa Jacon, and Brigham Logue. Silver Horse Shoe awards were presented to Junior – Annabel Reynolds; Intermediate – Nicole Tilley and Senior – Angelina Broderick Keelen. Golden Horse Shoe Awards were presented to Junior – Ava Severance; Intermediate – Lindsey Oswald and Senior – Amanda Thrasher.
Every year members complete a project record that chronicles their work with their 4- project horse over the course of the year. Exceptional Horse Project Record Awards were presented to Bridget Rowland, Emma Bentzen, Chloe Bentzen, Kiley Howes, Allie Manchester, Annabel Reynolds, Grace Pelletier, Maya Melendez, Sophia Kiley, Kendra Roberts, Teigan Catlin, Mikayla Malenfant, Sean Malenfant, James Czub, Angelina Broderick-Keelen, Lindsey Oswald, Grace Huffam, Nicole Tilley, Amanda Thrasher and Brigham Logue .
4-H Youth Development programs are an essential part of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Through participating in the many elements of 4-H project work, youth learn life skills that they carry with them beyond 4-H, which aids them in being successful and prepared for future life challenges. For more information about 4-H in your area please contact your respective Cornell Cooperative Extension office. CCE is an equal opportunity employer and programmer.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County
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