RENSSELAER CO., N.Y. — Congratulations and thank you to all the members, leaders and volunteers who have assisted our Rensselaer County horse bowl members. The past couple of months, 4-H members have participated in equine educational workshops to increase their knowledge of horses and the equine industry as well as prepare for regional events. Thank you to CCE of Albany County for coordinating and CCE of Saratoga County for hosting the Regional Horse Bowl Contest.
Rensselaer County had one Novice player, Niccolo Colarossi that played on a mixed county team which placed second and individually, placed 3rd. The Junior team, led by Captain Kira Colarossi and members Thomas and Carlo Colarossi and Emmeline Heer placed 1st. Junior player Bridget Rowland played on a combined county team which placed second. Individually Thomas placed 1st, Emmeline 2nd, Kira 3rd, Bridget 4th and Carlo 6th. The senior team led by captain Emilee Roadcap and members Lauren and Emory Krongold placed 2nd . Individually Emilee placed 3rd, Emory 4th and Lauren 5th. A special thanks to Rebekah Colarossi for coaching and coordinating practices for our members and many volunteers for the day of the contest.
All our members qualified to register for the New York State 4-H Horse Bowl Contest. Good luck to our members who will be competing at this contest on the campus of Cornell University in April. Thanks again to all that made Horse Bowl Season possible. The regional contest was open to 9 counties from the Capital District. The event allows a great venue for challenging youth to sharpen their teamwork skills as well as their Equine Industry knowledge. Another benefit to the event is providing an environment where youth from different counties can get to know each other and start developing life- long networks. To learn more about this and other 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact your respective county Cooperative Extension office.
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–Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County