NC 4-H Horse Program Newsletter

Volume 6, Issue 5 August 2020
Virtual Horse Show Results
Thank you to all of those who participated in our first ever Virtual Horse Show! There were 219 entries across the different classes. Thank you to the American Paint Horse Association E-Shows and Better Dressage Scores for serving as the hosting platforms for the shows. Detailed class results and scoresheets are available on the hosting platform sites where entries were submitted.

Looking for answers on how to read and interpret a judge's scoresheet? Check out this video from Extension Horses.

For a list of the 2020 NC State 4-H Virtual Class Winners, click here!

For a list of all the class placings, click here!

Prize Sponsors:

1st Place: Class Sponsors listed below
2nd Place: State Line Tack
3rd Place: Triple Crown Feed

Class Sponsors:

Thank you to the following people who helped make the virtual show possible!

Anita McGugan; Chris & Jessica Rosenbaum;
Emerald Rose Farm; Emerald Rose Farm, Maggie Boreman; Eric Tedder; Jill Wilson; Mary Hunt; Southeast District 4-H Horse Council; Westward Farms, Taylor & Harrison Jenkins
Contest Results
Artistic Expression & Creative Writing

Congratulations to all the youth that entered the 2020 NC 4-H Horse Program Artistic Expression & Creative Writing Contests. If you missed the live awards announcement, feel free to access it here!

More information, pictures of all the winners, and a breakdown of the scores, can be found here.

A huge thank you to 4-H Horse Program Volunteer Amber Nead for coordinating the judging of the artistic expression entries, and tabulating the scores.
Junior Category
Annabel Stokes
New Hanover Co.
Painting Champion
Megan Baker
Wake Co.
Drawing Champion
Brooke Robinson
Cabarrus Co.
Photography Champion
Senior Category
Stevie Brown
Rutherford Co.
Photography Champion
Adeline Knepp
Forsyth Co.
Painting Champion
Gracie Mourglea
Burke Co.
Poster Champion
Communications Contest

The 2020 NC 4-H Horse Program Communications Contests were held in connection with the 2020 Virtual 4-H Congress. Contestants participated in virtual district activity days to qualify for the state event. Congratulations to the following individuals that earned top honors in this year's event. The full breakdown can be found here.

8-10 Presentation Winner: Karleigh Meads

11-13 Public Speaking Winner: Brianna Osbourne

11-13 Presentations Winner: Emily Gobble

14-18 Public Speaking Winner: Cayden Lowe

14-18 Presentations Winner: Kyra Worth
4-H Spotlight: Horse Program
Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2020 NC 4-H Horse Program Scholarship!
Emily Worth

Emily is the daughter of Chris Williams and Tom Worth. She is a current freshman at Johnston Community College and enrolled in the Nursing program. After graduating college, Emily hopes to enter the field of travel Nursing so that she can pursue her love of travel while also helping take care of patients.

During her time in 4-H, which spanned over 11 years, Emily had numerous accomplishments. She was the Southeast District Vice President, represented the North Carolina 4-H Program as our State President, and was inducted into the Honor Club.

Emily has also represented NC in various educational aspects, as she was a delegate and traveled to Quarter Horse Congress and Eastern Nationals in both 2017 for Presentations, 2018 for Public Speaking, and 2019 for Team Presentations. Throughout these years, she had tremendous successes while representing our state. Additionally, she is a two time, AIRE(Application, Interview, Resume, & Electronic) Winner.
Jenna Menetrier

She is a current freshman at Davidson College, majoring in Economics with a minor in Mathematics. Upon completing college, Jenna hopes to enter Law School and then enter Corporate practice or Business law.

Over the span of 8 years in 4-H, Jenna has been actively involved at both the local and state level. At the county level, she competed on the Gaston County Educational Team for 7 years. Additionally, she served as the President of the Blazing Saddles Club for 4 years and was on the Gaston County Council for 2 years.

At the State level, Jenna traveled extensively for the educational teams. In 2017, she was selected for the National Horse Judging Team, where she went on to place 2nd Individual Overall and Champion Team at Quarter Horse Congress. At Eastern Nationals, Jenna was 3rd Individual Overall and Reserve Champion Team. Then, she placed 11th Individual Overall and 4th Team Overall at the American Paint Horse Youth World Show.

Outside of 4-H, Jenna was also actively involved in Bandy's FFA Chapter. From 2018-2019, she served as the reporter. She also competed and placed various times at the State FFA convention. Jenna is also involved with Beta Club, the National Technical Honor Society, Pep Club, Student Government, is an active competition with USEF and AQHA, and graduated with Honors.
Just for Fun
Extension Horses Podcast: Covid Tales Part 3: The Stories of How Barns Stay Safe Successfully
Taylor Fabus, Michingan extension educator and boarding barn owner, Kathy Dirkschneider, active Arizona 4H volunteer, and Chris Armstrong, barn owner in Vermont share how they have successfully navigated social distancing while still keeping people active and engaged. Barn owners find new creative ways to manage clientele and get the work done!

Click here to listen!
2019 Judging Contest DVD

Are you looking for new content of judging classes? This DVD has a wide variety of classes that were put together from the 2019 Southern Regionals Judging competition. This is a great tool if you're looking for something new to help improve your judging skills!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy, click here!
The Winning Spirit

Congratulations to North Carolina for having the most State Spirit during the virtual Southern Regional 4-H Championships! Thank you to all those who participated and shared photos!
Theme: We Love Horses
NC 4-H'ers love to show, judge, give speeches, and answer questions about them!
(Photo Left, 1991 Alabama)

Theme: Fallback Friday
This day was about reminiscing on our favorite Southern Regional moments, from the new friendships that are formed and the lasting memories.
Endless Summer Horse Show Hosting 4-H Team Challenge Event
The NCQHA District IV Endless Summer Show will be held August 21-23 in Williamston, NC and will feature several "Non AQHA" classes for 4-H'ers that do not show Quarter Horses. There will be a 4-H Team Show Challenge where 4-H clubs can enter as many 5 person teams as they wish. Riders will receive points based on their placing. The team earning the Highest Number of Points for the entire show will be crowned champion and receive a team trophy and a cash prize for the club.
There will also be a 4-H Stall decorating contest and the winning club will receive a trophy and cash prize. See the links below for more information. If you have questions, please email David Spencer:

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