Currituck County 4-H Members Compete in 2018 Horse Show

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Eleven members of the Currituck County 4-H Equestrian Program traveled to Raleigh July 4-8 to participate in the North Carolina State 4-H Horse Show. This invitational horse show, held at the James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex, showcased riders ages 9-19, who earned qualifying points at the district level. There were over 140 riding classes in a variety of disciplines including Hunt Seat, Trail, Western, Dressage, Combined Training, and Gaming classes including Barrel Racing and Pole Bending. Photography and other artistic expression contests were held during the event as well.

Currituck County equestrians Brooke Decant, Ava Crow, Anne Holcomb, Izzy Cox, Johnnie Cox, Jordan Starcher,  Dalton Hauser, Shyanne Mcleod, Karleigh Meads, Lizzy Daniels, and Kayla Boyd competed against over 300 4-Hers from across North Carolina. All placed in the top 10 in various events.

Kayla Boyd was named Reserve State High Point Champion in the Sr. Gaming Division and took first place in Sr. Versatility. The versatility class requires that riders show in western, hunt seat, pattern and gaming segments within a single class. The overall winner is determined based on individual placings in each of the class segments. Additionally, Shyanne Mcleod and Jordan Starcher will be representing Currituck County at the Southern Regional 4-H horse show to be held in Perry, Georgia August 1 – 5, 2018.

Elijah Campbell and Abigail Ali represented Currituck County in the Artistic Expression contests. Both youth placed top 10 with their artwork.

In addition to the District and State 4-H Horse Shows, the  NC 4-H Horse Program offers many opportunities to young horse lovers whether or not they own a horse. These opportunities include knowledge competitions such as horse bowl and hippology as well as horse judging, creative writing, and artistic expression contests.

For more information on these and other 4-H activities and  events please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center at 252-232-2262.