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December 26, 2013

4-H Horse Teams Earn Honors

DURHAM – New Hampshire youth earned high honors among more than 300 of the nation’s most knowledgeable 4-H horse program members during the 2013 Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in Louisville, KY, in November.

The North American International Livestock Exposition hosted the annual event, which featured youth from 25 states who earned top honors at their state 4-H horse contest. The roundup featured four competition areas—communications, hippology, horse bowl and horse judging. New Hampshire 4-H sent teams to compete in each of these areas.

In the communications competition, Clara Lane of Surry placed third out of more than 20 contestants with her speech “A Horse Can Help,” while Mekayla Lagerberg of Fitzwilliam placed fourth out of more than 20 contestants with her demonstration “The Hidden Injury.” Amanda Shultz of Methuen, MA, coached the communications team.

The NH 4-H Hippology Team placed third out of 21 teams in the hippology competition, which tests competitors’ horse knowledge. Magdalena Kenter of Kingston placed fifth overall out of more than 80 contestants, and Laura Santer of Hollis placed sixth overall. Other members of the New Hampshire 4-H Hippology team included Ashley Foss of Northwood, and Hanna Perron of Milford. Mary Davis of Madbury coached the hippology team.

The NH 4-H Horse Bowl Team earned eighth place out of 21 teams in the Horse Quiz Bowl contest. Team members included Elizabeth Morris of Swanzey, Holly Testerman of Chichester, Katelyn Leonard of Loudon, and Amber Edmonds of Pepperell, MA. Andrea Kenter of Kingston coached the New Hampshire 4-H Horse Bowl team.

New Hampshire also sent a Horse Judging Team to the competition, including members Elizabeth Gaffney of Dracut, MA, Connor Greenwood of Keene, and Patrick Roberts of Peterborough. Kylee Jones of Dracut coached the judging team.

For full Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup results, go to www.4hroundup.com.

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