Local 4-H members excel at state horse show
Members of Gloucester 4-H horse clubs showed their horsemanship abilities both on and off the horse during the Virginia State 4-H Championship Horse and Pony Show held Sept. 11-14 in Lexington.
Gloucester youth dominated the Knowledge Challenge contests, led by overall high scorer Monet Wilson of the GLOCO Horse Club, and brought the District Challenge Award Perpetual Trophy home to the Southeast District again this year.
The 23 local equestrians represented Gloucester well and earned three division championships, including seniors Shelley Brown in hunter pleasure large pony, Victoria Coleman in western pleasure horse and Lacie Dunson in miniature horse. The following are the full results by club:
GLOCO Horse 4-H: Seniors—Anna Henderson-Cox, fifth in western showmanship, second in miniature pleasure driving, fourth in miniature jumping, fifth in miniature obstacle, first in miniature pleasure driving classics, and top 10 in hippology and horse bowl; Monet Wilson, overall high score knowledge challenge and eighth in horse photography; Trey Cox, fourth in miniature pleasure driving, third in miniature jumping, sixth in miniature obstacle and ninth in miniature pleasure driving classics; Lacie Dunson, second in miniature pleasure driving, second in miniature jumping, third in miniature obstacle, fifth in miniature pleasure driving and champion miniature horse. Juniors—Laney Hughes, first in stake race horse, third in barrel race horse, third in pole bending race horse, reserve champion in gymkhana horse, and top 10 in hippology and horse bowl; Ananiesa Brantley, fourth in lite shod walking horse pleasure first go, fourth in second go, fifth in walking horse equitation, seventh in waking horse equitation classic and fourth in lite shod walking horse classics; Abbi Reed, ninth in stake race horse; Bobby Cox, blue in stable management.