Saddle Smarts Club earns regional bid
Members of the Saddle Smarts 4-H Club of Gloucester competed at the Virginia 4-H Horse Educational Weekend in Lexington. In the senior horse bowl competition, Saddle Smarts placed fourth overall with Shelley Brown placing second individually and Alyson Brown placing eighth.
In hippology, Saddle Smarts was second with Shelley Brown placing first and Alyson placing fifth. The achievement earned the senior team a bid to compete in the Southern Regionals in Mississippi in July. In horse judging, Alyson Brown and Lilly Johnston teamed with GLOCO club members Megan Wilson-Bost and Monet Wilson to place fourth overall.
The junior Saddle Smarts team placed seventh overall in the horse bowl with Emily Johnston placing fifth individually. In hippology, the team was fourth overall with Emily Johnston placing third individually and Rebecca Turner placing sixth. In horse judging, the team placed second with Rebecca Turner placing fourth, and Kaitlen Rainey placing eighth.
GLOCO members win at state show
Members of the GLOCO 4-H horse club in Gloucester were successful competitors in the 2011 Virginia 4-H Horse Educational Weekend held Friday through Sunday in Lexington. Among the senior GLOCO members, Megan Wilson-Bost and Monet Wilson took first place in team presentations, earning to southern regional competition in July.
In hippology, Wilson-Bost was ninth in test and slides, Wilson was 10th in judging and the senior team was seventh overall. In horse judging, Wilson-Bost was first in performance judging, fourth in reasons, eighth in halter judging, and fifth overall to secure a place on the state horse judging team. The GLOCO seniors were fourth overall in judging.
Among the junior GLOCO members, Lacie Dunston was first in individual presentations, Anna Henderson-Cox was seventh, and Trey Cox was eighth. In hippology, Trey Cox was seventh in judging, and the team was ninth overall. In horse judging, Henderson-Cox was first in performance judging and ninth overall, Trey Cox was seventh in halter judging, and the team was sixth overall.
In the Southeast District Horse Bowl, Wilson-Bost was sixth overall individually and Henderson-Cox was third.