Gloucester County was well represented at the 4-H Horse Southern Regional Educational Competitions held July 28-29 in Clemson, S.C.
The Hippology Team from Saddle Smarts 4-H Club, consisting of Alyson Brown, Shelley Brown, Lilly Johnston and Sara Hood, took fifth place in the exam phase, fourth place in the stations phase, seventh place in the judging phase and fourth place overall.
Individually, Alyson Brown took sixth place in the stations phase, ninth place in the judging phase and fifth place overall. Individually, Shelley Brown placed first in the exam phase, second in the stations phase, fourth in the judging phase and first place overall.
In public speaking, Alyson Brown took sixth place with her speech, "The Effects of Horse Racing." She is planning to take part in the national 4-H competition in Louisville, Ky., in November.
Shelley Brown and Megan Wilson Bost competed together in horse judging with the Virginia State Horse Judging Team. Their team placed first in the halter section, third in the performance section, first in the reasons section, and first place overall.
Individually, Shelley Brown took sixth place in the halter section, and ninth place overall. Megan Wilson Bost took fourth place in the halter section, fifth in the performance section, second place in the reasons section and second place overall.
Gloucester also competed in the Horse Bowl contest with a team consisting of Megan Wilson Bost, Sara Hood, Lilly Johnston, Ilia Cambell and Jessica Torres. Megan Wilson Bost placed eighth individually overall and the team as a whole placed fifth.