Area riders compete at state event Clay County 4-H horse project members were very successful recently during State 4-H Horse Show competitions. The show was held Aug. 30 and 31 at the state fairgrounds in Huron. Seventeen members had 34 entries in 18 events during the show.
In the senior division, JoAnna Strom received a purple ribbon and grand champion in Senior English Showmanship. She also received a purple ribbon in Senior Trail and blue ribbon in Senior Hunt Seat Equitation. Sarah Plate received a purple ribbon in Senior Trail, a red ribbon in Senior Western Riding and a red ribbon in Senior Hunter Equitation Over Fences. In Senior Barrels, Sandra Geuther received a blue ribbon and in Senior Western Riding she received a blue ribbon.
In the junior division, Brett Bancroft was awarded a blue ribbon in Junior Trail. Adrianne Logue received a purple ribbon in Junior Trail, a blue ribbon in Junior Hunt Seat Equitation and a blue ribbon in Junior English Showmanship.
A purple ribbon was awarded to Troy Donnelly in Junior Barrels. Donnelly also received a purple ribbon in Junior Poles and a red ribbon in Junior Trail. Madeleine Pace earned a blue ribbon in Junior Barrel Racing, a blue ribbon in Junior Stock Seat Equitation and a red ribbon in Junior Western Showmanship.
In Junior Pole Bending, Dana Nelson was presented with a blue ribbon. Katie Sokolowski earned grand champion and purple ribbon in Junior Pleasure Driving. Sokolowski also received a purple ribbon in Junior English Showmanship. Joseph Ensminger earned a red ribbon in Junior Western Showmanship. A red ribbon was awarded to Kayla Geuther in the Junior Western Riding event.
Brittany Rederick was awarded blue ribbons in Junior Stock Seat Equitation, Junior Western Showmanship and Junior Trail. Blue ribbons were earned by Jessica DeBuhr in Junior Hunt Seat Equitation � Pony, Junior Stock Seat Equitation and Junior Poles � Pony.
In the beginner division, Kiera Kintigh earned a blue in Beginner Stock Seat Equitation. Samantha Smith was awarded a blue in Beginner Western Showmanship and Dana Nelson earned a blue ribbon in Beginner Western Showmanship.
Adrianne Logue participated in horse judging during the State Fair Horse Show and received a blue ribbon for her efforts.
Taylor Geu received a blue ribbon on his demonstration titled "Helmet Safety".