WyoBraska Horse Judging Event hosted by Niobrara

LUSK - On June 18, the 7th Annual WyoBraska 4-H Horse Judging Contest was held at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds, despite the rain. Thirty 4-H members from across the state gathered to learn more about the horse industry and judging from clinicians Jenny Ingwerson-Niemann, University of Wyoming, Equine Specialist and University of Wyoming Equine Intern, Josey Bailey. After lunch, the members were able to evaluate three performance classes; Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure and Reining. They also judged two halter classes; Aged Geldings and Three-year old geldings. Awards were presented to the top three individuals in each of the three age divisions, along with an overall highpoint and an adult division. Winners of the Jr. Division ( 8-10 years old) were: 1st – Cora Taylor, Niobrara County, 2nd – Addisyn Wilkins, Goshen County, 3rd – Anna Frederick, Goshen County. Winners of the Intermediate Division (11-13 years old) were: 1st – Kenzie Wilkins, Goshen County, 2nd – Jami Garson, Goshen County, 3rd – Callie Taylor, Niobrara County. Winners of the Senior Division (14-18 years old) were: 1st – Brynn Zwetzig, Converse County, 2nd – Kylie Carson, Goshen County, 3rd – Cora Frederick, Goshen County. The Overall Highpoint winner was Brynn Zwetzig. The Adult Division winner was Corrina Knighten, Campbell County. Thank you to Chris Jensen, Hillary Brown, Jessie Reed, Sadie Sturman, Krystal Peterson, Ben Hanson and Dan Hanson for bringing in horses, riding and handling to make the event a success. A special thank you to Ranchers Feed and Supply and Niobrara County 4-H Council for donating the awards presented. Thanks to the Extension Office Staff and interns for helping, Kitson Boldon for hours of preparation and Ronda Pfister for a great lunch.