Vermont 4-H Horse Show attracts 103 competitors Locals receive awards

At the Vermont 4-H State Horse Show, held July 10-13 at the Addison County Fair and Field Days site in New Haven, the 4-H’ers participated in a horse judging contest. Photo by Wendy Sorrell/UVM Extension
At the Vermont 4-H State Horse Show, held July 10-13 at the Addison County Fair and Field Days site in New Haven, the 4-H’ers participated in a horse judging contest. Photo by Wendy Sorrell/UVM Extension

More than 100 Vermont 4-H’ers turned out for the Vermont 4-H State Horse Show, July 10-13 at the Addison County Fair and Field Days site in New Haven. The annual event, sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H, attracted 79 4-H equestrians and 24 4-H club members who took part in a special Horseless Division.

The Hinesburg winners were as follows:

The overall winners in the 4-H divisions, based on points earned from fitting and showmanship, judging, quiz bowl, general knowledge test and 4-H project class, included:

BEGINNER: Reserve Champion–Chloe Stidsen of Hinesburg

In the English riding classes, based on combined scores in equitation, trail, pleasure and either road hack or hunter under saddle classes, the winners included:

SENIOR (16-18): Champion–Allison Henson of Hinesburg.
Henson also won the dressage high-point award.

To learn more about the Vermont 4-H Horse Program, contact Wendy Sorrell, UVM Extension 4-H livestock educator, at (802) 656-5418 or (800) 571-0668 (toll-free in Vermont).