Apple places at district 4-H horse show June 4

Steve Kraich, Texas County Ag/4-H Extension Educator said that two contestants from the Panhandle placed at the Northwest District 4-H Horse Show on Saturday, June 4, at the Woodward Rodeo Arena, Woodward County Fairgrounds.

Clint Apple from Kcnton, placed as Reserve High Point Junior in the Western Timed Events, with point accumulations from 3 rd Junior Pole bending, 3 rd Junior Stake Race, 3 rd Junior Barrel Race. Clint also placed 4 th Geldings six years and older, 7 th Junior Showmanship, 2nd Junior Western Pleasure, 5 th Junior Western Horsemanship, 3rd Reigning and 4th Junior Trail.

Brittany Beattie of Texhoma placed 1 st in Intermediate Pole bending, 1 st Intermediate Stake Race and 3rd Intermediate Barrel Race.

The- Forty-six youth from fifteen of the seventeen counties in the district competed in one or more of forty different classes offered with their steeds.

Competition began at 9 a.m. and finished around 7 p.m., according to Kevin Hackett, NW District 4-H and Youth Development Specialist. He went on to share that riders 9 to 19 years of age came from an area that ranges from Kenton to Deer Creek, and from the Kansas-Oklahoma line south to Guthrie and across to the Texas Panhandle.

The show was a qualifying event for the State 4-H Horse Show to be held at the Chisholm Trail Pavilion on the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Enid, June 23-25, 2005. All 4-Hers placing, in the top 10 of a class are eligible to enter that respective class at the State 4-H Horse Show. Additional 4-Hers will qualify based on classes with over 10 participants. Forty-two of the top 4-Hers at the state show will be eligible to attend the Southern Region 4-H Horse Championships August 1-6,2005 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Track awards were presented to individuals placing in the top five of each class and ribbons were awarded to the top 15 in each class. Championship belt buckles and reserve champion hat, bags or tack boxes were presented to the high point 4-Hers in Western Judged Events, English Judged Events and Western Timed Events, three different age divisions, Junior (9-12 years old); Intermediate (13-14 years old); and Senior (15-19 years old).

This educational opportunity, like all Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service/4-H Youth Development programs, are open to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age or disability.

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