4-Hers attend camp, compete in horse show

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By Roberta Hunt

Fireworks, fried apple pies, boating, swimming, archery, campfire– all of the words say summer fun!  That’s what Washington County 4-Her’s experienced and more, June 29 – July 2  at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp.  Thirty-one campers and counselors from Washington County joined with Taylor, LaRue, Meade and Russell counties for a week of camp activities and fun. Those attending from Washington County were: Taylor Blandford, Kati Bottoms, Charlie Brewer, Halie Browning, Heather Byrd, Morgan Donahue, Amber Eby, Kayla Edelen, Katherine Fields, Brittany Greenwell, Victoria Hamilton, Autumn Hood, Courtnei Long, Alex Mattingly, Elizabeth Montgomery, Kristen Murphy, Fauna Parimore, Elizabeth Rice, Olivia Taylor, Courtney Walls, Brooke Williams, Emily Hall, Erianna Newton, Reno Boone, Brian Mendoza, Isidora Mendoza and Edwin Mendoza.

I hope you enjoy the 4-H camp photos this week.  Thanks to The Springfield Sun for publishing the photos.


Washington County 4-H Young Riders came home with top awards from the annual State 4-H Horse Show held, June 28 – July 3  at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Louisville.  For the past several years, Brandon Wells has brought home the High Point Walking Horse award for his age division at the state show.  This year was no exception with Brandon winning High Point in Walkingdivision III with his horse Blaze.  He received high point by winning first in Showmanship III, first in English Plantation Pleasure and first  in Western Plantation Pleasure.  Brandon also won sixth place with his yearling at halter.  

Winning Reserve High Point in Walking Horse division III was Tyler Adams showing Midnight Sky Pretender.  This was Tyler’s first year to show at the State 4-H Horse Show.  Tyler received second in Western Country Pleasure Walking, third in Trail Pleasure Walking and fourth in Sr. Stock Seat Equitation.  

Also competing in the Walking division III classes were Brittany Wells and Issac Milburn.  They both followed Brandon and Tyler in the high point count.  Brittany received second in Showmanship III, second in Sr. Walking Seat Equitation, fourth in English Plantation Pleasure and ninth in Western Plantation Pleasure with her horse, A Pretender.  Brittany received seventh  with her yearling at halter.  Issac received first  with his yearling at halter.  He also received fourth in English Country Pleasure, fourth  in Western Country Pleasure and fourth in Trail Pleasure Walking showing his horse, Blue.

Just in her second year of showing, Katie Carney showed Shady Connection to win High Point Racking division I.  Katie received seventh in Showmanship I, sixth in Western Country Pleasure Racking and sixth in Trail Pleasure Racking.

Also showing in the 4-H Walking Horse Show were Michelle Gribbins showing Cruz and Kaley Loudenburgshowing Cash.  Michelle won sixth place in Sr. Stock Seat Equitation and also rode in Trail Pleasure Walking, Western Country Pleasure and Showmanship II.  Kaley, in her first year at state, showed in Showmanship II.

Abagael Murphy showed in the Hunter division of the State 4-H Horse Show.  Abagael won sixth place in Baby Green Walk/Trot over Cross Rails and received blue ribbons in the Hunter Under Saddle Walk/Trot and blue in Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot.

Club member, Suzanne Spalding, showed in the Western Pleasure division of the State 4-H Horse Show.  Suzanne won first place in Sr. Western Versatility, fourth in Western Pleasure and ninth in Hunter Under Saddle.

Congratulations to all of the club members for an outstanding job!  Pictures of all of the Young Riders Club members that showed will be placed in The Springfield Sun as soon as possible.


Photos and results from the District 4 Shooting Sports competitions, State 4-H Communications Day and other summer 4-H events will be included as soon as possible.  With the large number of summer events and participants, it will take several weeks to catch up with the results and photos.  Thank you to The Springfield Sun for helping us recognize all of the young people and their accomplishments!

    There is still time for 4-H members to register for the summer 4-H Cooking Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, July 21 from noon to 2:30 p.m.  Only ten will be accepted for the class on a first come, first serve basis.  The deadline to register is Friday, July 17.