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Nancy Lambert: Stockmen's Association youth rabbit show and clinic set for Saturday

  • Members of the 2019 Saline County 4-H Trailblazers pose for a picture before beginning their competition in the Regional 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Contest held recently. From left are Wyatt Arnold, Hannah Haney, Emersyn Smith, Avie Counts, Shelby Pribble, Hannah Wenzel, Raegan Smith, and Joy Richey.

    Members of the 2019 Saline County 4-H Trailblazers pose for a picture before beginning their competition in the Regional 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Contest held recently. From left are Wyatt Arnold, Hannah Haney, Emersyn Smith, Avie Counts, Shelby Pribble, Hannah Wenzel, Raegan Smith, and Joy Richey.
    COURTESY OF NANCY LAMBERT

 
By Nancy Lambert
Contributing writer
updated: 5/1/2019 10:47 AM

The Saline County Stockmen's Association will hold its Annual Youth Rabbit Show and Clinic on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Saline County Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the clinic and show begin at 10 a.m.

This show is open to all youth ages 6-19, and classes will be determined based on the number of entries. Awards will be given for the top three places in each class and for the Best of Show.

There is no entry fee and each class will pay at least three places. This is a clinic, so bring your questions for the judge.

For Saline County 4-H Rabbit exhibitors, this is your opportunity to have your rabbits tattooed for the July 4-H Rabbit Show. Exhibitors are reminded that rabbit entries and their identifying tattoo numbers must be reported to the Extension office on the yellow Livestock Registration Form before May 15.

Contact Cindy Boulds at (618) 294-0047 for more information.

Horse Bowl and Hippology Winners

Congratulations to all our Horse Bowl/Hippology winners in the Southern Regional Horse Bowl and Hippology Contest held on March 30, 2019 at the Southern Illinois University Agricultural Facilities in Carbondale.

Team members were Wyatt Arnold, Hannah Haney, Emersyn Smith, Avie Counts, Shelby Pribble, and Hannah Wenzel. Joy Richey served as coach for the team, with Raegan Smith assisting her as coach of the Junior Horse Bowl Team.

Shelby Pribble placed second in Jr. Hippology. Shelby is also giving a speech at the state competition. Hannah Wenzel qualified for state with an eighth place in Intermediate Hippology. She was also the sixth place high individual in Jr. Horse Bowl.

Avie Counts placed sixth in Sr. Hippology, which qualifies her to advance to the state competition. In addition, Avie was a member of the winning Senior Horse Bowl team along with members from Union County and Marion County. In individual Horse Bowl scoring, she was 5th high individual.

Hannah Haney was the third high placing individual in Horse Bowl scores. She was not eligible to participate in Hippology because of her National Competition last year. She did help with the scoring of the Hippology stations. Emersyn Smith placed 10th in Junior Hippology, and Wyatt Arnold placed 12th in Junior Hippology.

Congratulations to all!

• Nancy Lambert is the program coordinator for the Saline County 4-H.