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New 4-H year begins, horse and pony show results announced

  • HI Point Champions and Reserve Champions from the 2019 Saline County 4-H Horse & Pony show are pictured from left: HI Point Pony - Hannah Wenzel, Reserve HI Point Pony - Shelby Pribble, HI Point Horse 8-10 - Braxton Davis, Reserve HI Point Horse 8-10 - Adriana Vinyard, HI Point Horse 11-13 - Peyton Folz, Reserve HI Point Horse 11-13 - Kailyn Williams, HI Point Horse 14-19 - Sierra Wilson, and Reserve HI Point Horse 14-19 - Mollie Peterson.

    HI Point Champions and Reserve Champions from the 2019 Saline County 4-H Horse & Pony show are pictured from left: HI Point Pony - Hannah Wenzel, Reserve HI Point Pony - Shelby Pribble, HI Point Horse 8-10 - Braxton Davis, Reserve HI Point Horse 8-10 - Adriana Vinyard, HI Point Horse 11-13 - Peyton Folz, Reserve HI Point Horse 11-13 - Kailyn Williams, HI Point Horse 14-19 - Sierra Wilson, and Reserve HI Point Horse 14-19 - Mollie Peterson.
    PHOTO COURTESY OF NANCY LAMBERT

  • Grand Champion Pony, Shelby Pribble, and Reserve Champion Pony, Hannah Wenzel, are pictured with their ribbons, gifts and banners, and Saline County Farm Bureau Manager, Marisa Davis, and directors, Tom Wilson and Jim Patterson.

    Grand Champion Pony, Shelby Pribble, and Reserve Champion Pony, Hannah Wenzel, are pictured with their ribbons, gifts and banners, and Saline County Farm Bureau Manager, Marisa Davis, and directors, Tom Wilson and Jim Patterson.
    PHOTO COURTESY OF NANCY LAMBERT

  • Saline County 4-H Grand Champions and Reserve Champions ribbon winners for their 2019 horse projects are pictured following the 4-H Horse & Pony Show held on July 23.  From left are:  Grand Champion Beginning Horseman, Adriana Vinyard, Grand Champion Intermediate Horseman, Lena Stokich, Reserve Champion Intermediate Horseman, Tate Miller, Grand Champion Advanced Horseman, Sierra Wilson, and Reserve Champion Advanced Horseman, Mollie Peterson.

    Saline County 4-H Grand Champions and Reserve Champions ribbon winners for their 2019 horse projects are pictured following the 4-H Horse & Pony Show held on July 23. From left are: Grand Champion Beginning Horseman, Adriana Vinyard, Grand Champion Intermediate Horseman, Lena Stokich, Reserve Champion Intermediate Horseman, Tate Miller, Grand Champion Advanced Horseman, Sierra Wilson, and Reserve Champion Advanced Horseman, Mollie Peterson.
    PHOTO COURTESY OF NANCY LAMBERT

  • Tate Miller, winner of the 2019 Saline County 4-H Horse & Pony Sportsmanship Award, is pictured with Larry and Valerie Allen, award sponsors.

    Tate Miller, winner of the 2019 Saline County 4-H Horse & Pony Sportsmanship Award, is pictured with Larry and Valerie Allen, award sponsors.
    COURTESY OF NANCY LAMBERT

 
By Nancy Lambert
Contributing writer
updated: 9/7/2019 12:41 PM

New 4-H year

Sept. 1 marks the beginning of the new 4-H Year! As we get ready for the New Year, invite a friend or two to your first club meeting and show them how much fun 4-H can be! Let's make 2019-2020 a great year for Saline County 4-H!

Current 4-H members are busy filling out records and county medal applications, which are due in the Extension office by today, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Also due on September 6 are the club secretary's book, the treasurer's book, the club scrapbook, and the club paperwork packets which were mailed to 4-H Club leaders.

Only members who turn in records are eligible to receive a plaque or trophy at Achievement Night.

If you would like information on how to become involved in Saline County 4-H, please call Nancy at the U of I Extension office in Saline County at (618) 252-8391. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Galatia Mayoral Proclamation

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, all Galatia area 4-H members were invited to come to the Galatia Village Hall Board Room to have a picture made with Mayor David Harrawood as he signed a proclamation declaring Galatia's support of National 4-H Week.

4-H Horse & Pony Show results

The 2019 Saline County 4-H Horse and Pony Show held on Tuesday, July 23, at the fairgrounds arena.

Exhibitors compete in the categories of Showmanship and Horsemanship/Gaited Equitation to receive Champion and Reserve Champion Pony and Horseman. Champion Pony (all ages) went to Shelby Pribble and Reserve Champion Pony went to Hannah Wenzel. Champion Beginning Horseman (ages 8-10) was Adriana Vinyard.

Champion Intermediate Horseman (ages 11-13) went to Lena Stokich, with Tate Miller receiving a Reserve Champion ribbon in this category. Champion Advanced Horseman (ages 14-19) went to Sierra Wilson and Reserve Champion Advanced Horseman went to Mollie Peterson.

In the HI Point categories, the exhibitors competed for points in the gaming classes: Poles, Barrels, and Flag. HI Point Horse (ages 8-10) went to Braxton Davis and Reserve HI Point Horse (ages 8-10) went to Adriana Vinyard. HI Point Horse (ages 11-13) went to Peyton Folz and Reserve HI Point Horse (ages 11-13) went to Kailyn Williams. HI Point Horse (ages 14-19) went to Sierra Wilson and Reserve HI Point Horse (ages 14-19) went to Mollie Peterson. HI Point Pony (all ages) went to Hannah Wenzel, with Shelby Pribble receiving Reserve HI Point Pony.

During the Trail Class setup, 14 people, the young and the young-at-heart, competed in the first Stick Horse Rodeo. Thanks to Valerie Allen for creating the stick horses and organizing the rodeo.

Before the ribbons and awards were presented, it was announced the Tate Miller won the Sportsmanship Award for his excellent behavior, manners and attitude throughout the show. Congratulations, Tate! And thanks, once again, to Valerie and Larry Allen for sponsoring the award.

Thanks to announcer Jamie Scherrer and Judge Dennis Mason. Thanks also to Holly Stokich and the 4-H Horse & Pony Committee, Chris Evans and the Saline County Fair staff for working so hard on the arena after the rain, and all who helped to make this show possible. And, we greatly appreciate all who made donations for our participation gifts. Congratulations to all of our Horse & Pony exhibitors!