NC 4-H’ers Complete a Successful Fall Competition Season

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The North Carolina 4-H Horse Program is extremely proud of the 4-H’ers that represented the Program in the educational events at the Quarter Horse Congress and Eastern National 4-H Round Up. A full delegation of youth participated in both events and brought home numerous team and individual awards. These contests were the culmination of months of preparation, study and travel. A huge thank you to the coaches that prepared the youth and the parents that supported everyone’s efforts along the way.

Below is a breakdown of each event and the results for both contests.

Hippology

The 2014 NC 4-H Hippology team was coached by Wake County 4-H Leader, Beth Morgan. Beth is a NC 4-H Horse Program alumnae who competed at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up as a youth. The team was comprised of Anna Ahlers from Wake County, Laura Dickerson from Chatham County, Micah Furr from Rowan County and Allie Pickard from Alamance County. The girls had an outstanding contest at the Quarter Horse Congress, and defeated 17 other teams to take home the top prize. A total of 9 individual awards were won in addition to 5 team awards, including a high overall individual win by Anna Ahlers.  The Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Contest had a total of 19 Hippology teams competing. Amongst very tough competition, the NC team finished third overall and just 4 points out of second place.  Once again, NC’s Anna Ahlers took home the high overall individual award and a $500 scholarship from the American Quarter Horse Association.

Quarter Horse Congress Champion Hippology Team. L to R: Anna Ahlers, Laura Dickerson, Beth Morgan, Allie Pickard, Micah Furr

Quarter Horse Congress Champion Hippology Team.
L to R: Anna Ahlers, Laura Dickerson, Beth Morgan, Allie Pickard, Micah Furr

Quarter Horse Congress Hippology Results

Written Exam: 1st place team

Individuals:

1. Anna Ahlers

3. Laura Dickerson

8. Allie Pickard

Team Problem: 1st place team

 Judging: 5th place team

10. Anna Ahlers

Stations: 1st place team

Individuals

1. Anna Ahlers

9. Allie Pickard

Overall: 1st place team

Individuals

1. Anna Ahlers

5. Laura Dickerson

8. Allie Pickard

Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Hippology Results

Second place Stations Team at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up. L to R: Anna Ahlers, Laura Dickerson, Allie Pickard, Micah Furr

Second place Stations Team at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up. L to R: Anna Ahlers, Laura Dickerson, Allie Pickard, Micah Furr

Written Exam: 3rd place team

Individuals:

1. Anna Ahlers

7. Laura Dickerson

Stations: 2nd place team

Individuals

1. Anna Ahlers

Team Problem: 3rd place team

Overall: 3rd place team

Individuals

1. Anna Ahlers

Wake County 4-H'er Anna Ahlers captured 1st place individual in Written Exam, Stations and Overall at the 2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up.

Wake County 4-H’er Anna Ahlers captured 1st place individual in Written Exam, Stations and Overall at the 2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up.

Horsebowl

North Carolina’s 2014 Horsebowl team was made up of Alamance County 4-H’ers Rachel Rezin and Alexandria Knudson, Wake County 4-H’er Hannah Sather and Johnston County 4-H’er Tori Gwaltney.

4-H Horse Program Alumnae and former Congress, Eastern National and AQHYA World Champion, Lindsay Riddell served as this year’s coach. Lindsay is a leader from Alamance County. The Horsebowl team went undefeated in all rounds at the Quarter Horse Congress and came home with the Congress trophy. At the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up, the North Carolina team lost in the third round to the team from Maryland and went into the loser’s bracket. After winning several matches, they met back up with the undefeated Maryland team in the championship round. At the end of the match, the score was tied and went into a five question tie breaker. The NC team came out on top at the end of the tie breaker questions and forced a second championship match to determine the overall winner. In the last match, the team fell to the Maryland team and finished second overall.

Congress Horsebowl Champions. L to R: Lindsay Riddell, Alexandria Knudson, Rachel Rezin, Tori Gwaltney and Hannah Sather.

Congress Horsebowl Champions. L to R: Lindsay Riddell, Alexandria Knudson, Rachel Rezin, Tori Gwaltney and Hannah Sather.

Quarter Horse Congress Horsebowl Results

Overall: 1st place team

Individuals

2. Rachel Rezin

3. Hannah Sather

5. Alexandria Knudson

Horsebowl Team Reserve Champions 2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up. L to R: Lindsay Riddell, Tori Gwaltney, Hannah Sather, Rachel Rezin, Alexandria Knudson

Horsebowl Team Reserve Champions 2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up. L to R: Lindsay Riddell, Tori Gwaltney, Hannah Sather, Rachel Rezin, Alexandria Knudson

Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Horsebowl Results

Overall: 2nd place team

Individuals

5. Hannah Sather

8. Rachel Rezin

Communications

North Carolina sent two individuals and one team in the presentation categories at the Quarter Horse Congress. Polk County 4-H’er Bradley Kay’s individual presentation on Poisonous Plants wowed the judges, with a near perfect score of 199, to capture first place honors. Katriana VonWindheim, from Wake County, won fourth place with her presentation that detailed her 9 month battle to treat her mare’s proud flesh wound. In the team presentation contest, Chatham County 4-H’ers Julie Dickerson and Kirsten Gregory were awarded second place for their sophisticated presentation on equine heart disorders.

NC 4-H'ers win awards in the Quarter Horse Congress Communications Contests. L to R: Bradley Kay, Julie Dickerson, Kirsten Gregory and Katriana VonWindheim

NC 4-H’ers win awards in the Quarter Horse Congress Communications Contests. L to R: Bradley Kay, Julie Dickerson, Kirsten Gregory and Katriana VonWindheim

Quarter Horse Congress Presentation Results

Individual

1. Bradley Kay

4. Katriana Von Windheim

Team

2. Julie Dickerson & Kirsten Gregory

At the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up, NC’s Communications team consisted of Polk County 4-H’er Bradley Kay in individual presentation, Currituck County 4-H’er Jamie Hauser in Public Speaking and Chatham County 4-H’ers Kirsten Gregory and Julie Dickerson in team presentation. For the first time since the State Communications Team Award was started in 2011, North Carolina won top honors. The state was presented with the traveling trophy from the Florida 4-H Horse Program. In addition to the team communications award, Bradley Kay won second place in individual presentation and Kirsten Gregory and Julie Dickerson won second place in team presentation. A special thank you to Emily Kay, Daphne Hauser and Mary Dickerson for serving as coaches for these talented young ladies.

2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Communications Team Champions. L to R: Jamie Hauser, Kirsten Gregory, Bradley Kay and Julie Dickerson.

2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Communications Team Champions. L to R: Jamie Hauser, Kirsten Gregory, Bradley Kay and Julie Dickerson.

Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Presentation Results

Individual

2. Bradley Kay

 

2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Reserve Champion in Individual Presentation, Bradley Kay.

2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Reserve Champion in Individual Presentation, Bradley Kay.

Team

2. Julie Dickerson & Kirsten Gregory

2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Team Presentation  Reserve Champions. L to R: Julie Dickerson & Kirsten Gregory

2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Team Presentation Reserve Champions. L to R: Julie Dickerson & Kirsten Gregory

Horse Judging

 The North Carolina 4-H Horse Judging team started out the fall season by sending a 3 person team to the Quarter Horse Congress Judging Contest. Johnston County 4-H’ers Megan Downs and Taylor Knittel and Chatham County 4-H’er Maddie Edwards came away with a 6th place team award in halter, and also place 5th as a team in performance, reasons and overall. Taylor also captured 3 individual awards.

2014 Quarter Horse Congress Judging Contest 5th place overall team. L to R: Maddie Edwards, Taylor Knittel, Megan Downs

2014 Quarter Horse Congress Judging Contest 5th place overall team. L to R: Maddie Edwards, Taylor Knittel, Megan Downs

Quarter Horse Congress Horse Judging Results

Hater Judging: 6th place team

Individual:

6. Taylor Knittel

Performance Judging: 5th place team

 Oral Reasons:  5th place team

Individual:

7. Taylor Knittel

 Overall: 5th place team

9. Taylor Knittel

At the Eastern National 4-H Horse Judging Contest, the team of Chatham County 4-H’er Maddie Edwards and Johnston County 4-H’ers Taylor Knittel, Mina Greenlee and Taylor Knittel finished strong, taking home the first place overall team award. 2014 marked the 4th straight year that North Carolina has brought home the traveling team trophy from the American Paint Horse Association. In addition to winning first place overall, the team placed second in conformation judging, and first in performance and oral reasons. This year’s team was coached by NCSU Extension  Horse Specialist Dr. Mike Yoder and Extension Assistant Lori Stroud.

2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Horse Judging Team Champions. L to R: Lori Stroud, Mina Greenlee, Taylor Knittel, Megan Downs, Maddie Edwards, Dr. Mike Yoder

2014 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Horse Judging Team Champions. L to R: Lori Stroud, Mina Greenlee, Taylor Knittel, Megan Downs, Maddie Edwards, Dr. Mike Yoder

Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up Horse Judging Results

Conformation Judging: 2nd place team

Performance Judging: 1st place team

Individuals:

3. Maddie Edwards

4. Taylor Knittel

10. Mina Greenlee

 Oral Reasons:  1st place team

Individual:

3. Maddie Edwards

8. Taylor Knittel

 Overall: 1st place team

4. Maddie Edwards

9. Taylor Knittel

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Photo of Lori StroudLori StroudExtension Asst. - Horse Husbandry (919) 515-5788 llstroud@ncsu.eduAnimal Science - NC State University
Updated on Nov 22, 2014
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