2019 NC State 4-H Horse Judging Contest Winners

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The 2019 N.C. 4-H Horse Judging contest was held April 13 at Martin Community College in Williamston, NC. The contest featured nine classes; three halter and six performance. 84 4-H’ers competed in the following divisions: Junior Rookie, Senior Rookie, Junior, and Senior. New for 2019, the rookie division was for youth that had never competed in a horse judging contest before. Holly Riddick from Perquimans County and Melody Gosnell from Duplin County won the junior and senior champion awards.

In the junior division, the Cabarrus county team coached by Laura Harper took first place honors. Champion team member Abby Ragan was also the high individual in halter. High Junior individual in performance, reasons and overall was Kealy Reynolds from Cabarrus County. Kealy was coached by Ashleigh Miller.

The Johnston county senior team, coached by Kate McAlinn and Wendy Shepherd won the champion team plaque. Champion team member EmmaRose Church won high individual in performance. Cassandra Sigmon from Alamance County won first place in halter, oral reasons and overall for the senior division.

For a complete list of all the winners and pictures, please visit the N.C. 4-H Horse Program Educational Contest Results page.