2021 NC State 4-H Horse Judging Contest Results
The 2021 NC State 4-H Horse Judging Contest was the first face-to-face event the NC 4-H Horse Program has held in over a year! We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and being so helpful and following all the COVID protocols for the event. We also are extremely grateful to the staff and students of the Saint Andrews University Equestrian Center for serving as the hosts for the contest. The classes and facilities they provided for us were top-notch.
We had 12 Senior Rookies and 9 Junior Rookies that competed in the event for the first time! In the senior division, there were 17 contestants and 2 teams. The junior division had 12 contestants and 2 teams.
Sweeping the individual Junior Awards (Halter, Performance, Reasons, Overall) was Saona Wilcox from Alamance County. The top junior division team was the Union County team coached by Samantha Taylor. Team members were Addison Taylor, Shelby Taylor, Aubrey Porter, and Emery Atkinson. Ella Weaver from Forsyth County was the high-scoring Junior Rookie Individual.
In the Senior Division, Hannah Williams from Union County was the high individual in Halter. Abi Burgess from Alamance County was the top scorer in Performance, Reasons, and Overall. Samantha Taylor coached the Union County Senior Team to a first-place win. Team members were Hannah Ford, Hannah Williams, Charlize Colon, and Olivia Hill. Andie Nielsen from Halifax County captured the Senior Rookie High Individual prize.
Andi Setser from Macon county and Zachary Garber from Union county were Cloverbud participants in the event.
We are so thankful to the sponsors that helped make this event possible:
Silver Award Sponsor: Bill Crouse
Supporting Sponsors: Wake County 4-H Horse Program & Kate McAlinn
To view results from the different contest divisions, click the links below.