2021 Alumni Showmanship Results

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During the Saturday evening program of the 2021 NC 4-H State Horse Show, the second annual Alumni Showmanship class was held. Fifteen NC 4-H Horse Program Alumni battled it out to win three prizes: Class Champion, Sponsorship Challenge Winner, and Most Fly Alumni. $2536 was raised for the NC 4-H Horse Program Emergency Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to deserving NC 4-H’ers so they can participate in educational events and shows.

Rockingham County 4-H alumnae Laura Sheets, and Fort Knox were the overall class winners. Reserve class champion honors went to former Wake county Jammin’ Hooves leader Bill Crouse. Mr. Bill clogged his pattern to Rocky Top! Nick Benzick, also from Wake County, made a generous donation and was the sponsorship challenge winner. Alaina Cross anonymously performed her pattern in a very furry and large pig costume and earned the title of Most Fly Alumni.

Thank you to all that participated and we cannot wait to see what everyone brings to the table in 2022!

Name Horse’s Name Placing
Laura Sheets Fort Knox 1
Mr. Bill Crouse LB Mocha Supreme 2
Jessica McVey Heza Dark Chocolate 3
Nick Benzick Cute As A Button 4
Samantha Taylor Heza Dark Chocolate 5
Sarah Pack Adrenaline Rush 6
Marlo King Sweet Escape 7
Micah Furr Dictadora 8
Kaylee Christenberry Best of Invite Moonlite 9
Alaina Cross Sweet Escape 10
Amber Nead Southern Heir
Caitlin Gantt Count for Time
Nicole Worth Konas Tuff Bar
Raven Brianna Colbert The Iron Due Gooder
Connie Johnson My Mercedes Moves
Girl with horse holding award

Alumni Showmanship Class Winner Laura Sheets

Girl holding award with man leading a horse in background

Alumni Showmanship Reserve Champion Bill Crouse

Man leading a horse

Alumni Showmanship Sponsorship Challenge Winner Nick Benzick

Woman in pink suit holding a ribbon

2021 Most Fly Alumni Alaina Cross