NC 4-H’ers Capture Wins at 2021 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up

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The North Carolina 4-H Horse Program Delegation had an outstanding showing at the recent Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up in Louisville, Kentucky. Teams and individuals from 25 different states competed in Horse Judging, Horsebowl, Hippology, and Communications events. North Carolina was represented very well in all events, capturing the Hippology Team, Horsebowl Team, Horsebowl Individual, Team Presentation, and Horse Judging Team champion titles.

The NC 4-H Hippology team, coached by Wake County leader Beth Morgan, was 1st overall, 1st in written, 1st in stations, 7th in judging, and 5th in team problem. All four team members placed in the overall top ten standings. The team also placed second overall at the All American Quarter Horse Congress Contest in Columbus Ohio.

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The 2021 Hippology team coached by Beth Morgan (Wake County, top): L to R, Bottom to Top: Savannah Lindsey (Cumberland County), Madie Noblin (Wake County), Annie Winter (Wake County), and Raegan Shepherd (Johnston County). At the Eastern National 4-H Roundup, the team was 7th in the judging phase, 1st in the stations phase, 1st in the exam phase, 5th in the team problem phase, and was the champion overall team. Individually, Savannah was 3rd, Annie was 6th, Madie was 7th, and Raegan was 9th.

The NC 4-H Horsebowl team went undefeated in four matches to earn 1st place honors. Hannah Williams won the high-scoring individual title, earning a $500 scholarship sponsored by the New Horizons Equine Education Center, and a trophy from the Arabian Horse Association. Coached by Chatham County volunteer leaders Mary Dickerson and Ruth Vorder Bruegge, the team was also the reserve champions at the All American Quarter Horse Congress Contest in Columbus Ohio.

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The 2021 Horse Bowl team, coached by Mary Dickerson and Ruthy Vorder-Bruegge (Chatham County, top): L to R, Bottom to Top: Hannah Williams (Union County), Samantha Durham (Chatham County), Stevie Neff-Sharum (Cumberland County), and Lauren Williams (Gaston County). The team won 1st place overall at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup. Individually, Hannah placed 1st, Stevie placed 3rd, and Lauren placed 7th overall.

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2021 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up Horsebowl High Individual, Hannah Williams. Hannah also placed 1st overall at the Quarter Horse Congress Contest.

The NC 4-H Communications team earned the Reserve Champion Communications team award for their collective scores in Individual Presentation, Public Speaking, and Team Presentation. Anastasia Smith and Austen-Stinson Miller were crowned Team Presentation champions with their “Hoof Busters” presentation. They both received bronze trophies from the Pinto Horse Association and $500 scholarships sponsored by APHA’s Horse IQ and St. Andrews University.

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The 2021 Communications Team were the Reserve Champions at the Eastern National 4-H Round-Up. Kyra Worth (Johnston) placed 9th in Individual Presentation, Cayden Lowe (Currituck) was 6th in Public Speaking, and Anastasia Smith and Austen-Stinson Miller (Orange) were 1st in Team Presentation.
Coaches were: Cameron Lowe (Public Speaking), Sarah Maddry (Team Presentation, Chris Williams and Tom Worth (Individual Presentation)

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Anastasia Smith and Austen Stinson-Miller (Orange County), coached by Sarah Maddry, won 1st place in the Team Presentation contest at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up

Samantha Taylor, Union County Volunteer leader, coached the 2021 NC 4-H Horse Judging Team to a first-place finish overall. The team was also first in halter and performance and second in reasons. Olivia Hill was the reserve high individual overall, receiving a trophy from the Arabian Horse Association.

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The 2021 Horse Judging team coached by Sam Taylor (Union County, center top): L to R, Bottom to Top: Abby Ragan (Cabarrus County), Victoria Smith (Chatham County), Abi Burgess (Alamance County), and Olivia Hill (Union County). At the Eastern National 4-H Roundup, the team was 1st in conformation, 1st in performance, 2nd in oral reasons, and was the champion overall team. Individually Olivia was 2nd, Abi was 4th, and Victoria was 9th.

Woman holding awards

Olivia Hill (Union County) won 2nd place individually in the Horse Judging contest at the
Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up

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2021 NC 4-H Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up Delegation

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Lori Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori StroudExtension Asst. - Horse Husbandry Call Lori Email Lori Animal Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Dec 8, 2021
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