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2016 Equine Ambassadors are selected

Newly selected 2016-17 Adams County Equine Ambassadors include, from left to right, Addi Jackson, Ryanna Shear, and Karlie Harper. They will represent the equine program at the 2016 Fair and in a variety of parades this fall.
Newly selected 2016-17 Adams County Equine Ambassadors include, from left to right, Addi Jackson, Ryanna Shear, and Karlie Harper. They will represent the equine program at the 2016 Fair and in a variety of parades this fall.

The Adams County 4-H Horse Committee has selected three Equine Ambassadors for the coming year. The new Ambassadors will participate in the 2016 Fair parade on Sunday, July 10, help out with horse shows during the Fair, and represent the program at horse shows and in local parades this fall.
The Ambassadors selected for the 2016-17 season include:
Karlie Harper, 18, from Stout: Karlie recently graduated from Manchester High School and will be attending Morehead State University in the fall. She is the daughter of Brent and Mary Harper and is a member of Lawshe Shadow Riders 4-H Club. She is a 10-year 4-H member and a member of the Ohio Valley FFA Chapter for two years. Additionally, she has participated on the Adams County Equine Education Team. Karlie will exhibit her Tennessee Walking horse, Patches, at this year’s Fair.
Addison Jackson, 15, from Winchester: Addi is a sophomore at North Adams High School. She is the daughter of Brad and Jennifer Sumpter and has been a member of the Blazing Saddles 4-H Club for six years. Additionally, Addi is in her second year of participating on the Adams County Equine Education Team. Addi will exhibit her Quarter Horses, Rocket and Jimmy Tucker, at the Fair.
Ryanna Shearer, 15, from Peebles: Ryanna is a junior at Peebles High School. She is the daughter of Brian and Kara Shearer and has been a member of Stirrin’ Up Dust 4-H Club for five years and the Peebles FFA Chapter for two years. Ryanna is in her second year of participating on the Adams County Equine Education Team. Ryanna will exhibit her Quarter horses, Glitter and Lilly, at the Fair.
The Equine Ambassador program is open to both boys and girls completing 7th-12th grades who are actively enrolled in Adams County 4-H or FFA equine projects.  Up to three Ambassadors are selected annually by a panel of judges. This year’s judges included Victoria Esquivel and Laura Knight, both volunteer instructors at the 2016 Adams County 4-H Horse Camp. Sam DeAtley and Sharon Miley, both members of the Adams County 4-H Horse Committee, are coordinating this year’s program.

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