Submitted by Carolyn Belczyk –
Eleven local 4-H members have qualified to represent Adams County in two or more classes at the annual Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show. The show takes place on the State Fairgrounds in Columbus from Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29.
Adams County qualifiers and their classes include:
Baylie Clough, Peebles, daughter of Alan and Mindy Clough and member of the Lawshe Shadow Riders 4-H Club – Easy Gaited Showmanship, Easy Gaited Equitation, English, and Easy Gaited Pleasure, English.
Dakota Crothers, West Union, son of Eddie and Angie Crothers and member of the Blazing Saddles 4-H Club – Horsemanship, Western Horse, Western Pleasure Horse, and Ground Roping.
Damian Dionne, Winchester, son of Charles and Annette Coday and member of the West Fork Wonders 4-H Club – Driving Reinsmanship, Pony and Pleasure Driving, Pony.
Jacob Eldridge, Seaman, son of Jacob Eldridge and Patsy Eldridge and member of the Lawshe Shadow Riders 4-H Club – Barrels, Keyhole, and Stakes Race.
Nick Fisher, Peebles, son of Kevin and Angie Fisher and member of the Lawshe Shadow Riders 4-H Club – Barrels, Keyhole, Poles, and Stakes Race.
Shaye Goon, Winchester, daughter of Taylor and Jessica Goon and member of the West Fork Wonders 4-H Club – Barrels and Stakes Race.
Kenton Gray, Stout, son of Justin and Lindsay Gray and member of the Green Hustlers 4-H Club – Easy Gaited Equitation, English/Western, Easy Gaited Pleasure, English/Western, and Ground Roping.
Douglas Harper, Stout, son of Brent and Mary Harper and member of the Lawshe Shadow Riders 4-H Club – Showmanship, Western, Small Equine; Hunter in Hand, Small Equine; and Jumpers, Small Equine.
Karlie Harper, Stout, daughter of Brent and Mary Harper and member of the Lawshe Shadow Riders 4-H Club – Easy Gaited Equitation, Western and Easy Gaited Pleasure, Western.
Gracie Roades, Seaman, daughter of Jeff and Michelle Roades and member of the Stirrin Up Dust 4-H Club – Hunter Hack, Hunter Under Saddle, Intermediate Equitation Over Fences, and Low Hunter Over Fences.
Karrie Streber, Winchester, daughter of Jennifer Taylor and member of the Fantastic 4-H’ers – Showmanship, Western, Small Equine; Hunter in Hand, Small Equine; and Trail in Hand, Small Equine.
These youth qualified to participate in the State Junior Horse Show by receiving qualifying times in gymkhana classes or qualifying scores in pleasure, showmanship, and horsemanship or equitation classes in one of two PAS (Performance Against the Standard) horse shows held at the Adams County fairgrounds in June. The shows were judged by trained and certified PAS Show judges and were managed by the Adams County 4-H Horse Committee, chaired by Edie Schwamberger.
In all, 53 Adams County 4-H members completed horse projects and participated in the recent Adams County Fair.