Liberty County 4-H’ers Anna Beasley, Laela Blumer and Emily Egner won multiple championships at the State 4-H Horse Show in Perry June 15.
As members of the Liberty County 4-H Horse Club, each leased a 4-H project horse to compete, according to Liberty County Extension 4-H agent Kasey Bozeman. As part of their 4-H project, the youth had to care for their horses and document their actions. Months of training and practices led up to the show.
“These equestrians are familiar with the show ring, but new to the 4-H scene,” Bozeman said. “They had to study extensive horse knowledge for the 4-H horse test given to each competitor prior to competing in their riding classes. For their first time competing at the State 4-H Horse Show, each lady did an excellent job.”
• Junior saddleseat equitation (trotting) champion
• Junior saddleseat pleasure (trotting) champion
• Junior saddleseat pattern reserve champion
• Cloverleaf saddleseat equitation champion
• Cloverleaf saddleseat pleasure champion
• Cloverleaf saddleseat showmanship in-hand champion
• Junior saddleseat showmanship in-hand champion
• Junior saddleseat pattern champion
• Junior saddleseat equitation (trotting) reserve champion
• Junior saddleseat pleasure (trotting) reserve champion
Blumer also finished as the Cloverleaf saddleseat high point champion. Beasley won the sportsmanship award for saddleseat.
The girls ride at Southern Legacy Stables, and are instructed by Caitlin Jarriel, who also competed in 4-H as a child, and was a state and regional champion.
“Taking these girls to the 4-H horse show was a special moment for me,” Jarriel said. “I loved 4-H growing up, and it taught me a great deal about horses. Over the past few months, Emily, Anna, and Laela have been working hard preparing for the show. They studied the test material, taught their horses how to perform in-hand, and worked on their horsemanship and equitation skills. When it was time to enter the ring, they were ready! I could not be more proud of their results!”
For more information about Liberty County 4-H, contact Bozeman at 876-2133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.