They’re winners: Davie 4-hers bring home awards from state horse show

Published 10:46 am Friday, July 14, 2023

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The Davie Tails and Trails 4H Club sent eight members to the 2023 NC State 4H Horse Show.

They qualified at the district show in May.  Members participated in Hunt Seat, Western, and Dressage Divisions.

“We are very proud of all our members,” said Charity Green, 4-H volunteer. “Everyone brought home a ribbon, and this is a huge accomplishment as some of their classes had over 30 riders.”

Some of the classes are judged on the horse and rider combination, some are more focused on just the rider (equitation and horsemanship) and some had patterns and jumps.

• Ella Sanders and Evie “Grey Skies” were in the Rookie Walk/Trot Division bringing home a fourth overall. Other placements:  Rookie Showmanship, 6th; Rookie W/T under saddle , 4th; Rookie W/T equitation, 10th; Rookie Hunter Hack, 3rd; and Cross Rails Working Hunter Over Fences, 3rd.

• Katie Mae Green and Zoey “Shez Gotcha Watchin” were the Stock Type Hunter Champion. Other placements:  Horsemanship Medal Class, 5th (To participate in this class 4-Hers  had to get 1st or 2nd at the Qualifying Show. All ages show together in this class at the State Show).

• Katie Mae Green and Bullseye “Chic Chesterton” were the Junior Ranch Division Reserved Champion. Other placements: Junior Versatility, 5th in this class where participants show the same horse Hunt Seat, Western, execute a Patter and run Texas Barrels.

• Chloe McCune and Hope “My Only Hope” were the Junior Hunter Horse Reserved Champion, as well as Hunt Seat Equitation Medal Class.

• Chloe McCune and Alice “Catch This” were the Junior Hunter Pony Champion, and were third in Hunt Seat Equitation Medal Class.

• Chloe McCune and Domino “Double 9’s Domino”: Dressage Training Level Test , 8th; and Maiden CT Dressage Phase (USDF Intro Test C),1st.

• Rachel Hudgins and Missy had a great first 4h State Show with these placements: Rookie W/T Hunter Hack, 10th; Rookie  W/T equitation, 7th; Rookie W/T under saddle, 7th; and Cross Rails Working Hunter Over Fences, 4th.

• McKinley Boyles and Breezy: Short Stirrup Hunter Hack, 1st; Short Stirrup Working Hunter Over Fences, 10th; and Junior Costume Class, Bat Man and Robin came in 9th place.

• Ava Hylton and Louie “Better Than Chocolate”:  Cross Rails Working Hunter Over Fences, 9th.