First Posted: 1/25/2009
Eighteen Luzerne County 4-H horse members participated in the annual State 4-H Horse Show held at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. These members not only represented Luzerne County, but the seven counties that comprise the 4-H Horse District.
County winners in 4-H performance classes were:
Matthew Boyle, Shavertown, fifth in Pleasure Horse Driving
Thomas Boyle, Shavertown, fourth in Open Trail Horses, Jr. Rider
Helen Bunnell, Millville, first in Western Pleasure Ponies, sixth in Open Trail Ponies
Katie Hoffman, Lake Ariel, first in Western Pleasure Pairs, first in County Team
Lindsay Jayne, Dallas, third in Hunter Seat Equitation (over fences) Junior, ninth in Working Hunter Ponies, 10th in Hunter Under Saddle Ponies
Mallory Lefkowitz, Kingston, fourth in Hunter Under Saddle Ponies, ninth in Hunter Seat Equitation (over fences), Junior
Elizabeth Lewis, Falls, first in Western Riding, first In Western Pleasure Pairs, first in County Team, third in Novice Reining
Margaret Rupp, Dallas, first in County Team, second in Stock Seat Equitation Junior, third in Western Riding, fifth in Western Grooming & Showmanship Junior, 10th in Open Trail Horses, Junior Rider
Kayla Fine, Sweet Valley, sixth in English Pleasure Pairs
Samantha Zimmerman, Shavertown, sixth in English Pleasure Pairs
Megan Lee, Noxen, eighth in Western Pleasure Ponies;
In 4-H horse production classes, winners were:
Helen Bunnell, fourth in Western Pleasure-Four Year Old Pleasure Futurity
Brittany Galli, Laflin, second in Quarter Horse-Three Year Old Filly; Lindsay Jayne, fourth in Hunter Type Pony- Two-Year Old Gelding
Kyle Keiper, Dallas, third in Stock Type Pony-Two Year Old/Three Year Old Filly
Janice Richardson, Shickshinny, sixth in Paint – Two-Year Old Gelding
Kaitlin Ingram, Dallas, fifth in Hunter Type Horse – Three-Year Old Filly.
Also receiving recognition in the state contest were Tyler Linde, Kingston; and Amy Polachek, Dallas.
The 4-H youth program is administered through Penn State Cooperative Extension. For more information on 4-H Youth Development Programs in Luzerne County, contact Donna Grey at 825-1701.