Lehigh County 4-H Equine Club Has Statewide Success | The Valley Ledger

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Featured Image: Members of the Lehigh County 4-H Equine Club pictured at the State 4-H Horse Show in Harrisburg

Several members of the Lehigh County 4-H Equine Club participated in the 62ndwhen The annual State 4-H Horse Show was held October 27-30 at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Caleb Moyer, with his horse Dancer, placed 7thth in Raised Box Keyhole Ponies (Ages 14-18) (14.2 hands and under) and 10th in Cutback Ponies (Ages 14-18) (14.2 hands and under).

Parker Haydt placed 4thth in Pleasure Horse Driving and 8th in Ranch Riding, Ages (14-18), with Skipa Star Goer.

Riding Romero, Megan Brenner scored 7th in Hunter Under Saddle Ponies (13.2 hands and under).

Liliana Xander took 4th in English Pleasure for Beginners, 5th in the Beginner’s Trail, 7th in English Grooming and Showmanship (ages 8-11) and 9th in English Riding for Beginners with Urban Legend.

Also with Urban Legend, Rebecca Galius ranked 2ndwhen in Driving Pleasure Horses, 5th in English Grooming and Showmanship, (ages 15-18) and 7th in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat (Ages 15-18).

At the Equine Skill-A-Thon, Payge Haydt won 5th place in the senior division.

In the 2022 State 4-H Horse Show Photo Contest, Rebecca Galius placed 2ndwhen with her entry in the Senior Animal Photo category. Ava Horwith also took 2when place in the Junior Other Photo category.

Equine educational exhibits were on display throughout the show for youngsters to demonstrate their acquired knowledge of horse riding. Exhibits were judged on equine facts and educational content. Lehigh County was named the team grand champion with the exhibit titled “Trailer Safety – I’m Hauling Mine.”

The 4-H State Horse Show is the final competition of the year for 4-H horse members enrolled in performance horse projects. To be eligible for the show, members must advance through county and district level qualifying competitions. More than 600 young people from more than 50 counties participated in 80 statewide performance classes.

For additional information about Pennsylvania’s 4-H Horse Programs, contact your county Penn State Cooperative Extension office at extension.psu.edu/counties or visit the Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Program website at extension.psu .edu/4-h/ projects/horses.

Many educational and fun activities are offered by 4-H in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, 4-H is coordinated by Penn State Extension through the US Department of Agriculture. 4-H programs are open to all youth regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. For more information on the above events or other 4-H activities, call your county 4-H office: Lehigh 610-391-9840 or [email protected]

Administered through Penn State Extension, 4-H is a community of more than 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is found in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. County 4-H educators work with volunteers to provide non-formal education opportunities to youth ages 5-18. To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h.

Information provided to TVL by:
Ingrid Garcia
Penn State Extension – Lehigh County

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