Brevard, Seminole, Sumter and Indian River 4-H Members Compete at Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup
From November 4th-6th, the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. held the annual Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up with five different national 4-H horse competitions. The Florida 4-H Youth Development Program was represented by 4-H members from four different counties in four different competitions, after each team or individual won their event on the state level earlier this year.
In Horse Judging, Florida was represented by a team from Brevard County 4-H, made up of Faith Caldwell, Megan Lee, Kylie Murphy, and Emma Rosseau. As a team, they placed 7th in Conformation Judging, 6th in Performance Judging, 8th in Reasons, and 5th Overall.
For Hippology, Florida was represented by a team from @UF IFAS Extension Seminole County 4-H made up of Ellie Hart, Molly Luedecke, Alyssa Ohmstede, and Ciera Price. As a team, they placed as 7th High Team for the written test, 10th High Team in team problem, and as 12th High Team Overall.
In the Horse Public Speaking Contest, Florida was represented by Kendall Clark from Sumter County 4-H with her speech entitled "The Values of the 4-H Horse Program," and she placed 8th in the contest. Finally, in the Individual Horse Demonstration Contest, Katie DeBraal from Indian River County 4-H represented Florida with her demonstration entitled "The Horse's Digestive System - It's Pretty Trashy" who placed 8th overall.
Congratulations to each of these young ladies on their accomplishments and for making it to this level! The Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup provides a place for youth to compete nationally while encouraging teamwork and self-confidence, and while focusing on the 4-H Mission Mandates: STEM, Healthy Living and Citizenship. For more information and full results, visit www.4hroundup.com.