Local youth compete at County 4-H Horse Show
Four young people did Moapa Valley proud when they competed at the County-wide 4-H Horse Show on Saturday, September 1. Natasha Morse, Makenzie Bush, Nathan Witter and Alyssa O'Toole, all members of the All-Around Champions 4-H Club, braved the heat and humidity to compete at Clark Co. Horseman's Park in a variety of events. Exhibitors are judged on the Danish System, and those that receive a blue award are qualified to compete at the State level in the same class. Showing horses involves a lot of commitment, and each of these youth have put in many hours training, practicing, grooming and preparing their horses for such an event.
Club Leader Cheryl Rawson noted that "4-H competition allows youth to test their skills against a standard as well as each other, and it's a great way for them to measure their progress." All in all the locals fared very well, with blue ribbons in events such as Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Trail, Equitation, Horsemanship, Barrel Racing & Pole Bending. Makenzie received High Point Junior Western Rider, Nathan was High Point Junior Gymkhana, and Alyssa was High Point in both Senior Western and Senior Gymkhana. Great Job Moapa Valley!
For more information on the All-Around Champions contact Cheryl Rawson at 398-3069 or for general 4-H information, Brenda Slocumb at 397-2604.