Clearfield County 4-H Horse Members Excel at the State Level
Posted: November 21, 2014
Some of the "Clearfield County Horse Commanders!" 4-H Members chose to put their spin on the tv series "Duck Dynasty" for decorations at this year's show!
Clearfield County was without a doubt represented well at this year’s PA State 4-H Championship Show. The show held annually in October takes place at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. This year 24 members of the Clearfield County 4-H Program traveled to Harrisburg to compete with their horse projects. This group of members collectively competed in over 50 of the 70 classes offered at the show; and they did well!
Clearfield County brought home multiple top ten and top five placings in addition to three State 4-H Championship titles! Alexes Hannold, Bradion Frantz and Brook Frantz, all of Luthersburg PA, each earned championship titles in their classes.
Additionally this year Clearfield County had two entries in the Educational Exhibit contest and brought home the Reserve Champion Educational Display! 4-H Members from the Blazing Saddles 4-H Club created a display called “Dressage; Sport of Kings & Cowboys” that scored the high placing. These displays were judged against others from across the state and displayed for the duration of the show. The Educational Exhibit Contest allows 4-H Members to create a display on an equine focused topic.
Along with the show competition of their horses, members are able to participate in many other activities at the show. Members showcase not only their riding abilities but knowledge, 4-H experiences and there’s even a model horse show! For more information about the Clearfield County 4-H Horse Program contact the Clearfield County Extension Office at 814-765-7878.
4-H is a non-formal youth development educational program of Penn State Extension for all youth between the ages of 8 and 19, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.