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4-H Horse Club Members Compete in Hippology Contest

Posted: April 19, 2016

Twenty 4-H members representing four Indiana County 4-H Horse Clubs recently participated in the annual 4-H Hippology Contest.
Pictured are first place winners Elizabeth Bruner, Andrew Adams, Rachel Sproat and Kaylee Henderson (front).

Pictured are first place winners Elizabeth Bruner, Andrew Adams, Rachel Sproat and Kaylee Henderson (front).

Hippology means "the study of horses," and members' knowledge was tested on such topics as gaits, 4-H rule book, leg protection, breeds, riding patterns and deworming. The contest also included a written test and slide identification.

The top individuals in four age divisions were recognized as follows:

Beginner

Kaylee Henderson, Shawnee Riders, first; Macey Sleppy, Trailblazers, second, and John Clark Bruner, Trailblazers, third.

Junior

Elizabeth Bruner, Trailblazers, first; Annalee McCloskey, Ghost Town Riders and Danielle Adams, Sleepy Hollow, tied for second, and Molly Sloppy, Trailblazers, fourth.

Intermediate

Andrew Adams, Sleepy Hollow, first; Paige Almes, Trailblazers, second, and Cloe Bowser, Sleepy Hollow, third.

Senior

Rachel Sproat, Trailblazers, first; Erin Pierce, Trailblazers, second; Montana McCloskey, Ghost Town Riders, third, and Zach Edwards, Ghost Town Riders, fourth.

District 10 4-H Horse Program Committee provided awards for the contest.

Other participants in the contest were:

  • Trailblazers – Abigail Bruner, Sarah Beattie
  • Shawnee Riders – Katelyn White
  • Sleepy Hollow – Hailey Monskey, Logan Barnhart, Maddison Barnhart