Pennsylvania 4-H Team Horse Power Recognized
Posted: November 15, 2012
Youth from across Pennsylvania were recently recognized for their achievements in the Pennsylvania 4-H Team Horse Power Program. The youth were honored at the 53rd annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show held October 26, 27 and 28 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
In recognition of their service and achievement in the Team Horse Power Program the youth were presented with medallions. Team Horse Power is a leadership program that trains and empowers teens and young adults to develop their individual skills and in turn teach horsemanship skills and mentor youth. The team consists of 13 teens from 9 counties across the state. Members are as follows: Leah Craig, Allegheny County, Ingrid Boarts, Armstrong County, Felicia Martin-Borrero, Bucks County Laurel Johnson and Carissa Chilcott Butler County, Fran McAninch, Clearfield County, Alexis Lingenfelter and Joey Rankinen, Clinton County, Angela Moretti and Paige Henry, Indiana County, Lauren Androstic, Westmoreland County, and Cheyenne Myers and Caroline Van Pelt, York County. Team members work at county, regional and state activities to help other youth improve their horsemanship abilities, to promote safety, and to provide information about 4-H programs. The team is to be commended for their dedication, accomplishments and outstanding work with youth throughout 2012.
During the 4-H State Horse Show clinics and demonstrations with horses and riders were conducted by Team Horse Power members, Penn State extension and industry professionals. Dr. Tammy Eichstadt conducted a demonstration on preparing the horse for Open Trail classes. Equine Extension Associates for the 4-H Horse Program, Bethany Bickel and Lew Trumble worked with Team Horse Power members to provide hands-on clinics for youth and adult participants.