By Brent Gray
Yalobusha County had a total of 15 exhibitors and 31 horses participating in 124 classe in the District 4-H Show. The 2014 Mississippi 4-H Horse Championship, including team demonstration, individual demonstration, public speaking, horse bowl, hippology, horse judging, horse art, and horse photography contests, was an outstanding event! Reports from the 4-H Animal Lines state that the show ran extremely smooth and this was due to the fine work and cooperation of many, many people.
Expressions of appreciation go out to all of the exhibitors, parents, volunteers, leaders, agents, and specialists for their excellent cooperation and interest in the 4-H horse program. A special appreciation was extended to the Extension agents/program associates and volunteers for working at the show. Their dedication to seeing that the show was run in the best way was greatly admired. Congratu-lations were ex-tended for another great job!
Yalobusha county participants are highly commended on a job well done! In the Pony Division, Abigayle Roark placed 3rd with “Scout.” Liz Roark placed 3rd in the Dr. Edward R. North Award- High Point Senior Horse on “Must Be Rusty.” Casey Moss placed 2nd in the Senior High Individual Roland (Pee Wee) Stacy Memorial Awards. Yalobusha placed 3rd with 336 points in the High Point Counties, H.B. Hedgepeth Memorial Awards. Liz Roark placed 2nd in the Senior Horse Public Speaking and John Colton Gill placed 2nd in the Junior Horse Public Speaking.
In the Junior Horse Art Contest Abbi Roar placed 1st, Casey Moss placed 1st in Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon, Liz Roark placed 1st in Mixed, Altered Media, and also placed 1st in Home Furnishings.
The 2014 Southern Regional 4-H horse championship was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our 4-H’ers represented our state well and they are to be commended for their success. A special thanks is extended to all the parents, volunteers and agents for help provided. The Northwest District had 16 regional qualifying horses. Yalobusha County was represented well by Casey Moss on “Joses Smokin Bullet,” ”Slo Choc-olate Breeze,” and “T.J,” Janna Turner on “Flash,” John Colton Gill on “Sugar,” and Triston Gill on “Shabba’s Salsa.”
Triston Gill placed 1st in Breakaway Roping, Casey Moss placed 5th in Western Riding, Janna Truner, placed 7th in Barrel Racing, and Triston Gill placed 7th in Stake Race. In the Division High Point Speed events division Triston Gill placed 7th. Congratulations Yalobusha County!