Local 4-H Member Competes at Regional Horse Show

Jackson 4-H Boots and Buckles Horse Club member Warren Loper and his horse Phoebe were one of the qualifying teams at the State 4-H Horse Show in Tampa, invited to compete at the 4-H Southern Regional Horse Show.  The event was held in Perry, Georgia on August 1-5 with over 500 exhibitors from 13 states.  Only those exhibitors placing in the top 10% received awards.

Photo courtesy of Anne Loper.

Warren competed in the Ranch Ground Handling Class and scored 69 ½ points which placed him 30th out of 66 competitors.  He also competed in the Pole Bending Preliminaries and had a time of 28.781 seconds.  There were 109 exhibitors, placing him in the top 65% of exhibitors. In the Barrel Racing Preliminaries, he had a time of 17.774 seconds.  There were 112 exhibitors, placing him in the top 55% of exhibitors. His final class was the Stake Race Preliminary where he had a time of 10.107 seconds.  There were 93 exhibitors, placing him in the top 60% of exhibitors. Warren and Phoebe completed all of their classes with clean runs and did an outstanding job.  This was Warren’s first year qualifying for Regionals and we are extremely proud of his accomplishments.  We are looking forward to seeing what he can accomplish next year!

Photo courtesy of Anne Loper.

If you or someone you know has an interest in becoming involved with the Jackson 4-H Boots and Buckles Horse Club, please contact Club Leader Lindsay Kiefer at (386) 275-9268 or the 4-H Office.

 

4-H offers a broad spectrum of projects and activities to serve a variety of interests, skills, and knowledge. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the Jackson County 4-H Youth Development program, please visit the 4-H Youth Development page at http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/jackson/4-h/ .  You may also contact the 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620 or email amgranger@ufl.edu

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