---- — DEERFIELD — Forty-five youth from eight New Hampshire counties competed at the 2013 New Hampshire 4-H State Horse Show at the Deerfield Fairgrounds last month.
The top 17 exhibitors were selected to represent New Hampshire at the Eastern States Exposition later this summer. Eight exhibitors took home other awards.
The New Hampshire State 4-H Horse Show is the multi-event, state-level competition for the New Hampshire 4-H Horse Program. Participants in two divisions, junior and senior, compete in a knowledge exam, judging contest, fitting and showmanship class, equitation class, and two choice classes.
Disciplines include Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Western Seat, Gymkhana, Driving, and Small Equine. In order to participate in the state event, competitors must first qualify at their county event.
Those who received the top 17 highest scores at the state show will represent New Hampshire at the Big E Eastern States Exposition 4-H Horse Program Sept. 18-21 in West Springfield, Mass.
The 4-H members representing Rockingham County clubs are: Jacqueline Johnson, Brentwood; Lucy Williams, Derry; Magdalena Kenter, Kingston; Makayla Vadeboncouer, Brentwood; Victoria Durrett, Londonderry; Emily Sawtelle, Haverhill, Mass.; and Molly Tombarello, Sandown.
The 4-H Foundation of New Hampshire and UNH Cooperative Extension sponsored the competition.
To learn more about future competitions, contact Rhiannon Beauregard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-2188.
The UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development program brings positive learning experiences to New Hampshire youth between the ages of 5 and 18 through after-school activities, camps, teen conferences, and other events and activities aimed at expanding knowledge and encouraging community engagement and leadership.
For more information, visit extension.unh.edu.