Monroe County 4-H members have impactful horse experiences

By on September 29, 2019
Anya Katz, Sara Menke, Erin Zielinski, and Victoria Canales participating in the 4-H Gymkhana events. Photo provided by Susan Coyle.

Anya Katz, Sara Menke, Erin Zielinski, and Victoria Canales participating in the 4-H Gymkhana events. Photo provided by Susan Coyle.

Monroe County 4-H members participated in multiple horse-related activities at the 2019 New York State Fair this year. Everyone worked hard, always had a smile, and supported other 4-H youth from across the state while learning and sharing.

A group of 4-H members represented the Region 2 Horse Program and participated in the Hippology contest at the state fair. They started at 8 a.m. with horse judging and kept going for five hours while working together to give oral presentations and take written tests. Topics included anatomy, breeds, knot tying, farrier tools, and more.

Highlights include the sixth place junior team, including Molly Krotz, Lexie Schwab, and Bryanna Wellington, as well as the fourth place junior team including Ava Ciravola and Rose Lanzatella. Individual placings for the junior division were achieved by Lexie (11th), Ava (10th), Rose (8th), and Molly (7th). In the senior division, Ella Bohn was part of the fifth place team.

Anya Katz, Sara Menke, Erin Zielinski, and Victoria Canales participated in the 4-H Gymkhana events. They demonstrated sportsmanship and bonds with their horses, bringing home ribbons and memories to last a lifetime. Highlights for each youth include a second place finish in the Bleeding Heart Class for Anya, a third place ribbon in the Texas-T-Barrels course for Victoria, a fourth place award for Erin in the Quadrangle Barrels, and a sixth place showing for Sara in the Pole Bending Class.

Molly Krotz and Ella Bohn participated in the NYS 4-H Horse Program Judging Event, working to improve their knowledge of projects that they love. Molly received third place individual and second place team and Ella was placed third in the individual category and was part of the first place team

The Monroe County 4-H Program is offered through Cornell Cooperative Extension to the youth of Monroe County. Learn more at http://monroe.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development. 

Provided information and photos

4H Hippology

4-H Members showing the ribbons they earned in the Hippology contest. Photo provided by the Hilton Horsemen 4-H Club.

4H Zielinski

Erin Zielinski with her horse and ribbons. Photo provided by Shawna List.