Waushara County 4-H competes at State Horse Bowl
The Waushara County 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl, Hippology and Speaking and Demo teams had a very successful weekend competing at State Horse Bowl May 4 and 5 in Wausau.They did an excellent job representing our county and all their hard work paid off. They brought home 23 ribbons and awards, including 3 Grand Champion and 3 Reserve Champion. Speaking and Demo Results: 88 contestants competed on May 4. Interpretive Reading Juniors: Micah Brooks, Grand Champion “A Farrier’s Observations”; Sackett Brooks, 3rd place, Top Ten “Horse Poems” Interpretive Reading Sen-iors: Kaitlyn Brooks, Grand Champion, with a selection from “A Horse and His Boy” by C.S. Lewis Junior Team Demo: Mia Rigden and May Koehler, Reserve Grand Champions “Western vs. English, You Decide” Individual Demo Juniors: Paige Doede “Emergency Kit Essentials” 6th Place, Top Ten Sackett Brooks “The Gypsy Vanner” Power Point, 8th Place, Top Ten Rachel Ballinger “How to Saddle a Horse” Hippology: Twelve mem-bers competed in this category, the Beginners have 5 stations, the Juniors 7 stations, and the Seniors 10 stations and a written exam. Rachel Ballinger - Beginners - Grand Champion. Teams for the Horse Quiz Bowl Rounds, at least 22 counties and 51 teams total = over 200 4-Hers. Beginners, 6th Place Top Ten, Rachel Ballinger, Sackett Brooks, May Koehler, Savannah Heise, Bruce Boron, Rachel Ballinger, Reserve Grand Champion in Individual High Point (most questions answered correctly) Juniors: Waushara A: 10th Place Top Ten, Paige Doede, Mia Rigden, Micah Brooks Waushara B: Cailey Gunderson, Elise Whitney, Mariah Boron Waushara A was honored with the Sportmanship Award. Seniors: 6th Place Top Ten, Michelle Spillner, Kaitlyn Brooks, Alissa Spillner Senior Team earned Sportsmanship for the 2nd year in a row.