Cedar Valley Farm 4-H Club Rides to the Top!

Cedar Valley Farm 4-H Club traveled with their trainer, Jill Tewksbury, and 4-H Project leader, Susan Gifford, to Lexington Virginia to compete in the 57th Virginia State 4-H Championship Horse Show from Nov 29 to Dec 2, 2018. More than 400 4-H riders from Virginia competed in the show. All five of Cedar Valley's 4-H riders rose to the top of their divisions:

Olivia Batten riding her horse Dutch Boy, achieved a clean sweep winning every class she competed in at the show. Olivia was awarded Champion Hunter Horse 3' Sr. Rider Division and was Overall Champion of the Hunter Equitation Classic.

Hope Mihalcoe also excelled in the Hunter Horse Division on Monticello. She received two second places and a fourth to win Reserve Champion Hunter Horse 3' Sr. Rider Division. Hope was also second in the 3' Equitation over Fences, Sr. Rider (16-19).

Emma Lobash riding Captain Jack received a first and two second place ribbons to bring home Champion of the Large Pony Hunter, Sr. Rider Division. She was also second in the 2'6" Large Pony Equitation over Fences Sr. Rider (14-15).

Adair Gifford riding her pony Uncatchable,won both of her pleasure classes, & third in equitation on the flat. She took home Champion in Large Hunter Pleasure Pony, Jr. Rider and she was Overall Reserve Grand Champion Hunter Pleasure Pony.

Jessica Gulden rode Smallwood Splash, won two firsts and a second place to win Champion Small/Medium Hunter Pony. Jessie was also third in 2' Equitation over Fences, Small/Medium Pony, Jr. Rider.

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. For more information about 4-H please contact Carl Frick, Associate Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development at the James City County Virginia Cooperative Extension office at 757-564-2170.

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