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Iowa Youth Compete in Three-Day Equine Extravaganza

By Celine Beggs-Shoemaker and Peggy Auwerda et.al

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach held a three-day Equine Extravaganza at the Ellsworth Community College Equestrian Center in Iowa Falls April 12-14. The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program helped organize this event for nearly 110 youth in grades 3-12.

“This event allowed youth to showcase and demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related subject matters in various competitions and participatory where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail,” said Lisa Berkland, 4-H youth development specialist.

“Depending on the event, youth could choose to participate individually and as part of a team,” explained Peggy Auwerda, equine specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Team events assist youth with developing social skills, cooperation, integrity and sportsmanship as they become comfortable working alongside others toward a common goal.”

In the competitions, 75 youth in grades 4-12 participated. Competitions included hippology, horse judging, horse quiz bowl, presentations and public speaking. In the participatory events, 32 youth in grades 3-12 provided 46 horseless horse items for evaluation. Participatory events included creative writing, digital storytelling, woodworking, 3-D art, scrapbooking, poster, painting, drawing, photography and model horse.

Senior division winners in horse judging, hippology, quiz bowl, public speaking and individual demonstrations are invited to represent Iowa 4-H at the Eastern National Roundup in Louisville, Ky., this November.

Along with enhancing their equine knowledge, youth competed for awards in several events throughout the weekend. The results are listed below.

Junior Judging - Individual

  • 1st – Davis County: Piper Smith
  • 2nd – Story County: Jackson Kennedy
  • 3rd – Story County: Klaire Grove
  • 4th – Cedar County: Millie Fuhrmann
  • 5th – Clinton County: Rowen Eberhart
  • 6th – Story County: Amelia Elmore
  • 7th – Davis County: Hattie Weimerskirch
  • 8th – Davis County: Charlei Havlik
  • 9th – Muscatine County: Robin Fisk
  • 10th – Story County: Quince Clatt

Junior Horse Judging - Team

  • 1st – Davis County: Piper Smith, Hattie Weimerskirch, Charlei Havlik
  • 2nd – Story County 1: Jackson Kennedy, Quince Clatt, Kiera Kruger
  • 3rd – Story County 2: Klaire Grove, Amelia Elmore, Logyne Reid
  • 4th – Clinton County 2: Rowen Eberhart, Trinity Tague, Finley Voss
  • 5th – Appanoose County: Abigail Main, Blaise Sloan, Zoe Griffith, Rylin Swaby

Senior Horse Judging - Individual

  • 1st – Davis County: Laney Weimerskirch
  • 2nd – Marion County: Lyndon Norton
  • 3rd – Boone County: Lydia Longhorn
  • 4th – Boone County: Anna Wilson
  • 5th – Story County: Emma Britcher
  • 6th – Boone County: Rylee Ferwerda
  • 7th – Story County: Allyson Pflughaupt
  • 8th – Story County: Elle Hadaway
  • 9th – Story County: Ty Guthrie
  • 10th – Appanoose County: Tallisen Hysell

Senior Horse Judging - Team

  • 1st – Boone County: Lydia Longhorn, Anna Wilson, Rylee Ferwerda, Brylie Hicks
  • 2nd – Story County: Emma Britcher, Allyson Pflughaupt, Elle Hadaway, Ty Guthrie
  • 3rd – Davis County: Laney Weimerskirch, Cooper McCarty, Kaison Heemsbergen

Junior Quiz Bowl - Team

  • 1st – Story County: Quince Clatt, Kennedy Jackson, Kiera Kruger, Klaire Grove
  • 2nd – Sioux County: Merritt Moss, McCoy Moss, Jonas Fedders, Pizie Vlotho
  • 3rd – Appanoose County 1: Bodie Joiner, Colton Lear, Boaz Harryman, Jozey Bensley, Rylin Swaby

Junior Quiz Bowl - Individual

  • 1st – Story County: Klaire Grove
  • 2nd – Sioux County: McCoy Moss
  • 3rd – Story County: Kennedy Jackson
  • 4th – Story County: Kiera Kruger
  • 5th – Appanoose County: Rylin Swaby

Senior Quiz Bowl - Team

  • 1st – Story County: Emma Britcher, Allyson Pflughaupt, Elle Hadaway, Cecelia Bowers, Ty Guthrie
  • 2nd – Appanoose County: Jaxton Joiner, Tallisen Hysell, Justiss Robinson, Ashley Sleeth
  • 3rd – Sioux County: Olivia Van Beek, Stensen Fedders, Trinity Van Donkelaar, Dava Bandstra

Senior Quiz Bowl - Individual

  • 1st – Story County: Allyson Pflughaupt
  • 2nd – Appanoose County: Jaxton Joiner
  • 3rd – Sioux County: Olivia Van Beek
  • 4th – Story County: Emma Britcher
  • 5th – Story County: Cecelia Bowers

Junior Hippology - Individual

  • 1st – Clinton County: Trinity Tague
  • 2nd – Story County: Kennedy Johnson
  • 3rd – Jefferson County: Peyton Freeman
  • 4th – Story County: Quince Clatt
  • 5th – Story County: Amelia Elmore
  • 6th – Benton County: Emma Kupka
  • 7th – Sioux County: Merritt Moss
  • 8th –Story County: Klaire Grove
  • 9th – Clinton County: Rowen Eberhart
  • 10th – Dallas County: Paislee Akins

Junior Hippology - Team

  • 1st – Story County: Quince Clatt, Kennedy Johnson, Kiera Kruger
  • 2nd – Sioux County: Merritt Moss, McCoy Moss, Jonas Fedders, Pixie Vlotho
  • 3rd – Clinton County 1: Rowen Eberhart, Finley Voss, Olivia Johnson, Trinity Tague
  • 4th – Davis County: Hattie Weimerskirch, Piper Smith, Charlei Havlik
  • 5th – Appanoose County: Justiss Robinson, Bryn Merritt, Blaise Sloan, Rylin Swaby

Senior Hippology - Individual

  • 1st – Polk County: Camryn Bruce
  • 2nd – Marion County: Lyndon Norton
  • 3rd – Boone County: Rylee Ferwerda
  • 4th – Sioux County: Olivia Van Beek
  • 5th – Wright County: Adelynn Howell
  • 6th – Story County: Allyson Pflughaupt
  • 7th – Boone County: Lydia Longhorn
  • 8th – Story County: Cecelia Bowers
  • 9th – Appanoose County: Ashley Sleeth
  • 10th – Story County: Elle Hadaway

Senior Hippology - Team

  • 1st – Boone County: Brylie Hicks, Lydia Longhorn, Anna Wilson, Rylee Ferwerda
  • 2nd – Story County: Emma Britcher, Cecelia Bowers, Allyson Pflughaupt, Elle Hadaway
  • 3rd – Sioux County: Olivia Van Beek, Stetson Fedders, Trinity Van Donkelaar, Dava Bandstra
  • 4th – Appanoose County: Ashley Sleeth, Tallisen Hysell, Jaxton Joiner

Accessories/Clothes/Crafts/3-D Art/Other/Woodworking

Beginners:

  • 1st – Appanoose County: Boaz Harrington
  • 2nd – Sioux County: McCoy Moss

Juniors:

  • 1st – Appanoose County: Justiss Robinson
  • 2nd – Sioux County: Merritt Moss

Seniors:

  • 1st – Appanoose County: Tallison Hysell

Essay

Juniors:

  • 1st – Bremer County: Gracie Lockie

Poem

Seniors:

  • 1st – Tama County: Ty Guthrie

Short Story

Beginners:

  • 1st – Bremer County: Elizabeth Larson

Seniors:

  • 1st – Tama County: Ty Guthrie

Digital Story Telling

Beginners:

  • 1st – Sioux County: McCoy Moss
  • 2nd – Bremer County: Elizabeth Larson

Juniors:

  • 1st – Sioux County: Merritt Moss
  • 2nd – Polk County: Zoe Griffith

Drawing

Beginners:

  • 1st – Appanoose County: Remy Zaputil

Juniors:

  • 1st – Polk County: Zoe Griffith

Seniors:

  • 1st – Appanoose County: Jaxton Joiner

Painting

Beginners:

  • 1st – Story County: Logyne Reid

Juniors:

  • 1st – Franklin County: Hazel Menkin

Poster

Beginners:

  • 1st – Warren County: Lauren Janke

Juniors:

  • 1st – Bremer County: Nora Larson

Photography

Beginners:

  • 1st – Appanoose County: Remy Zaputil
  • 2nd – Johnson County: Piper Smith

Juniors:

  • 1st – Polk County: Zoe Griffith
  • 2nd – Bremer County: Nora Larson

Senior:

  • 1st – Tama County: Ty Guthrie

Scrapbooking

Beginners:

  • 1st – Sioux County: McCoy Moss

Juniors:

  • 1st – Polk County: Zoe Griffith

Individual Presentation

Juniors:

  • 1st – Bremer County: Nora Larson
  • 2nd – Story County: Isabel Wadsley

Public Speaking

Juniors:

  • 1st – Sioux County: Merritt Moss
  • 2nd – Sioux County: McCoy Moss

Seniors:

  • 1st – Appanoose County: Jaxton Joiner
  • 2nd – Polk County: Camryn Bruce
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