4-H Horse Members Show Their Versatility

4H Versatility Show 3

By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area

The Prowers County 4-H Horse Committee hosted the first versatility and ranch horse show of the season May 10 in Wiley, Colo. 4-H horse members traveled from Cheyenne, Otero and Prowers counties to demonstrate their horsemanship, trail and cattle sorting skills. This is the first of two versatility and ranch horse shows hosted by the Prowers County 4-H Horse Committee. This is the second year the committee has the Curt Rushton Memorial Versatility and Ranch Horse series.

4H Versatility Show 2

Skyler Mauch ground tying his horse during the trail course

Versatility Ranch Horse shows have four classes that demonstrate horsemanship that are found on everyday ranches. Horse members demonstrate their equine knowledge by completing patterns in working ranch, ranch riding followed by calling for a calf which they box and fence, a trail class and a cattle sorting class.

“This is a great first show of the year and it is always fun to see them start the year and progress through the spring and summer. I am excited to see a good turnout for the first show,” Bert Davis, Prowers County 4-H Horse Committee chair said.

4H Versatility Show 1

Makayla Brossman drags a log in the trail course

Tristan Travis edged Skyler Mauch, Prowers County members, in the senior division. Intermediate was won by Savana Stites, Otero; followed by a tie between Jaelin Parker and Trey Travis both from Prowers County. The junior division placed first through fourth with Shae Jensen, Prowers; Wil Stites, Otero; Braxton Neugebauer, Prowers and Makayla Brossman, Cheyenne.

The next versatility show will be June 28 and the overall winners in each division will be crowned.

If your child is interested in joining 4-H or you would like further information on the 4-H program, please contact your local CSU Extension Office; Baca County 719-523-6971, Bent County 719-456-0764, Cheyenne County 719-767-5716, Crowley County 719-267-5243, Kiowa County 719-438-5321, Otero County 719-254-7608, Prowers County 719-336-7734. 4-H is a cooperative effort between CSU Extension and the County.

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