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Youth Place in N.D. Winter Show 4-H Hippology Contest

Several teams bring home awards from the 4-H hippology contest.

A team from Barnes and Stutsman counties placed first in the senior division of the 4-H hippology contest March 11 at the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City.

The team members are Michaella Langer, Victoria Christensen, Laura Levin and McKenna Knight. Langer was high individual in this division.

The hippology event tests participants’ knowledge of horses and equine care. This contest consisted of a written test, stations of identification of horses and related equipment, and a team problem. Teams consist of three or four youth. The scores of the top three members of each team are added to make a team score.

The second-place team is from Morton County. Team members are Brenna Hoger, Morgan Henke, Brooke Heidrich and Ashley Goldade. The Kidder County team of Morgan Dutton, Cheyanne Klein, Teresa Wald and Kaden Strom placed third.

In the junior division, the entire team works together on all parts of the contest. The team of Abby Sigvaldson, Calli Hennessy, Logan Lapica and Jossi Meyer from Mountrail County placed first.

The second-place team is from Sargent County. Team members are Christina Mathias, Allie Bopp, Abby Erickson and Kari Fuhrman.

The Morton County team, with members Peyton Goldade, Brynn Vega and Ashton Boehm, placed third. Teams from Golden Valley and Ransom counties place fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the open division, a team from Ransom County placed first and a team from Clay County, Minn., placed second. The members of the Ransom County team are Brittany Johnson, Ruthe Jameson, Lydia Lyons and Kasen Anderson. The member of the Clay County team are Grace Lech, Kirstin Kuntz and Madeline Brendemuhl.

Awards for the contest were sponsored by the North Dakota Winter Show through support from the North Dakota 4-H Foundation.

The state 4-H hippology contest, along with the state 4-H horse judging contest, will be held Saturday, April 2, at the North Dakota State University Equine Center. Horse public speaking and demonstrations, and a horse quiz bowl will be held Sunday, April 3, at NDSU.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - March 24, 2016

Source:Dean Aakre, (701) 231-8595, dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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