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Locals earn points at 4-H horse event

NEW HAVEN — More than 100 Vermont 4-H’ers turned out for the Vermont 4-H State Horse Show, July 10-13 at the Addison County Fair and Field Days site in New Haven. The annual event, sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H, attracted 79 4-H equestrians and 24 4-H club members who took part in a special Horseless Division, in which they demonstrated their equine knowledge.
The overall local winners in the 4-H divisions, based on points earned from fitting and showmanship, judging, quiz bowl, general knowledge test and 4-H project class, were:
ENGLISH RIDING CLASS
Advanced beginner: champion, Charlotte Willis of Lincoln.
Junior (ages 13 and under): champion, Sydney Minnerly of Lincoln.
WESTERN DIVISION
Junior (ages 13 and under): Lauren Hodsden of Bridport.
HORSELESS DIVISION
Junior (ages 8-10): Reserve champion, Ryley Dubois of Addison.
To learn more about the Vermont 4-H Horse Program, contact Wendy Sorrell, UVM Extension 4-H livestock educator, at (802) 656-5418 or (800) 571-0668 (toll-free in Vermont).

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