New England hosts Hettinger County 4H Horse Show

On one of the hottest days of the year, five young horse handlers ventured out onto the arena in New England to compete in the Hettinger County 4H Horse Show.

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Posted July 25, 2014

By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor | cbenz@countrymedia.net

On one of the hottest days of the year, five young horse handlers ventured out onto the arena in New England to compete in the Hettinger County 4H Horse Show.

Held one weekend after the Hettinger County Fair, five participants were present to show off their skills as a horse handler.

Those five young riders participated in five different categories:

•Show at Halter

•Western Pleasure

•Reining

•Ranch Horse

•Trail

Judging the competition was Heather Nester, and coordinating the event was Dani Krebs. Also present was Hettinger County Extension Officer Duaine Marxen.

Lindsey Koch earned blue ribbons in Western Pleasure, Reining, and ranch horse. She earned two red ribbons in Show at Halter and Trail.

Jake Wolf received red ribbons in Western Pleasure, Reining, and Trail. He also won blue ribbons in Show at Halter and Ranch Horse.

Molly Wolf one red ribbon in Ranch Horse and blue ribbons in Show at Halter, Western Pleasure, Ranch Horse and Trail.

Competing at the senior level was Emily Ehlis and Erin Ehlis.

Emily Ehlis won two blue ribbons, in Show at Halter and Trail. She also won red ribbons in Western Pleasure, Reining, and Ranch Horse.

Erin Ehlis won a blue ribbon in every division.

Earning the Overall Junior Horsemanship award was Molly Wolf.

Earning the Overall Senior Horsemanship award was Erin Ehlis.

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