Tuesday, July 23,
Team competition will be tonight
By Harvey Johnston
Special to the Reporter-News
Perhaps the entertainment
bargain of the year will unfold tonight in the Taylor County Coliseum
when 10 drill teams from various Texas counties compete in the
Texas State 4-H Horse Show Drill Team competition, which begins
at about 6 p.m.
The 10 teams represent
six different counties. They will be judged on precision, horsemanship,
degree of difficulty of the drill and audience appeal. Each team
is allotted 15 minutes to show their abilities. They have created
their own patterns and costumes and select the music accompaniment.
champion was the Harrison County Rebel Riders. Shelby County won
the event for the four previous years.
Shelby and Harrison Counties have two teams each with Henderson
and Harris Counties with one team each.
The Precision Team
competition will be held at 9:30 Wednesday morning. Each of the
teams perform to the same pattern and music.
Wrangler is offering
$700 scholarships to the high-point graduated senior in each of
five classes during the Texas State 4-H Horse Show underway this
week at the Taylor County Expo Center.
We had 100
percent success last year, said Bill Taylor of Abilene,
Wranglers representative for the program.
Taylor said Wrangler
received registration documentation from five schools chosen by
The classes involved
in the selection are judged horse, timed horse, hunter-jumper,
roper and stock horse. If there is no graduating senior in any
particular class, the $3,500 will be divided to the other four
Hunter Seat Equitation
over Fences 1. Jordan Roway, Randall County; 2. Stephanie
Zielinski, Cooke; 3. Brittany Banks, Randl; 4. Amy Northcutt,
Randall; 5. Tina Rose Tolpa, Waller; 6. Ashley Greenhill, Johnson;
7. Heather Ford, Moore; 8. Bryan Ballew, Harrison; 9. Meredith
1. Amy Northcutt, Randall County; 2. Jordan Rowan, Randall; 3.
Heather Ford, Moore; 4. STephanie Zielinski, Cooke; 5. Tina Rose
Tolpa, Waller; 6. Ashley Greenhill, Johnson; 7. Holly seegers,
Midland; 8. Meredith Gosnell, Denton; 9. Bryan Ballew, Harrison.
1. Stephanie Zielinski, Cooke; 2. Heather Ford, Moore; 3. Ashley
Greenhill, Harrison; 4. Tina Rose Tolpa, Waller; 5. Meredith Gosnell,
Denton; 6. Bryan Ballew, Harrison.
Working Cow Horse
1. Megan Harrison, Hays County; 2. Levi Williamson, Taylor;
3. Tom Butler, King; 4. Colby Rideout, Taylor; 5. Katie McClusky,
Tyler; 6. Julie King, Pecos; 7. Clayton Eggers, Brazoriz; 8. Burnnett
Beard, Brazos; 9. Colton Daniel, Foard; 10. Katie Boyd, King.
(lst go-round) 1. Charlotte Barrier, Grayson County; 2.
Cody Wallace, Ellis; 3. Ross Bamburg, Ellis; 4. Will Via, Randall;
5. Whitney Johnson, Johnson; 6. Kendall Teague, Brown; 7. Heather
Harkey, Galveston; 8. Lindsey Dunn, Johnson; 9. Becky Daniel,
Foard; 10. Ward Wiggins, Clay.
Yearling Longe Line
1. Michael Etherington, Rockwall County; 2. Randi Shouse,
Collin; 3. Riley W. SMith, Walker; 4. Alicia Reper, Corywell;
5. Cory Crissman, Harris; 6. Savaqnnah Wise, Ector; 7. Wesley
Flowers, Galveston; 8. Cassandra McKay, Potter; 9. Lindsey Van
Dusen, Henderson; 10. Christopher Goznell, Denton.
State 4-H Horse Show
- Where: Taylor County
- What: Outdoor arena
- Hunter Hack 8 a.m.; Hunter under Saddle 11:30 a.m.; Huntere
Seat Equitation 1 p.m. Horse barn - Team Penning 9 a.m.; Coliseum
- Reining Prelims 8 a.m.; 3-year-old Stock Horse, 1st go-round
noon; Western Pleasure Futurity 2nd go-round; Drill Team Competition
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