What a great way to kick off the 4-H Horse Judging season with a Second High Team Overall finish at the Arapahoe County Contest AND High Individual Overall honors going to our own, Deanna Wood! Deanna was 1st in Reasons,2nd in Performance and 3rd in Halter. Leah Wood (High Individual 2017) was 1st in Halter, 2nd in Performance, 2nd in Reasons and 3rd Overall. First-years Andrew Spieth and Gracee Gardner were 8th and 9th in all 3 categories and Overall, respectively. This is Rio Blanco County’s first FULL Junior team and I couldn’t be more proud of the strides they’ve gained and the effort they’ve given? As a team, they were Second Overall in each category, with only a 1pt difference in Reasons!! Please encourage these young (and very young!) individuals to keep up the excellent work as they are proving to be competitors? Special thanks to Karl Casias for sponsoring $50.00 towards team entries into the Colorado State 4-H Contest held at the Colorado State University Equine Center in June! Interested in sponsorship? Please contact any of the team members or coach, Silvia Smith (720)-837-4459 or sotabach@gmail.com.

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