4-H News – Nancy Lambert – 8-7-19

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    4-H Dog & Cat Show
    The Saline County 4-H Dog and Cat Show was held on July 18 and July 19. On July 18, 4-H Dog events, along with Cat Care, were held at the Sam Stafford Building. Exhibitors competed in Dog Care, Dog Showmanship and Dog Obedience.
    Dog Care County Champions were Hannah Haney (Senior Dog Care), Makayla Miller (Intermediate Dog Care), and Wyatt Arnold (Junior Dog Care). Cat Care County Champion was Adriana Vinyard.
    A State Fair ribbon for Senior Dog Showmanship was awarded to Hannah Haney, and a State Fair Alternate ribbon for Senior Dog Showmanship went to Sierra Wilson. A State Fair ribbon for Junior Dog Showmanship was awarded to Kylee Bridewell, and a State Fair Alternate ribbon for Junior Dog Showmanship went to Wyatt Arnold.
    First time Dog Obedience participants competed in the Pre-Obedience Rally A and experienced dog handlers with brand new dogs competed in the Pre-Obedience Rally B. Rally A County Champion was Wyatt Arnold and Rally B County Champion was Haylee Brown.
    Saline County 4-H youth were very successful in the Dog Obedience classes this year. In order to qualify for State Fair, youth must earn at least 170 out of a possible 200 points. In classes where no member earns adequate points, the top scorer receives a County Champion ribbon.
    Hannah Wenzel earned a County Champion ribbon in Beginner Novice I. Sierra Wilson and Haylee Brown each qualified for State Fair and earned a State Fair ribbon in Beginner Novice II. Hannah Haney, Ryan Boulds, and Kaylee Payne each qualified for State Fair and earned a State Fair ribbon in the Novice class.
    The location for the Dog Agility Show and Rally classes on Tuesday, July 19, was instructor Cheri Whiteís agility field.
    Rally is now a State Fair recognized class for Dog exhibitors. For our first year offering this class at the county level, 6 State Fair ribbons were earned. They were awarded to Hannah Haney, Hannah Wenzel, Sierra Wilson with Max, Sierra Wilson with Buster, Kaylee Payne, and Haylee Brown.
    Dog Agility participants were divided into categories according to their experience, the size of their dog, and the height of the jumps. County Champions in Dog Agility were: Alan Pribble (Beginner 4 Inch) with a perfect run, Wyatt Arnold (Beginner 8 Inch), Dylan Vandenboom (Beginner 12 Inch), Makayla Miller (Graduate Beginner 4 Inch), Sierra Wilson (Graduate Beginner 8 Inch), Hannah Wenzel (Graduate Beginner 12 Inch), Sierra Wilson (Advanced Beginner 4 Inch), Kaylee Payne (Advanced Beginner 12 Inch) and Whitney Payne (Advanced Beginner 16 Inch).
    Congratulations to all of our participants and winners! And a big thank you to Cheri White for conducting the Dog Obedience classes and for organizing the show. Thanks also to Mary Beth Breit Ruth Ann Rabideau and Emily Ward for judging this year.

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