4-H Extension column for the week of April 29-May 3, 2019

Members of the 2019 Saline County 4-H Trailblazers posed for a picture before beginning their competition in the Regional 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Contest held recently. Left to right is Wyatt Arnold, Hannah Haney, Emersyn Smith, Avie Counts, Shelby Pribble, Hannah Wenzel, Raegan Smith, and Joy Richey.

Congratulations to all our Horse Bowl/Hippology winners in the Southern Regional Horse Bowl and Hippology Contest held on March 30, 2019 at the Southern Illinois University Agricultural Facilities in Carbondale.
Team members were Wyatt Arnold, Hannah Haney, Emersyn Smith, Avie Counts, Shelby Pribble, and Hannah Wenzel. Joy Richey served as coach for the team, with Raegan Smith assisting her as coach of the Junior Horse Bowl Team.
Shelby Pribble placed second in Jr. Hippology. Shelby is also giving a speech at the State competition. Hannah Wenzel qualified for state with an 8th place in Intermediate Hippology. She was also the sixth place high individual in Jr. Horse Bowl.
Avie Counts placed 6th in Sr. Hippology–which qualifies her to advance to the State competition. In addition, Avie was a member of the winning Senior Horse Bowl team along with members from Union County and Marion County. In individual Horse Bowl scoring, she was 5th high individual.
Hannah Haney was the third high placing individual in Horse Bowl scores.† She was not eligible to participate in Hippology because of her National Competition last year. She did help with the scoring of the Hippology stations. Emersyn Smith placed 10th in Junior Hippology, and Wyatt Arnold placed 12th in Junior Hippology.