Burke County 4-H Wins Top Honor

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

Each year Burke County 4-Her’s compete in the 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Contests on the district and state levels. This year two Burke County 4-H Horse Bowl teams will be competing along with several individuals competing in the hippology contest. The purpose of the 4-H Hippology Contest is to provide participants with the opportunity to blend knowledge and skills acquired in horse judging, quiz bowl, demonstrations, public speaking, and horse showing into one activity.

This past year Burke County 4-Her Crosby Reed was recognized as a 2010 North Carolina 4-H Horseman of Year as reserve state champion in the state hippology contest. Reed then competed with the North Carolina 4-H Hippology Team who took top honors at the Southern Regionals 4-H Horse Championships at Clemson University, the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio and the Eastern National 4-H Round-Up in Louisville, Kentucky. Reed placed individually in several divisions at the competitions including first place honors in the horse judging portion at the Eastern National 4-H Round-Up competition. Reed is currently a freshman at the University of Kentucky majoring in Equine Management and will be conducting summer horse camps and riding lessons at Mimosa Hills in Morganton while working with her 4-H club.

If you would like more information about the 4-H Horse Program or the 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Competitions, please contact John Davis at the Burke County Cooperative Extension Office by calling (828) 439-4460.

John Davis
Extension Agent