COLUMBIA, Mo.– More than 200 4-H members, parents and coaches from all across the state converged upon the University of Missouri campus April 24 and 25 for the annual State 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Contest.
Horse Bowl results
This year Greene County won the senior division of the Horse Bowl. The Greene County team will represent Missouri 4-H at the 4-H National Horse Bowl Contest this fall.
Results will be posted at http://4h.missouri.edu/events/horse/ under “Horse Bowl State Contest.”
First place, senior team: Greene County. From left, Megan Andersen, Jessica Stacy, Jacob Irmen, Micah O’Malley, Micah Burdick.
Junior team (age 11-13), first place: St. Louis County. From left, Anna Loucks, Lily Wilkins, Sophia Johnson, Deana Raasch.
Junior-junior team (age 8-10), first place: Boone County. From left, Abigail Eddy, Lauren Hammett, Rebecca Detweiler, Daniel Detweiler.
The top individuals in each division received a belt buckle given in memory of Alexandra Anderson, a Boone County 4-H’er who died in 2012 at the age of 13.
From left, Cynthia O’Bryan (aunt of Alexandra); junior top individual, Abigail Eddy, Boone County; junior top individual, Anna Loucks, St. Louis County; senior top individual, Megan Andersen, Greene County.
Hippology contest results
Jackson County won the senior division of the 2015 Hippology Contest. The team will represent Missouri 4-H at the 4-H National Hippology Contest this fall. Results will be posted at http://4h.missouri.edu/events/horse/ under “Hippology State Contest.”
First place, senior team: Jackson County. From left, Kylie Maize, Sarah Eliason, Claire Clevenger, Elisabeth Fleischmann.
First place, junior team: Greene County. From left, Ella O’Connor, Karley McCall, Cara Driskell, Mikayla Peterson.
Top individuals in each age category, from left, Rory O’Conner, Greene County, top individual, 8-10 years old; Mikayla Peterson, Greene County, top individual juniors; Claire Clevenger, Jackson County, top individual seniors.
For more information about Missouri 4-H horse and hippology projects, go to http://4h.missouri.edu/projects/projects3.htm#Horses. For information about local 4-H clubs and activities, contact the MU Extension center in your county.