4-H & FFA Open Horse Show
Winston Churchill is credited with saying, “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” Those who own horses know caring for these giant animals means work, dedication and passion.
These characteristics will be easily seen during competition at the Dallas County 4-H and FFA Open Horse Show on Saturday, June 28.
This free event is open to the public to watch. Classes will include trail, in-hand, showmanship, English, Western, hunter hack, miniature mumping, pony pleasure, novice rider, pole bending, barrel racing and bareback. Both rider and horse will be put to the challenge as judges scrutinize the animal’s walk, extended trot and canter. Riders will have to prove themselves by displaying finesse pertaining to seat, hands and general horsemanship. Crowds will be pleased while watching riders maneuver during timed events as horses weave through a 6-pole pattern and in the shape of a clover leaf around barrels.
This event is open to all 4-H and FFA members in Iowa. Classes will be divided based on school grade as of September 15, 2013. Cost to show is $5 per class or $30 for the whole day. Those interested in participating should contact Dallas County Horse Superintendent, Sarah Van Pelt, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 491-7581 by June 27.
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