Nearly 300 4-H’ers Compete in Iowa Youth Horse Jamboree
AMES, Iowa – Nearly 300 Iowa 4-H’ers competed in the 10th annual Iowa Youth Horse Jamboree March 28-29 at Iowa State University. Several of the winners will represent Iowa 4-H at the Denver Horse Classic in January 2010.
“Horse Jamboree contests give youth an opportunity to demonstrate their equine knowledge and skills,” said Mike Anderson, agriculture program coordinator with Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development. “Winners who will represent Iowa at the Denver Horse Classic include the top hippology and quiz bowl teams, along with the top individuals in both demonstration and public speaking.”
The hippology contest showcases knowledge of and skill in equine science and husbandry. First place in senior hippology went to Amy Turner of Madison County with 199 points. The Marion County team won first place in the senior hippology division with teammates Katelyn DeHaan, Amy Turner, Rachel Van Roekel and Liz Sample gaining 604 points. Katie Cedar from Cherokee County placed first in junior hippology with 105 points. She and teammates Zane Young, Marshall Stief and Austin Johnson won the junior hippology team competition with 259 points.
Quiz bowl contestants answer one-on-one, toss-up and bonus questions in a timed situation. First place in the senior division went to the Mills County team of Emily Robinson, Cassie Ford, Meghan Gray and Sarah Hubner. Junior division honors went to the Scott County team including Abbie Weyeneth, Ashleigh Van Durme, Lexie Korndorf and Haley Hawbaker. Senior and junior individual quiz bowl winners were Zane Peters of Madison County and Debbie Manternach of Benton County.
Additional winners are listed at www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/Agriculture/jamboreeresults.htm.
Event sponsors include The Western Edge, Farnam Companies and ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development.
Mike Anderson, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-8617, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peggy Miller, ISU Animal Science, (515) 294-5260, email@example.com
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, firstname.lastname@example.org