Cassatt places 3rd in Seniors at State 4-H Hippology Contest

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Tannah Cassatt

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Hippology Contest was held March 19, 2023 and gathered 54 youth, along with their coaches.

A majority of participants responded their knowledge in areas such as equine confirmation, behavior, equipment, diseases, anatomy, terminology, and characteristics improved as a result of participating in the event. As a result of their involvement in 4-H, 95% of youth responded they are seeking to learn more about agriculture, 97% consider themselves an advocate for the agriculture industry, 85% are seeking a career in agriculture, 85% feel they are educated consumers of agricultural products, and 79% are comfortable sharing their knowledge of agriculture with others.

The top junior (ages 8 – 13) competitors were 1st – Kaylie Higgins, Newton County; 2nd – Adalena McAsey, Andrew County; 3rd – Adalyn Sevits, Schuyler County; 4th – Jolynn Scott, Lafayette County; 5th – Josie Schulte, Osage County; 6th – Lilliann Gooch, Cass County; 7th – Guido Giarratana, Clinton County; 8th – Lorali Gilman, Callaway County; 9th – Blake Steen, Osage County; 10th – Brett Miller, Cass County. The top junior team was represented by Cass County. The 2nd place team was from Newton County and 3rd place from Andrew County.

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The top senior (ages 14-18) competitors were 1st – Alexis Reeves, Ray County; 2nd – Brynne Holtwick, Cass County; 3rd – Tannah Cassatt, Jasper County; 4th – Sydney Kleine, Buchanan, 5th – Taylor Reeves, Ray County, 6th – Darcy Davis, Buchanan, 7th – Kirsten Harris, Callaway County; 8th – Bailey Mills, Newton County; 9th – Delaney Duncan, Cass County; 10th – Harley Hook, Callaway County. The top senior team the Tri-County team with youth from Buchanan and Ray counties. The 2nd place team was from Newton County and 3rd place from Callaway County. The Tri-County team will advance compete in a national contest representing Missouri.

Programs offered by Missouri 4-H would not be possible without support from our partners.  Major support for Missouri 4-H Agriculture and Natural Resources programs is provided by the Missouri 4-H Foundation in partnership with Bass Pro Shops, Corteva Agriscience, Crader Distributing Company, FCS Financial, Missouri Association of Meat Processors, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Holstein Association, Eunice Campbell, and Robert E. “Bud” Hertzog, DVM.

About 4-H

More than 55,000 members strong, Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow – making a real difference in their community, country and world. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Missouri and the nation’s Cooperative Extension System.  For more information on Missouri 4-H, visit 4h.missouri.edu.

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