Jasper County Youth Place at National 4-H Horse Judging Contest

From left to right: Jennifer Chandler (coach), Laura Thorn, Eden Rominger, Emily Egger, Garrett Egger, and Tannah Cassatt (alternate). Photo courtesy University of Missouri Extension

Four Jasper County youth participated in the horse judging contest at the Eastern National 4-H Roundup this weekend.

The contest, which took place in Louisville, Kentucky on November 6, consisted of judging confirmation and performance classes and giving sets of reasons.

The 4-H horse judging team from Jasper County took first place at the Missouri State 4-H Horse Judging Contest in February of this year and earned the opportunity to advance to the national contest. The team practiced their judging skills together once a week leading up to the contest, as well as studying on their own at home.

The team placed ninth overall in performance and eight overall in reasons.


The Eastern National 4-H Roundup “provides a place for youth to compete nationally while encouraging teamwork and self-confidence, and while focusing on the 4-H Mission Mandates: Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Healthy Living, and Citizenship.”

About Jasper County 4-H

Jasper County 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.