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.