Lincoln County 4-H’er Mahayla Goedde represented the Tennessee 4-H Horse Program at the 53rd Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 15.
Goedde placed third in the youth public speaking contest out of 11 contestants from across the nation. Her speech, titled “Positive Perspective”, endeavored to shine a light on the positive side of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.
Goedde’s next step is to compete in the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 9. Besides public speaking, Goedde has competed and gained top honors in 4-H Archery, Hippology and Horse Judging, as well as showing her American Quarter Horse in ranch versatility events.