Eight Lincoln County 4-H’ers competed in the State Hippology contest held on Feb. 22-23 at University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The Junior High team placed ninth overall, and the Senior team placed second overall, qualifying them to represent the state of Tennessee and compete at the Southern Regionals competition in late July in Perry, Ga.
The Southern Regionals 4-H Horse Championship will be comprised of 4-H’ers from 13 southeastern states. Tennessee will be represented by two teams at this year’s event, including the team from Lincoln County.
Hippology is a competition that tests the horse knowledge of 4-H’ers in fourth through 12th grades. They are given a written exam, identification slides and team problems and must judge two horse show classes. Scores are tabulated, and awards are given for both high-scoring individuals and teams.
Awards received at this year’s state competition include the following:
Junior High Division Team – Ninth Place (Carrie Brigham, Shelby Oliver, Maryanna Price and KayLee Sells).
Senior Division Team – Second Place (Mahayla Goedde, Megan Harris, Sabrina Rascoe and Chayton Stephens).
Individual awards went to Megan Harris, second place, Senior, and Mahayla Goedde, sixth place, Senior.
The Horse Project Group meets regularly at the extension office. No horse is required to participate. This is open to fourth through 12th graders.
For more information about the program, contact Joy Brigham at 334-790-0372.