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Idaho County Horse Show participants Demi Klapprich with Rough Riders 4-H Club and Naomi Connolley with Hold Your Horses 4-H Club participate in the event which was held Saturday, July 25, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena.

— The 2015 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Grangeville Border Days arena. Forty-six 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H project. Judges for the show were Shyla Lisenbee of Farmington, Wash., and Cindy Samson of Pullman, Wash. Alyssa Frei of Havre, Mont., was the trail class judge.

4-H members competed in fitting and showing, western, English, and bareback equitation, and hunter/jumper as well as a pleasure trail course, working ranch horse trail course and western games. All competing 4-H’ers were awarded blue, red or white ribbons. Following is a list of grand champion and reserve champion awards and trophy sponsors.

Fitting & Showing — Hold Your Horses 4-H Club — Junior Champion: Tori Miller; Reserve: Elizabeth Severns; Int. Champion — Anna Wolfrum; Reserve: Katrina Wolfrum; Senior Champion — Nichole Blackmer; Reserve: Rachel Kelley.

Bareback Equitation — Grangeville Border Days Committee — Junior Champion: Sadie Kopczynski; Reserve: Emmy Williams; Int. Champion: Katrina Wolfrum; Reserve: Micaela Farris; Senior Champion: Nicole Poxleitner; Reserve: Marisa Lustig.

Western Equitation — Prairie Equipment Rental — Junior Champion: Molly Johnson; Reserve: Emmy Williams; Int. Champion: Paige Lindsley; Reserve: Molly Van Steenwyk; Senior Champion: Nichole Blackmer; Reserve: Nicole Poxleitner.

Over-all Western Equitation — Prairie Equipment Rental — Grand Champion: Nicole Poxleitner; Reserve: Paige Lindsley.

Hunt Seat Equitation — Idaho County Fair Board — Junior Champion: Sadie Kopczynski; Int. Champion: Molly Van Steenwyk; Reserve: Anna Wolfrum; Senior Champion: Nicole Poxleitner.

Hunter/Jumper — Scott & Michelle Schaeffer — Int. Champion: Molly Van Steenwyk; Reserve: Anna Wolfrum.

Trail Class — Linda Carr — Junior Champion: Clarissa Stevens; Reserve: Elizabeth Severns; Int. Champion: Colby Canaday; Reserve: Mattie Lustig; Senior Champion: Nicole Poxleitner; Reserve: Harmony Edmondson.

Western Ranch Horse Trail Class — Grand Champion: Paige Lindsley; Reserve: Leann Lightfield.

Horse Judging Contest — Jim & Julie Church — Top Junior : Vivian Dahlsrud; Top Intermediate: Molly Van Steenwyk; Top Senior: Nichole Blackmer.

Horse Bowl Team — Mary McPherson — Hold Your Horses 4-H Club — Sr. Team: Camden Barger, Nichole Blackmer; Paige Lindsley, Aliyah Pineda.






Western Games Division

Ferdinand Vet Clinic, Virgil Frei, DVM; Cottonwood Vet Services, Helen Rowland, DVM; HouseCall Vet, Kim Wolfrum, DVM.

Flag Race — Junior Champion: Camden Barger; Reserve: Emmy Williams; Int. Champion: Colby Canaday; Reserve: Macenzie Farris; Senior Champion: Rachel Kelley; Reserve: Nicole Poxleitner.

Keyhole Race — Junior Champion: Sadie Kopczynski; Reserve: Camden Barger; Int. Champion: Colby Canaday; Reserve: Molly Van Steenwyk; Senior Champion: Rachel Kelley; Reserve: Nicole Poxleitner.

Figure 8 Race — Junior Champion: Leann Lightfield; Reserve: Sadie Kopczynski; Int. Champion: Colby Canaday; Reserve: Jordyn Pottenger; Senior Champion: Rachel Kelley; Reserve: Nicole Poxleitner.

Pole Race — Junior Champion: Leann Lightfield; Reserve: Emmy Williams; Int. Champion: Colby Canaday; Reserve: Phoebe Rupp; Senior Champion: Rachel Kelley; Reserve: Marisa Lustig.

Barrel Race — Junior Champion: Emmy Williams; Reserve: Leann Lightfield; Int. Champion: Micaela Farris; Reserve: Colby Canaday; Senior Champion: Rachel Kelley; Reserve: Nicole Poxleitner.



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