A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Oct. 15, 2009

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HOOKSTOWN, Pa. — Silver Spurs 4-H club members participated in the District 11 4-H Horse Show held in last month in Allegheny County.

Eight members qualified to show at the State Championship Show Oct. 23-25 in Harrisburg Pa.

Members are:
Samantha Grimm and Shades of a Hustler (Harley) – hunt seat eq. on the flat – senior, hunter under saddle horse – senior, hunter hack – horse.

Auberly Berringer and Mistys Rockin Image (Misty) – western pleasure pairs.

Ainsley Berringer and Kansas Hilltop Star (Sugar)- western pleasure pairs.

Katelynn Greenawald and Zip Lika Mercedes (Sadie) – western pleasure horse – junior, stock seat eq. – junior.

Blake Sirko and Impulsive Miss Pine (Maddie) – western pleasure ponies-over 13h-14.2h, open trail ponies – 14.2h and under.

Colton Swogger and Dandy Zippin Skip (Skippy) – western pleasure ponies – over 13h-14.2h.

Melaina Swogger and Pretty Tough Dually (Ebby) – western pleasure ponies – 13h and under.

Luke Megaludis and Spirit of Dandy (Spirit) – W/T eq. – minimal assistance, obstacle trail – minimal assistance.

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COLUMBUS — After miles of travel and evaluating cattle in seven different states, the 4-H Dairy Judging team has returned from the national contests with numerous ribbons in hand.

The team finished fourth out of 27 participating state teams.

Congratulations to the members who included Robin Alden (Danville), Michelle Funk (Jeromesville), Ty Etgen (Wapakoneta) and Jared Smith (Plain City).

Smith finished as the fourth high individual and also earned the highest score in placings.

In breeds, the Ohio team was first place in Holsteins, third in Brown Swiss and fifth in Jerseys.

Individually, Funk was second in the Jersey breed. Smith was second in the Holstein breed followed in third by Etgen.

Alden placed 13th for her reasons and Funk and Smith were in top 25 for their reasons. Etgen was also 17th overall.

Etgen and Funk attend ATI and Alden and Smith are in high school.

At the Pennsylvania All American contest, the three team members competing were Etgen, Alden, and Smith. All three finished in the top 25 with Alden in sixth, Etgen in 14th and Smith in 21st.

As a team, they were third in Ayrshires, second in Brown Swiss and fourth in Holsteins and then overall, the team placed fourth.

Alden completed her most successful outing as seventh in reasons, eighth in Ayrshires, second in Brown Swiss, fifth in Holsteins and fourth in Jerseys.

The team is coached by Bonnie Ayars, Extension Dairy Program specialist.

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ORWELL, Ohio — The Mustang Wranglers 4-H horse club held its regular monthly meeting Oct. 10 at Saddles Etc. & Gift Shop, Orwell.

It was the first meeting of the new 4-H year. They discussed fundraising possibilities and community service projects the club could do.

Members also talked about different learning and fun activities the club could do for the upcoming year.

Club officer descriptions and responsibilities were read. Elections for new officers will be held next month.

Jackie Warren and Hannah Propst were congratulated on being accepted to Junior Fair Board.
The members will have a camp fire get together Oct. 18 and a bowling night Nov. 20.

The next regular meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at Saddles Etc.

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