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State 4-H Horse Judging Results

Jun 30, 2017


Claudia Baney, Extension Specialist

The 2017 State 4-H Horse Judging Contest was held June 19 at the National Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville. The contest is part of the State 4-H Horse Champion- ship. A total of 43 senior 4-H contestants judged five classes of Stock Horses, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle and Hunt Seat Equitation.

The Sumner County team of Amber Thornton, Megan Thornton, Georgia Smith and Erin Carver received top honors and champion team. The Rutherford County team of Olivia Hayes, Shelby Finch, Rebecca Grace Stone and Charity Chandler were named reserve champion team.

The winner of the Meadows Family High Individual Award was Rebecca Grace Stone from Rutherford County.

Individual Halter

  1. Anna Cesnik, Williamson County
  2. Katie Simcox, Johnson County
  3. Larrya Stegall, Henderson County

Team Halter

  1. Madison County
  2. Williamson County
  3. McMinn County

Individual Performance

  1. Anna Cesnik, Williamson County
  2. Ashley Haylett, Williamson County
  3. Charity Chandler, Rutherford County

Team Performance

  1. Williamson County
  2. Rutherford County
  3. Sumner County

Individual Reasons

  1. Rebecca Grace Stone, Rutherford County
  2. Megan Thornton, Sumner County
  3. Taylor Perry, Madison County

Team Reasons Individual Reasons

  1. Sumner County
  2. Rutherford County
  3. Williamson County

Overall Team

  1. Sumner County – Megan Thornton, Amber Thornton, Georgia Smith and Erin Carver, 1111 points
  2. Rutherford County – Olivia Hayes, Shelby Finch, Rebecca Grace Stone and Charity Chandler, 1104 points
  3. Williamson County – Ashley Haylett, Anna Cesnik, Amber Hiscock, and Natalie Harrison, 1097 points
  4. Madison County – Taylor Perry, Abby McCalmon, Zach McCarver, and Hannah Brashear, 1077 points
  5. Johnson County – Katie Simcox, Megan Rice, Rebekkah Dugger and Faith Poteet, 1053 points

Overall Individuals

  1. Rebecca Grace Stone, Rutherford County – 379 points
  2. Megan Thornton, Sumner County – 379 points (broken on reasons score)
  3. Taylor Perry, Madison County – 374 points
  4. Ashley Haylett, Williamson County -373 points
  5. Erin Carver, Sumner County – 369 points
2017 State 4-H Horse Judging Results - Sumner County Champion Team: Amber Thornton, Megan Thornton, Georgia Smith and Erin Carver
Sumner County Champion Team: Amber Thornton, Megan Thornton, Georgia Smith and Erin Carver
2017 State 4-H Horse Judging Results - High Individual Award: Rebecca Grace Stone, Rutherford County
High Individual Award: Rebecca Grace Stone, Rutherford County
2017 State 4-H Horse Judging Results - Rutherford County Reserve Champion Team: Olivia Hayes, Shelby Finch, Rebecca Grace Stone and Charity Chandler
Rutherford County Reserve Champion Team: Olivia Hayes, Shelby Finch, Rebecca Grace Stone and Charity Chandler

Champion and Reserve Champion teams will be invited to attend Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championship in Perry, Georgia. Sumner County will represent Tennessee at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

Thank you to all of our horse providers, the MTSU horse science program students, Dave Whitaker, Holly Spooner, Lacey Johnston, Anne Brzezicki and Neal Smith for their help at the contest.