Riders display horsemanship at 4-H show

May 5, 2019

MARION — The Plymouth County 4-H club held a horse show on May 5, allowing riders to show off their skills at Washburn Park. 

The horse show was open to all members of the community (not just 4-H members), and depending on the event participants were judged on either their skill as a rider or on how well they cared for their horse. Organizer Jen Duhon called the second category, which is technically called fitting and showmanship, the “bread and butter of a 4-H competition.”

The horse show also had a raffle of various themed baskets at the horse show. 

The show is held twice a year, with a second show in October. All proceeds raised from the show go back to the Plymouth County 4-H club.  

The champions are as follows: 

Leadline 8 and under:  
Champion: Natalie Kearns from Miksch Farm, Carver
Reserve Champion: Finley Keating from Dusty J in Rockland

Leadline 9 and over: 
Champion: Zadie Goyette from Edgewood Farm in Rochester

Walk Trot 9 and under: 
Champion: Caroline McGrath from Furnace Brook Farm in Marshfield
Reserve Champion: Brittany Jop from Edgewood Farm Rochester
Walk Trot 10 to 12:
Champion: Delaney McGrath from Furnace Brook from Marshfield
Reserve Champion: Haylee Welch from Furnace Brook. Marshfield

Walk Trot 13 to 17:
Champion: Jack Miller from Miksch Farm Carver
Reserve Champion: Sabrina Gagnon from Furnace Brook

4-H Junior Walk Trot:
Champion: Liliana Kain from Kismet Farm in Hanover
Reserve Champion: Brooke Yoo from Bowens Lane Stable in Rochester

4-H Junior Walk Trot Canter:
Champion: Zoe Zanetti from Kismet Farm, Hanover
Reserve Champion: Elsie Woodland from Bowens Lane Stable, Rochester    

Small Equine:
Champion: Elsie Woodland, Bowens Lane, Rochester
Reserve Champion: Morgan Duhon, Duhon Stable, Westport