Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest Winners

Photo of horseDelaware 4-H members of all ages recently participated in a statewide Equine Art Contest sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee, a group of volunteer 4-H Equine Project Leaders. Over 70 entries from 30 budding artists were submitted for the contest in the following categories:

• Drawing- Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil –Abstract
• Drawing- Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil –Realistic
• Drawing- Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon- Abstract
• Drawing- Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon- Realistic
• Painting- Abstract
• Painting- Realistic
• Photography- Color
• Photography- Black and White
• Cartoon- Single Frame or Strip
• Mixed Media, Altered Media

Entries were divided into age groups for judging. Awards were given to the top six entries in each category and age group as determined by a group of volunteer judges. A Best in Show Champion and Best in Show Reserve Champion overall were also chosen from all of the entries. The artwork is on display at the Chick’s Saddlery retail store in Harrington, Delaware through the beginning of June. Delaware 4-H gives a special thanks to Chick’s for hosting the art display and their support of young people involved in the Delaware 4-H Youth Development Program.

Drawing- Abstract- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Ages 8-11
1. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals, Kent County

Drawing- Abstract- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Ages 12-14
1. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Realistic- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7
• Sophia Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Realistic-Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Ages 8-11Painting of horse
1. Kaitlyn Grant, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Levi Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Realistic-Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Ages 12-14
1. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Daisy Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
3. Haley Smith, Country Clovers 4-H Club, Sussex County
4. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
5. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County
6. Ashton Stafford, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Realistic-Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Ages 15-19
1. Garrett Sarlouis, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Austin Stafford, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Abstract- Pen, Ink, Markers, Crayons Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7
• Avalon Davis, Clover Knights 4-H Club, Sussex County
• Sophia Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Abstract- Pen, Ink, Markers, Crayons Ages 8-11
1. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs, Sussex County

Drawing- Abstract- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers Ages 12-14
1. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay, 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Hallie Terry, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
3. Riley Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Drawing- Abstract- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers Ages 15-19
1. Amanda Jewell, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Realistic- Pen, Ink, Markers, Crayons Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7Horse art
• Sophia Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
• Christopher Rowe, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
• Emily Jo Strachar, Hearts 4 Horses 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Realistic- Pen, Ink, Markers, Crayons Ages 8-11
1. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
4. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
5. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
6. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Realistic- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers Ages 15-19
1. Autumn Wallace, Legacy 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Natalie Buchmoyer, Woodside Emeralds 4-H Club, Kent County

Painting- Abstract- Oil, Acrylic, Watercolors Ages 8-11
1. Abagail Mast, Kent County
2. Kaitlyn Grant, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Painting- Abstract- Oil, Acrylic, Watercolors Ages 12-14
1. Austin Jewell, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Painting- Abstract- Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor Ages 15-19
1. Amanda Jewell, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Claudia Little, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County

Painting- Realistic- Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7
• Juliette Anger, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
• Vayda Behringer, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
• Kelsey Messick, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County

Painting- Realistic-Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor Ages 8-11
1. Cate Reilly, Country Clovers 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Brooke Taylor, Bridgville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
3. Jenalyse Yambo, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
4. Kyle VanHekle, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County

Painting- Realistic- Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor Ages12-14
1. Ava Kelly, County Clovers 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
3. Riley Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
4. Hallie Terry, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Painting- Realistic- Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor Ages 15-19
1. Autumn Wallace, Legacy 4-H Club, Kent County

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Ages 8-11
1. Christopher Vargas, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Addison Reel, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Kyle VanHekle, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
4. Trey Moffett, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
5. Kyle VanHekle, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
6. Kyle VanHekle, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Ages 12-14
1. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Ages 15-19
1. Natalie Buchmoyer, Woodside Emeralds 4-H Club, New Castle County

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35MM- Ages 8-11
1. Christopher Vargas, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Trey Moffett, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM- Ages 12-14
1. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County

Cartoon- Single Frame or Strip- Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7
• Avalon Davis, Clover Knights 4-H Club, Sussex County

Cartoon- Single Frame or Strip- Ages 8-11
1. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Trey Moffett, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County

Cartoon- Single Frame or Strip- Ages 12-14
1. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County

Mixed, Altered Media, Other- Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7
• Sophia Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
• Emily Jo Strachar, Hearts 4 Horses 4-H Club, Kent County

Mixed, Altered Media, Other- Ages 8-11Horse metal art
1. Stephanie Strachar, Hearts 4-Horses 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Sedona Ashman, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County
3. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
4. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
5. Abagail Mast, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County
6. Taylor Young, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Mixed, Altered Media, Other- Ages 15-19
1. Claudia Little, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Sophia Peterson, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County

Best In Show Champion Award- Claudia Little- Age 16- Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County- Mixed Media

Best In Show Reserve Champion Award- Autumn Wallace- Age 18- Legacy 4-H Club, Kent County- Color Photography

4-H is a community of young people across Delaware learning leadership, citizenship and lifeskills. 4-H Grows True Leaders! For more information on becoming a 4-H member or volunteer in Delaware please contact your county extension office:

New Castle County: (302)831-2667
Kent County: (302)730-4000
Sussex County: (302)856-7303

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