Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest Winners

Drawing of a brown horse with flowers around it's neck and a blue ribbon attached to the artwork
Best In Show Reserve Champion Award- -Daisy Timney- Age 13- Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County Realistic Painting

Delaware 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. Entries from budding artists from across the state were submitted for the contest in the following categories:

• Drawing- Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil (Abstract or Realistic)
• Drawing- Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon (Abstract or Realistic)
• Painting- Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor (Abstract or Realistic)
• Photography- Color digital or 35 mm film
• Photography- Black and White digital or 35 mm film
• Cartoon- Single Frame or Strip
• Mixed Media

Entries were divided into age groups for judging. Awards were given to the top six entries in each category and age group. A Best in Show Champion and Best in Show Reserve Champion overall were also chosen from all of the entries. The artwork has been on display at the Chick’s Saddlery retail store in Harrington, Delaware during the month of May. 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- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil- Abstract- Cloverbud- Ages 5-7
• Sophia Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Abstract- Junior- Ages 8-11
1. Savannah Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

A horse made out of mixed media with a blue first place ribbon and 4H award placed next to it
Best In Show Champion Award- Weston Williams – Age 14- Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
Mixed Media

2. Lillie Bradley, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
3. Reid Bradley, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil- Realistic- Cloverbud- Ages 5-7
• Josiah Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Realistic- Junior- Ages 8-11
1. Emily Knestaut, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Emily Knestaut, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
3. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
4. Kaitlyn Grant, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
5. Abby VanVorst, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
6. Jordanne Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Abstract-Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7
• Sophia Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
• Sarah Melvin, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
• Taylor Melvin, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Abstract- Ages 8-11
1. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
4. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Realistic- Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7
• Sophia Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Realistic- Junior- Ages 8-11
1. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
4. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
5. Emily Knestaut, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
6. Juliette Anger, Bridegville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Painting- Abstract- Junior-Ages 8-11
1. Emily Knestaut, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Carley Rebuck, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Meredith Schiff, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
4. Blayne Tucker, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
5. Kaitlyn Grant, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Kent County
6. Rylei Webb, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County

Painting- Abstract- Intermediate- Ages 12-14
1. Sydney Messick, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville mustangs 4-H Club, Kent County

Painting- Abstract- Senior- Ages 15-19
1. Jenna Anger, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Painting- Realistic- Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7
• Sarah Melvin, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
• Taylor Melvin, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Painting- Realistic- Junior-Ages 8-11
1. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

Painting- Realistic- Intermediate- Ages 12-14
1. Daisy Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
2. Lauren Williams, Ponies and Pintails 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Dawson Mitchell, Ponies and Pintails 4-H Club, Kent County

Painting- Realistic- Senior- Ages 15-19
1. Olivia Bordeau, Ponies and Pintails 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Rylee Ridgely, Ponies and Pintails 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Kassidy Kohland, Ponies and Pintails 4-H Club, Kent County

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Junior- Ages 8-11
1. Sedona Ashman, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Quinton Ashman, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County
3. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
4. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County
5. Trey Moffett, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
6. Kyle VanHekle, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Intermediate- Ages 12-14
1. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
4. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
5. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM- Junior- Ages 8-11
1. Brooklynn Larimore, Vernon Creek 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Trey Moffett, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
4. Jocelyn Retkowski, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
5. Kyle VanHekle, Pony Pals 4-H Club, Kent County

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM- Intermediate- Ages 12-14
1. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
3. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County

Cartoon Strip- Junior- Ages 8-11
1. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
2. Trey Moffett, Peach Blossom 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County

Mixed Media- Cloverbud- Ages 5-7
• Sophia Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
• Sarah Melvin, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
• Taylor Melvin, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Kent County
• Ethan Perry, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County
• Liam Probert, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County
• Wyatt Vincent, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County

Mixed Media- Junior- Ages 8-11
1. Abigail Mast, On Target 4-H Club, Kent County
1. Alison Swartz, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County
2. Sedona Ashman, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Kent County
3. Brooke Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
4. Carley Croll, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County
5. Quinton Ashman, Sunset Branch 4-H Club, Sussex County
6. Juliette Anger, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Mixed Media- Intermediate- Ages 12-14
1. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County

Mixed Media- Senior-Ages 15-19
1. Jenna Anger, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Best In Show Champion Award– Weston Williams – Age 14- Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club,Kent County
Mixed Media

Best In Show Reserve Champion Award– -Daisy Timney- Age 13- Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
Realistic Painting

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New Castle County: (302)831-8965
Kent County: (302)730-4000
Sussex County: (302)856-7303

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