State 4-H Horse Show Recap

The 49th Annual Delaware State 4-H Horse Show was held in the Quillen Arena on Friday, July 25 during the Delaware State Fair.  The show is put on by the State 4-H Horse Advisory committee, a group of horse oriented 4-H volunteers with members coming from each county. This year, the highest number of exhibitors in at least the last decade turned out for the event which included 57 horses and ponies. Kennis “Buttons” Fairfax of Livingston, New Jersey judged the show along with the trail judge, Jennifer Dill of Wyoming, Delaware.

Horse show collage


Here are the Champions in each of their respective divisions:

Champion Western HorseJacob Blacksten riding Orkies Feature

Reserve Champion Western HorseAlivia Scuse riding Hands Off My Hot Rod

Champion Western PonyHaylee Wells riding Colors in the Mail

Reserve Champion Western PonySamantha Greim riding Arrow’s First April

Champion English HorseMorgan Civita riding Moment by Moment

Reserve Champion English HorseLaura Board riding Jester

Champion English PonyHannah Ziccarelli riding Once in A Blue Moon

Reserve Champion English PonySara Deason riding Churchill’s Supreme Eclipse

Champion Walk TrotPaige Taylor riding Skipster Van Star

Reserve Champion Walk TrotLauren Russell riding Flying Cambatto

Each division champion was awarded an embroidered hay bale bag sponsored by the Delaware Equine Council.  The reserve division champion awards were embroidered duffel bags sponsored by the Delaware Quarter Horse Association

The Betty Niblett Perpetual Trophy was awarded to the exhibitor with the most points acquired in showmanship and equitation/horsemanship.  This year it was awarded to Jacob Blacksten riding Orkies Feature

Individual class sponsors included:

  • All Creatures Veterinary Clinic
  • Anytime Fitness in Smyrna and Camden
  • A Little Veterinary Clinic
  • Bayside Electric
  • Casual Carpet
  • Country Roads Veterinary Service
  • CSJ Equine Dental/Steve Purse
  • Danielle Hill Training Center
  • Equi Health Products
  • Doris and Bob Froelich
  • Gray Fox Farm
  • Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club
  • Magna Wave Equine Medic- Garry Collins
  • Memory of Robert L. Moore Sr. and Robert L. Moore Jr.
  • William H. Moore
  • A Natural Paw
  • O’Donnell Equine Services
  • Reece Family Miniatures
  • Rowan Farm
  • Jimmy and Sandra Ryan
  • Schlotzhauer Farrier Service
  • Shady Acres Farm
  • Sean and Sandy Tate
  • Gary Simpson Contracting
  • Soap Fairy Inc.
  • Walnut Shade Lawn Care

The Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee is really looking forward to celebrating a half a century of the State 4-H Horse show next year with the 50th annual show!

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