The 2017 annual horse judging tour was held Sunday afternoon, April 9th. Twenty 4-H members judged four equine classes, one class of oral reasons, one class of identification and a class of hay.
The members judged a Reining Performance class, a class of reining mares, mules, and a class of yerlings at the fairgrounds.
A total of 350 points in the judging contest was possible. Addie Royes, an intermediate, was the overall high point judge with a score of 331.
This is the first horse judging contest of the year.
Members will have the opportunity to judge again at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show and at the Wallowa County Fair. Their scores will be compiled and the top intermediate and senior judges will qualify to represent Wallowa County at the state competition.
In the senior division (ages 15-19), Deidre Schreiber placed first (328), Maddie Tracy, second (324).
In the intermediate division (ages 12-14), Addie Royes placed first (331), Rosie Movich-FieldsopkHDeidre SCasC second (327) and Destiny Barney, third (327).
Other intermediates judging were: Brianna Micka, Casidee Harrod, Rylee Wilcox, Chance Arbogast, Maggie Zacharia, Bailey Vernam and Carrin Yaw. Juniors (ages 9-11); Libby Fisher, first (326); Lily Royes, second (314); Eva Anderson third (310).
Other Juniors judging included:HArlie Stein, Devin Schreiber, and Quincee Zacharias. First year juniors: Kimber Stein first (312), and Carisa Yaw second (288).
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