Area 4-Hers win numerous horse show awards

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Gracie Hix
Alyvia Foster

Two area 4-Hers showed out at the regional and state 4-H horse shows this summer. Alyvia Foster and Gracie Hix, both seniors at Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School, earned numerous awards in the senior division of the regional and state 4-H horse shows. 

The purpose of the 4-H horse show program is to provide a progressive series of educational opportunities for 4-H members to exhibit their skills at the county, region, state, or national levels. This program allows 4-H members to participate in activities designed to improve their sense of citizenship, fair play, horse management, character, competitive attitude and self-discipline, while creating an atmosphere for learning and applying life skills. 

Hix placed in the following categories at the regional competition: Senior high point runner up; ranch division, first; ranch pleasure, first; ranch horsemanship, second; hunter mares, second; hunt seat equitation, third; hunter trail, fourth; hunter under saddle, fourth; halter mares, fifth; hunter division, fifth; senior showmanship, fifth; western, ranch, and gaited, sixth; hunter showmanship, sixth. 

Hix also competed in the State 4-H Horse Show, winning first in senior hunter trail and senior ranch riding. She took home third in senior ranch showmanship, senior hunter under saddle, and senior hunt seat equitation; sixth in senior ranch trail; and eighth in hunter in hand senior – mares. 

Foster placed in the following categories at the regional competition: Ranch Division and Hunter Division high point winner; halter geldings, second; western pleasure, second; western horsemanship, second; ranch pleasure, third; ranch horsemanship, fourth; western, ranch, and gaited, fifth; hunter geldings, fifth; hunter under saddle, fifth; hunt seat equitation, eighth; and senior showmanship, ninth. 

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