horse kids

Pictured back row, left to right are: Hannah Heezen, Caroline Witte, Kaitlyn Novak, Aiden Novak, Jacob Novak, Sarah Poncelow, Casey Tolsma, Delaney Zoss, Bailey Feistner. Middle row: Alexis Fink, Cain Zoss, Emmitt Feistner, Hunter Heezen, Rylan Fagerhaug, Bailey Roduner, Alexis Roesler, Ella Kolousek, Averie Turner, Cannon Zoss, Mercedes Jones. Front row: Tory Fink, Layce Bruns, Royce Bruns, Troy Fastnacht, Abby Kolousek, Raylee Fagerhaug, Kadyn Turner, Avery Miller, Ella Fagerhaug.

Last month brought the first-ever Jerauld-Buffalo, Aurora, Sanborn County 4-H Horse Show.  Jerauld-Buffalo hosted the event at the Jerauld County 4-H grounds on June 18. 

With smaller numbers in each county, the 4-H Horse Club Leaders made the decision to combine the counties into one large horse show with each county taking a turn to host the event.  The day was a huge success with 29 exhibitors (12 from Jerauld-Buffalo, eight from Sanborn and nine from Aurora) and a whopping 194 entries! 

Weather conditions were perfect for the full day event.  Judge Joe Rowe took time periodically throughout the day to talk with the participants about how he scored the events and to offer pointers to the participants.  Many contestants will be attending the State Horse show July 22-24 at the SD State Fairgrounds in Huron.