11 Northern Gila County Riders Place In State 4-H Horse Show

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The official results of the State 4-H Horse Show held at West World, Scottsdale Oct. 21 and 22 have finally been released.

Gila County had 14 girls who qualified and entered after four shows within the county. The top four average point earners from those shows qualified for state.

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Scout Harper and Noble Tanenhaus joined fellow 4-H Club members Destiny Wagenknecht, Noelle Gordon, Micaela Croy, Sarah Scott, Tiena Wisdom, Jordan Hunt, Emily Mirko, Jesse Moore and Lexi Cline represented northern Gila County at the State 4-H Horse Show.

There were 14 representatives from the county, 11 of those were from Northern Gila County.

"I am very proud of the girls from our area and their accomplishments," said Lani Hall, 4-H youth development agent for Gila County. "The competition was very tough and the Gila County girls held their own."

All of the girls competed in the Junior age group, which is ages 9-13.

"Most of the girls also attended a horse judging clinic and contest and did very well," Hall said.

Seventh place went to Tiena Wisdom, ninth to Scout Harper and tenth to Noble Tanenhaus.

"As we begin our new year, I hope to increase enrollment in all project areas," Hall said.

Raising plants and homemaking craft are two other current areas 4-H youth have shown an interest in and could benefit from adult mentors.

Talley Tanenhaus has stepped up as one of the area's new youth leaders.

Anyone interested in volunteering may call Tanenhaus at (928) 478-4042 or Hall at (928) 595-0655.

Top 10 placements

Western Equitation

Ninth place

Jordan Hunt

Western Bareback

Seventh place

Jordan Hunt

English Hunter Hack

Fourth place

Micaela Croy

English Hunt Seat Equitation

Fourth place

Micaela Croy

English Working Hunter

Fifth Place

Micaela Croy

English Bareback

Seventh place

Jordan Hunt

Pole Bending

Eighth place

Noelle Gordon

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