Brylee Hall, a fourth-grader at Frontier Elementary School, led the Rim Country medal charge at the 60th Annual Arizona National Livestock Show held last week in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
The 9-year-old Hall was awarded the all-around buckle champion for accumulating the most points in her age division. Hall was third in both the pole bending and barrel racing and fifth in the goat tying.
Hall, a first year 4-H competitor, is a member of the Equine Unlimited Club. During the show, she competed on her two project horses, Ollie and Rocket.
Also in the equestrian division of the livestock show, which was held at WestWorld, Tim Phillips earned seventh place in the junior division, which drew 4-H, and FFA from around the state,
Phillips is a third-year member of the Reno Creek Rough Riders 4-H Club in Tonto Basin and an eighth-grader at Tonto Basin Elementary School.
In addition to equestrian competition, Philips also participated in 4-H market goat and steer projects.
In the junior livestock judging, which was held at the state fairgrounds in Phoenix, the Gila County team of Brylee Hall, Maizy Hall and Tzeidl Harper finished 10th competing against over 200 youth from around the country.
Also representing the county in the judging contest was the team of Caleb Burket, Franchesca Brooks, Jacob Cline and Ben Griffin.
"This was a first-time entry for most of the youth, who did a great job," said 4-H youth Development Agent Lani Hall.
Anyone interested in joining the local 4-H group or volunteering as an adult, should contact the Gila County Cooperative Extension office at (928) 474-4160 or (928) (402) 8585.
Market animal project members must be enrolled by Jan. 18.