2019 Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show

The 60th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show was held October 25-27 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. More than 700 youth from over 55 counties participated in 74 performance classes throughout the weekend. There were over 1,500 entries shown by youth who qualified for the show.

The State 4-H Horse Show is the final competition of the year for those 4-H horse members enrolled in performance horse projects. To be eligible for the show, members must advance through qualifying competitions at county and district levels. Events include showmanship, horsemanship, equitation, pleasure, over fences, driving, western riding, reining, trail and timed events. A therapeutic riding division for riders with special needs is also included in the show.

Lackawanna County 4-H members placed in the following classes:

  • Maggie Carper, Clarks Summit, fifth in Breed Type Hunter Under Saddle
  • Rylie Heusner, Scranton, sixth in Classic Hunter Under Saddle
  • Kara Judge, Scranton, sixth in Breed Type Hunter Under Saddle
  • Molly Landsiedel, Dalton, tenth in Western Horsemanship, Reserve Champion Open Trail Horses
  • Shayla VanVleck, Clifford Township
  • Corinne Jacoby, Clarks Summit, fourth in Hunter Hack and sixth in Working Hunter Horses
  • Alyssa Angelicola, Clarks Summit, third in Working Hunter Horses, fourth in Equitation Over Fences and third in Hunter Hack Horses
  • Lily Ballino, Clarks Summit
  • Rylin Puza, Tunkhannock

Equine Extension Associates, Lew Trumble and Joe Stanco, worked with Team Horse Power members to provide hands-on clinics for youth and adults. Team Horse Power is a leadership program that trains and empowers teens and young adults to develop their individual skills and then teach horsemanship skills to and mentor young members.

Team Horse Power members were presented medallions in recognition of their achievements and service to the 4-H Horse Program. Lackawanna County Team Horse Power members include: Maggie Carper, Clarks Summit; Molly Landsiedel, Dalton; and Shayla VanVleck, Clifford Township.

Left to right, Alyssa Angelicola, Clarks Summit; Camilla Fontini, Clarks Summit; Rylie Heusner, Scranton; Kara Judge, Scranton; Lily Ballino, Clarks Summit; Molly Landsiedel, Dalton; Maggie Carper, Clarks Summit; Cheyanne VanVleck, Clifford Township; and Rylin Puza, Tunkhannock.


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