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Johnson County 4-H students host horse clinic

Isabella Ray and Lydia Lovelace were two of the students and alumni attending this years 4-H Horse Clinic held Saturday, September 14 at Chamber Park in Mountain City. Isabella placed 3rd Halter Conformation, 4th Showmanship, 2nd Western Pleasure 2-Gait; while Lydia placed 5th Halter Conformation, 2nd Showmanship, 3rd Western Pleasure 2-Gait. Submitted photo

By Danielle Pleasant

The Johnson County 4-H hosted a Horse Clinic on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Chamber Park.
The horse clinic offers a safe and fun environment for students to engage in hands-on learning without having to own a horse.
During this year’s clinic, 17 students focused on safely interact with horses, while learning how to groom, saddle, lead a horse, how to prepare for and respond to emergencies and natural disasters.
Students can exhibit their horse in an assortment of classes during the show.
“This year, we had eight students enter the various classes to exhibit their horses’ athletic ability in a variety of disciplines,” said Danielle Pleasant. “We had a special Alumni class for 4-H Alumni to showcase their skills. All of our exhibitors did a wonderful job showing their horses.
Pleasant emphasized that in addition, each of the participants displayed exceptional sportsmanship for one another.
“The Johnson County 4-H would like to thank all the volunteers, parents, coaches, students, and supporters that worked together to make this event a success,” she said.