Jenna Tyson of Ride For Pride 4-H Horse Club

Jenna Tyson of Pottstown, a member of the Ride For Pride 4-H Horse Club in Berks County, won Hunter Horse 5-Year-Old Mare Grand Champion, as well as other awards, at the 6th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Junior Horse Championship Show held July 27 and 28.

More than 140 4-H members from across Pennsylvania exhibited horses in performance and in hand classes, totaling more than 450 entries, at the 6th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Junior Horse Championship Show held at the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall July 27 and 28.

Six Berks County 4-H Horse Club members participated in the PA State 4-H Junior Horse Championship Show. They were Ava Senseny of Barto, Caitlin Diffendal of Gilbertsville, Chloe Sullivan of Pottstown, Daniel Twaddell of Boyertown, Grace Mayberry of Douglassville and Jenna Tyson of Pottstown all members of the Ride For Pride 4-H Horse Club in Berks County. The Berks County results are the following:

Paint 5-Year-Old Mare: Blue Merit – Grace Mayberry with Embraced from Douglassville

Western Horse 5-Year-Old Mare Grand Champion: Grace Mayberry with Embraced from Douglassville

Hunter Type Horse 4-Year-Old Gelding: Blue Merit – Chloe Sullivan with Speechless from Pottstown

Hunter Type Horse 5-Year-Old Gelding: Blue Merit – Jenna Tyson with That Could Be Me from Pottstown

Hunter Horse 5-Year-Old Mare Grand Champion: Jenna Tyson with First Glace from Pottstown

Hunter Horse 4-Year-Old Gelding Reserve Champion: Chloe Sullivan with Speechless from Pottstown

Hunter Horse 5-Year-Old Gelding Grand Champion: Jenna Tyson with That Could Be Me from Pottstown

English Pleasure Futurity Walk/Trot/Canter 4-Year-Old: Blue Merit – Chloe Sullivan with Speechless from Pottstown

English Pleasure Futurity Walk/Trot/Canter 5-Year-Old: Blue Merit – Grace Mayberry with Embraced from Douglassville and Blue Merit – Jenna Tyson with That Could Be Me from Pottstown

English Performance Skills 5-Year-Old: Blue Merit – Grace Mayberry with Embraced from Douglassville and Blue Merit – Jenna Tyson with That Could Be Me from Pottstown

English Pleasure Futurity Grand Champion: Chloe Sullivan with Speechless from Pottstown

English Pleasure Futurity Reserve Champion: Jenna Tyson with That Could Be Me from Pottstown

English Pleasure Futurity Championship Class: 4th Place – Grace Mayberry with Embraced from Douglassville

English Performance Skills Grand Champion: Grace Mayberry with Embraced from Douglassville

English Performance Skills Championship Class: 3rd Place – Jenna Tyson with That Could Be Me from Pottstown

Reserve Grand Champion Hunter Horse Mare: Jenna Tyson with First Glance from Pottstown

Miniature Horse 2-Year-Old Mare: Blue Merit – Caitlin Diffendal with The Big Eclipse from Gilbertsville

Miniature Horse 3-Year-Old Mare: Blue Merit – Daniel Twaddell with Hopkins Invincible Image from Boyertown

Miniature Type Horse 2-Year-Old Gelding: Blue Merit – Ava Senseny with Zephyr Woods Jack In A Flash from Barto

Miniature Horse 5-Year-Old Gelding: Blue Merit – Ava Senseny with Zephyr Woods Treasured Bandit from Barto

Miniature Horse 2-Year-Old Mare Championship: 3rd Place – Caitlin Diffendal with The Big Eclipse from Gilbertsville

Miniature Horse 3-Year-Old Gelding Champion: 1st Place – Daniel Twaddell with Hopkins Invincible Image from Boyertown

Miniature Horse 2-Year-Old Gelding Champion: 1st Place – Ava Senseny with Zephyr Woods Jack In A Flash from Barto

Miniature Horse 5-Year-Old Gelding Champion: 3rd Place – Ava Senseny with Zephyr Woods Treasured Bandit from Barto

Miniature In Hand Trail 2-Year-Old: Blue Merit – Caitlin Diffendal with The Big Eclipse from Gilbertsville

Miniature In Hand Trail 3 Year Old: Red Merit – Daniel Twaddell with Hopkins Invincible Image from Boyertown

Miniature In Hand Trail 5-Year-Old: Blue Merit – Ava Senseny with Zephyr Woods Treasured Bandit from Barto

Miniature Driving Futurity 3-Year-Old: Blue Merit – Daniel Twaddell with Hopkins Invincible Image from Boyertown

Miniature Driving Futurity Championship Class: 5th place – Daniel Twaddell with Hopkins Invincible Image from Boyertown

Miniature Horse Jumping 4-Year-Old: Blue Merit – Daniel Twaddell with Rocks Spot On A Deck of Cards from Boyertown

Miniature Horse Jumping 5-Year-Old: Blue Merit – Ava Senseny with Zephyr Woods Treasured Bandit from Barto

Miniature Jumping Futurity Championship Class: 5th place – Ava Senseny with Zephyr Woods Treasured Bandit from Barto

Grand Champion Miniature Horse Gelding: Ava Senseny with Zephyr Woods Jack In A Flash from Barto

The Junior Horse Championship Show is the premier competition of the year for most 4-H horse members enrolled in junior horse projects. Events include breed conformation and futurity classes for yearling to 5-year-old horses, as well as barrel and driving futurities. In Hand Trail and Performance Skills classes were also part of the Junior Horse Show.

All exhibitors competed at a preliminary level in each class for a merit placing. At this level each entry was evaluated against a standard of excellence and received a blue, red, or yellow merit placing. Blue merit placings then advanced to a championship class, where they competed against all blue merit winners in their division. Winners of all championship classes were awarded a neck sash and a Junior Horse Championship Show jacket. Winners of all In Hand championship classes then advanced to compete for Grand Champion honors. Kayla Kimble of Clinton County was named Champion Master Showman which was awarded to the top exhibitor in the Master Showman championship class out of 21 preliminary entries.

There are over 4,000 4-H horse projects involving youth throughout Pennsylvania. Programs are designed to develop life skills in youth and knowledge of horse production, use, and management. For additional information on 4-H horse programs in Pennsylvania, contact your county Penn State Cooperative Extension office at extension.psu.edu/counties or visit the Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Program web site at extension.psu.edu/4-h/projects/horses.

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