The Berks County 4-H Horse Members held their horse banquet recently and were recognized for their participation and achievements in the horse program for 2018.
A highlight to the evening was the announcement of the 2018 Berks County Outstanding Horse Members. All 4-H horse club members have an opportunity to fill out an application on their accomplishments and participation in 4-H events for the past year. These forms get judge on an overall participation of 4-H events. The winners were:
• Rookie of the Year: Elizabeth Jones from Berks Saddle-ites 4-H Horse Club
• Junior Division (8-12): Champion, Ava Senseny from Ride for Pride 4-H Horse Club; Reserve Champion, Kamryn Witman from the Blue Ribbon Riders 4-H Horse Club
• Intermediate Division (13-15): Champion, Andrew Long from Berks Saddle-ites 4-H Horse Club; Reserve Champion, Megan Vance from Blue Ribbon Riders 4-H Horse Club
• Senior Division (16+): Champion, Chloe Sullivan from the Ride For Pride 4-H Horse Club; Reserve Champion, Lucas Moyer from Berks Saddle-ites 4-H Horse Club
• Honorable Mention-Spirit of 4-H Awards: Caitlin Diffendal and Grace Mayberry from Ride For Pride 4-H Horse Club and Caleb Moyer from Berks Saddle-ites 4-H Horse Club.
Other awards handed out included:
• Participation in the PA 4-H Junior Championship Show as an exhibitor this past July: Grace Mayberry, Ava Senseny, Daniel Twaddell, Jenna Tyson, and Chloe Sullivan
• Participation in the PA State 4-H Horse Show as an exhibitor this past October: Caitlin Diffendal, Lindsay Diffendal, Ava Fedak, Grace Mayberry, Caleb Moyer, Lucas Moyer, Megan Salmone, Ava Senseny, Chloe Sullivan, Quinn Sullivan, Lilly Sutch, Daniel Twaddell, Jenna Tyson and Megan Vance.
• PA State 4-H Model Horse Show participant: Andrew Long and Elizabeth Jones
• PA State 4-H Equine Educational Exhibit participant: Andrew Long and Elizabeth Jones
• PA State 4-H Photography Contest participants: Andrew Long, Megan Salamone, Daphne Smith and Jenna Tyson
• Participants in Hippology: Heather LaFaver, Grace Mayberry, Bethany Miller, Sianna Ream, Daniel Twaddell, Jenna Tyson, Megan Vance, Caitlin Diffendal, Natalee Fryer, Elizabeth Jones, Tyerney Lewis, Andrew Long, Gwyn Youells, Lindsay Diffendal, Torrin Ream and Kamryn Witman
• Participants in Public Speaking: Chloe Sullivan, Torrin Ream, Megan Vance, Tyerney Lewis, Elizabeth Jones and Sianna Ream
• The Road to Horsemanship Skills: Level 1 Ava Senseny
• Graduating Seniors: Lucas Moyer
Entertainment following the banquet included the 2018 Year in Review Slide Show.
Banquet participants included, Chloe Sullivan as the emcee; Bethany Miller gave the invocation; and Grace Mayberry and Jenna Tyson led the pledges.