Horse Springs 4-H News
Horse Springs 4-H Club has had an eventful year. In March, the Club met at Horse Springs Church for their annual highway cleanup followed by a meeting and Senior club member demonstrations. In April the club met in Quemado to build a quarter mile of fence for a fundraising activity. After the fence building were demonstrations and a meeting. At the May meeting demonstrations were completed, fourteen demonstrations done in all.
June was District competition, hosted by Catron County in Glenwood. Horse Springs placings were: Tanner Norton, Kreeden Norton, and Matthew Johnson on the fifth place team in Novice Rifle, Titus Jensen on the second place team in Junior Rifle. Kreeden Norton was in fourth place and Tanner Norton in fifth place for General Presentations. Titus Jensen was on the second place team in Junior Livestock Judging. Nathan Jensen, Kreeden Norton and Elizabeth Bladridge were on the third place team in Novice Livestock Judging. Laney Baldridge and Tanner Norton were on the fourth place team and Tanner was the first place individual, also in Novice Livestock Judg- ing. Also in June, several members of the club traveled to Truth or Consequences to a two day Regional Livestock School. There, Tanner and Kreeden Norton, Lauren, Titus, and Nathan Jensen, and Elizabeth and Laney Baldridge learned about nutrition, showing and grooming their 4-H project animals.
In August Kirsten, Lauren, Titus, and Nathan Jensen, Tanner and Kreeden Norton, Kayden and CJ Marshall, and Elizabeth and Laney Baldridge competed in the Catron County Livestock Jackpot. Lauren Jensen received Senior Showmanship in the lamb division and Nathan Jensen was the Junior Showman. Kayden Marshall received third place in the swine division and CJ Marshall received 6th place. Elizabeth Baldridge received first place in the light weight class and Junior Showmanship in the goat division. Finally, in August, the Horse Springs club members met at the fairgrounds for the annual county cleanup in preparation for the 2016 Catron County Fair.