Horse Springs 4-H News

Catron Courier - - Front Page - by El­iz­a­beth Baldridge

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.

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