4-H horse show sea­son starts May 13

Record Observer - - News - By DOUG BISHOP dbishop@kibay­times.com

CEN­TRE­VILLE — The week­end of May 13, 14 and 15, all three lo­cal 4-H horse clubs — Pony Ex­press, Dream Riders and Wags & Win­nies — will have their first equine events of the 2016 sea­son. All events re­quire cur­rent neg­a­tive Cog­gins pa­pers to par­tic­i­pate and be on show grounds. Also, manda­tory boots and safety hel­mets must be worn at all times on fair grounds by riders. The fol­low­ing are the sched­uled dates for each club at the 4-H Park in Cen­tre­ville: • Fri­day evening, May 13, Pony Ex­press “Jumper Show” No. 1. • Satur­day, 9 a.m., May 14, Dream Riders Show se­ries, No. 1 (com­plete show, in hand, flat classes, speed, jump­ing and trail, English and Western). • Sun­day, 9 a.m., May 15, Wags & Win­nies “Fun Show” No. 1 (Speed events & Jump­ing games). • Fri­day evening, June 3, Pony Ex­press “Speed Show” No. 1. • Satur­day, 9 a.m., June 4, Dream Riders Show se­ries, No. 2. • Fri­day evening, June 24, Pony Ex­press “Speed Show” No. 2. • Fri­day evening, July 1, Pony Ex­press “Jumper Show” No. 2. • Satur­day, 9 a.m., July 9, Dream Rider Show se­ries, No. 3. • Fri­day evening, July 15, Pony Ex­press “Speed Show” No. 3. • Fri­day evening, July 29, Pony Ex­press “Speed Show” No. 4.

• Fri­day evening, Aug. 5, Wags & Win­nies “Fun Show” No. 2. • Tues­day, 9 a.m., Aug. 9, QA Fair 4-H English Show. • Wed­nes­day, 9 a.m., Aug. 10, QA Fair 4-H Western Show. • Thurs­day, 9 a.m., Aug. 11, QA Fair Open Show. • Fri­day evening, Sept. 9, Pony Ex­press “Speed Show” No. 5. • Satur­day, 9 a.m., Dream Riders Show se­ries, No. 4. • Satur­day, Oct., 1, Wags & Win­nies “Fun Show” No. 3.

All shows re­quire mod­est en­try fees and par­ent sig­na­ture of waivers to par­tic­i­pate. Par­ent must be in present with chil­dren and horses dur­ing en­tire show times while par­tic­i­pat­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Pony Ex­press lead­ers Tom or Dotie Gannon at 410-310-1957, Dream Riders leader Robin Bishop at 410-490-3244, or Wags & Win­nies leader Edna Gar­lic at ej­gar­lic@at­lanticbb.net.

PHOTO BY DOUG BISHOP

Award win­ners of the Dream Riders 4-H Club’s 2015 horse show se­ries are dhown fol­low­ing the awards pro­gram held at Sunny Days Farm in Cen­tre­ville, Satur­day, April 2, near the QA County 4-H Park. From the left, Rachel Grabowski, Me­gan Byrne, Ash­lee Dilling, Wil­low Po­draza, Sky­lar Po­draza, Heather Arscott, Sophia Kolobow, Jenna Dawes, Katie Sheehi, Macken­zie Miller, and Mae Har­ring­ton, all who were among the 35 par­tic­i­pants in the three-show se­ries last year.

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