Horse Springs 4H News

Catron Courier - - Front Page - By Holly Jensen (Con­tin­ued on page 15)

The Horse Springs 4H club had another fun year. In June, Titus Jensen, Lau­ren Jensen, and Micah John­son rep­re­sented their club and Ca­tron County at the 4H District con­test in Las Cruces. They par­tic­i­pated in ri­fle, archery, live­stock judg­ing, horse judg­ing, and speech. Lau­ren Jensen placed 2nd in horse judg­ing.

In July Kacy Drum­mond, Ky Drum­mond, Ty Gatlin, De­Lanie Gatlin, Brock Pow­ell, Kirstin Jensen, Jud South, and Jake South rep­re­sented their club and Ca­tron County at the State Con­fer­ence in Las Cruces, NM. The Horse Springs horse judg­ing team (Ky, Ty, De­Lanie, and Kirstin) placed sec­ond at the con­fer­ence. Jud, Jake, Brock, and Kacy placed sec­ond as a team in the SkillA-Thon, with Kacy plac­ing 2nd in­di­vid­ual. Ty, De­Lanie, Ky, and Kacy placed 3rd in team live­stock judg­ing. Kirstin placed 2nd in in­stru­men­tal divi­sion of the tal­ent show. Also in July, Ky, Brock, Jake, and Elena Martineau at­tended Live­stock School.

Au­gust brought the much an­tic­i­pated Ca­tron County Fair. Mem­bers worked hard with an­i­mals and ex­hibits. Ky Drum­mond showed the Grand Cham­pion Mar­ket Steer with Kacy show­ing Re­serve Cham­pion Steer. Kirstin showed County Bred Cham­pion Steer. Lau­ren placed first in ju­nior beef show­man­ship. Kacy showed Grand Cham­pion Mar­ket Lamb, and placed first in show­man­ship. Ty showed the Grand Cham­pion Mar­ket Goat. Kirstin placed 1st in se­nior goat show­man­ship, and De­Lanie placed 1st in ju­nior goat show­man­ship. Micah had the Grand Cham­pion Rooster, and Noel placed 1st in chicken show­man­ship. In the ex­hibit build­ing, Micah and Noel placed 1st with their sin­gle­layer, dec­o­rated cake. Kirstin re­ceived the jr. best-of-show rib­bon for her pen­cil sketch. For the horse show on Fri­day, Lau­ren re­ceived the al­laround girl’s buckle for her divi­sion. At the jr. rodeo, Titus re­ceived the all-around boy’s buckle for his divi­sion.

In Septem­ber, Brock, Jake, and Jud par­tic­i­pated in the 4H State Rodeo Fi­nals. Brock placed 1st in steer wrestling, 2nd in heel­ing, and 3rd in sad­dle bronc; Jake placed 1st in break-a-way, rop­ing, heel­ing, and 2nd in rib­bon; and Jud placed 3rd in head­ing and 3rd in calf rop­ing. Jake was

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