Horse Springs 4H News
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