Miller, Evans, Fehrenbacher shine at English Show
CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Fair English Horse Show was held Tuesday, Aug. 7. Show Judge Terry Helder of Wrightville, Pa. (located between Lancaster and York), decided the show following the 4-H’ers performances. The weather started out extremely humid Tuesday morning, and the humidity actually declined as the morning progressed, but the temperatures increased to the low 90s by early afternoon. The 4-H’ers seemed not to pay much attention to the heat, as they rested themselves and horses under shade trees between trying to do their best in the show ring.
The top performers of the day were recognized in each 4-H age group, Juniors (810), Intermediates (11-13), and Seniors (14-18), immediately following the show. Sr. 4-Her Makenzie Miller, 17, of Chester, showing “AOK Think Mr. Peters,” earned Overall English Senior High Point Champion, winning four of five classes she entered, taking Sr. Fitting & Showmanship, Sr. Equitation, Sr. Pleasure, and Sr. Command. She took second in Model Hunter Gelding to High Point Reserve Champion Hannah Scott, 17, of Stevensville, who showed her horse “Ace.” Hannah won Overall English Confirmation Champion with “Ace,” beating out Mckenzie for top honors in that finals class. Both girls have been members of the Kent Island High School Equestrian Team during the school year.
In the Intermediate division, Grace Evans, 12, of Chester, showing “So Hot I’m Awesome,” took the Intermediate 4-H English High Point. She won Fitting & Showmanship, English Pleasure, and Command. She placed second in Equitation. Reserve High Point Champion was Jillian Stringer, 12, of Queenstown, showing “Chance.” It was the second year both girls have shown at the QA Fair horse show.
The Junior 4-H division High Point Champion was Elizabeth Fehrenbacher, 10, of Easton, showing her horse “Echo,” and Junior Reserve High Point Champion was Addison Eader, 9, of Stevensville, showing her horse “Sweet as Kandi.” The competition between the two leaders was fierce, as Elizabeth won Jr. Equitation WTC, won two Pony jumping classes, and placed second in Jr. Command, and second in Jr. Equitation, as well as second in Jr. Equitation Over Fences, both times just behind Addison. Addison won Jr. Fitting & Showmanship, Jr. Equitation, Jr. Pleasure, and three Jr. horse jumping classes. This is only the second year the QA Fair horse show has awarded high points. Before 2017, it had never been done before.
Former QA 4-H standout Megan Wise Borga was this year’s Horse Show Chairman and received a major assist from Betty Webster.
The following are the complete English Horse Show results: Model Hunter Pony 1. “Paris” — Julia Haynes 2. “Onyx” — Julia Myers 3. “Noah” — Casey Turner Model Hunter Mare 1. “Little Kata Cool” — Jennifer Gannon
2. “Lady Freedom” — Rylie Lowe
3. “So Hot I’m Assume” — Grace Evans
4. “Sweetie” — Haynes
5. “Sweet as Kandi” — Addison Eader Model Hunter Gelding 1. “Ace” — Hannah Scott 2. “AOK Think Mr. Peters” — Makenzie Miller
3. “Chance” — Stringer 4. “Starr” — Allison Dill 5. “Bel Figleo” — Sophia Bevins
Champion English Confirmation: “Ace” — Hannah Scott Ania Jillian
Reserve Champion English Confirmation: “AOK Think Mr. Peters” — Makenzie Miller
Jr. Fitting & Showmanship 1. Addison Eader 2. Austin Eader 3. Julia Haynes 4. Allison Dill 5. Elizabeth Fehrenbacher Intermediate Fitting & Showmanship 1. Grace Evans 2. Sophia Bevins 3. Jillian Stringer 4. Anna Mae Cephas 5. Ania Haynes 6. Julia Myers Sr. Fitting & Showmanship 1. Makenzie Miller 2. Jennifer Gannon 3. Breanna Mood 4. Hannah Scott Champion Fitting & Showmanship — Makenzie Miller
Reserve Champion Fitting & Showmanship — Jennifer Gannon
Open Under 8 Fitting & Showmanship 1. Lauren Levasseur 2. Payton Dill Open Under 8 Leadline 1. Lauren Levasseur 2. Payton Dill Open Under 8 Walk 1. Lauren Levasseur 2. Payton Dill Open Under 8 Walk/ Trot 1. Lauren Levasseur 2. Payton Dill Champion High Point Levasseur
Reserve Champion Under 8 High Point — Payton Dill Under 8 — Lauren
Jr. Walk/Trot 1. Christy Voshell Interm. Walk/Trot Equitation 1. Rylie Lowe 2. Anna Mae Cephas Jr. English Equitation W/T/C 1. Elizabeth Fehrenbacher 2. Addison Eader 3. Julia Haynes 4. Austin Eader 5. Lindsay Voshell 6. Allison Dill Interm. English Equitation W/T/C 1. Jillian Stringer 2. Grace Evans 3. Sophia Bevins 4. Alyssa Jastram 5. Ania Haynes 6. Nicoletta Mood Sr. English Equitation W/T/C 1. Makenzie Miller 2. Hannah Scott 3. Annaliese Tuttle 4. Adrianna Disilvestro 5. Brreanna Mood 6. Jennifer Gannon Jr. Walk/Trot Pleasure 1. Christy Voshell Interm. Walk/Trot Pleasure 1. Rylie Lowe 2. Faith Rector Jr. English W/T/C 1. Addison Eader 2. Austin Eader 3. Elizabeth Fehrenbacher 4. Julia Haynes 5. Lindsay Voshell 6. Allison Dill Interm. W/T/C 1. Grace Evans 2. Jillian Stringer 3. Nicoletta Mood 4. Ashley Falcone Equitation Pleasure Pleasure Sr. Pleasure W/T/C 1. Makenzie Miller 2. Jennifer Gannon 3. Hannah Scott 4. Adrianna Disilvestro 5. Breanna Mood 6. Christiana Mood Jr. Command 1. Allison Dill 2. Elizabeth Fehrenbacher 3. Julia Haynes 4. Lindsay Voshell 5. Austin Eader 6. Addison Eader Interm. Command 1. Grace Evans 2. Nicoletta Mood 3. Ashlee Dilling 4. Jillian Stringer
1. Makenzie Miller 2. Hannah Scott 3. Breanna Mood 4. Adrianna Silvestro 5. Jennifer Gannon 6. Christiana Mood Jr. Equitation Fences 1. Addison Eader 2. Elizabeth Fehrenbacher 3. Allison Dill 4. Julia Haynes Interm. Equitation Over Fences
1. Ania Haynes Over
Pony Express 4-H Club member Julia Myers, 12, takes a jump during the Queen Anne’s County Fair 4-H English Horse Show, Tuesday, August 7, competing in English Equitation Over Fences. She was riding her Morgan-mix bred 22-year-old horse “Onyx.”
Sr. 4-H’er Makenzie Miller, 17, of Chester, posts atop her Quarter horse “AOK Think Mr. Peters” during the Senior 4-H English Horse Show. Makenzie won four of five classes she entered in the English show, earning Senior 4-H Overall High Point Champion for the show, Tuesday, August 7, during the 2018 Queen Anne’s County Fair.
From the left, English Horse Show Judge Terry Helder, of Wrightsville, Pa., with the winners of the Overall 4-H English Showmanships Championships, Tuesday, Aug. 7. Champion Makenzie Miller, 17, of Chester, showing her gelding, “AOK Think Mr. Peters,” and Reserve Champion Jennifer Gannon, 18, of Ruthsburg, showing her mare, “Little Kata Cool.” Both are Quarter horses.