By Jeremy Costello
Editor in Chief
Lily Lake, Benton Busy Bees and Rose Hill Rustlers were represented well in the overall winners selection for the Horse Show at the recent Butler County 4-H Spring Show, while Butler County, Dickinson County and Pottawatomie County all were represented well in the Spring Meat Goat Show.
In the Horse Show, Jake Huston (9-and-under) earned the overall high point while Madison Busch (ages 10 to 13) and LeeAnn Taylor (14-and-older) earned reserved overall high point in their respective age groups for Lily Lake 4-H Club.
Jayce Leitner (9-and-under) earned reserve overall high point while Sophie Bird (ages 10 to 13) earned overall high point with Benton Busy Bees.
Elliot Merck (14-and-older) and Lily Lee both earned overall high point for the Rose Hill Rustlers.
For the individual categories, Huston, Lee and Elliot Herrod earned a purple placing in the Ponies: 4 Years and Older category, while Huston also earned purple in the Western Pleasure (9-and-under). Merck and Taylor earned purple placings in the Showmanship (14-and-older). Bird and Busch earned purple placings in the showmanship and Western Pleasure categories (ages 10 to 13).
Zoe Spencer earned the purple in the Walk-Trot Western Pleasure category for all ages. Bird earned purple for English Pleasure, all ages. Lee earned purple in Walk-Trot English Pleasure, all ages. Merck and Busch earned purple in Western Horsemanship (14-and-older), while Huston earned the same in the 9-and-under group.
In the Goat Show, Cally Miller of Butler County won first place for Class 1 Reserve Champion for the Breeding Does competition and was Butler County Champion. Shelby Varner of Butler County took second place. In Class 2, Raine Gartin of Dickinson County was first place Champion for Breeding Does.
For the Market Goats competition, Kara Riffel (Pottawatomie County) took first place in Class 1. Cami Miller of Butler County took second place.
In Class 2, Cally took third place and Reserve Butler County Market County. Trena Garcia and Jeffrey Garcia, both of Butler County, took fourth and fifth, respectively.
In Class 3, Shelby Henley took third place and was the Butler County Grand Champion. Came took fifth.
In the Showmanship competition, Mason Rookstool was the Junior champion, Gartin was the Intermediate champion while Cally was Reserve champion, and Henley was the Senior champion, with Morgan Gaines as the Reserve champion.