The New York State Fair Youth Hereford Beef Show and Youth Showmanship took place on Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26. We were thrilled to have one exhibitor participate in these events this year, as this has been a successful result of the revitalization of our local 4-H beef program.
Novice Fitting and Showmanship, First Rotation 4-H show: Mathew Leary—Reserve Novice Showman
Junior Fitting and Showmanship, Junior Hereford Show: Mathew Leary—Champion Junior Showman
Hereford, Senior Heifer: Mathew Leary— 2nd place
4-H Dairy Show
The New York State Holstein Youth Show took place on Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28. The New York State Youth Colored Breed Dairy Cattle Youth Show took place on Thursday, Sept. 1 and Friday, Sept. 2. Both dairy cattle shows were held in conjunction with the New York State Fair event, in Syracuse. The following Cayuga County 4-H members participated as follows:
Holstein/Milking Shorthorn Fitting and Showmanship Class, 13 and 14 year olds: Lydia Cox—5th place
Colored Breeds Fitting and Showmanship Class, 11 and 12 year olds: Merritt Cox—11th place
Colored Breeds Fitting and Showmanship Class, 13 and 14 year olds: Lydia Cox—4th place, Sarah Perez—12th place
Colored Breeds Fitting and Showmanship Class, 15 and 16 year olds: Abbie Cox—8th place
Colored Breeds Fitting and Showmanship Class, 17 and 18 year olds: Megan Bunnell—1st place, Allyson Bunnell—5th place
Colored Breeds 2nd Rotation Fitting and Showmanship Reserve Master Showman: Megan Bunnell
Master Showman Ayrshire Breeds: Megan Bunnell
Holstein, Four Year Old Cow: Lydia Cox—2nd place
Guernsey, Spring Heifer Calf: Jenny Schenck—2nd place
Ayrshire, Fall Heifer Calf: Megan Bunnell—5th place
Brown Swiss, Spring Yearling Heifer (not in milk): Lydia Cox—2nd place
Brown Swiss, Spring Heifer Calf: Abbie Cox—4th, Merritt Cox—5th, Sarah Perez—6th
4-H Horse Show
The 2016 New York State 4-H Horse Shows took place throughout the fair depending upon the division. Cayuga County 4-H members entered their horses into the state fair in the following horse show divisions.
Showmanship at Halter, Junior: Kailey Kalet—3rd place Trail, Junior: Kailey Kalet—1st place, Hannah Uebelman—3rd place, Aliya Forward—5th place
Huntseat Equitation on the Flat, Junior: Aliya Forward—7th place Hunter Under Saddle, Junior: Kailey Kalet—2nd place, Audrey Bartholomew—3rd place
Huntseat Pleasure, Junior: Kailey Kalet—3rd place, Audrey Bartholomew—7th place, Hannah Uebelman—10th place
Hunter Hack, Junior: Audrey Bartholomew—3rd place, Aliya Forward—10th place
Classic Country Pleasure Senior: Brooke Hammersley—1st place
Saddleseat Pleasure, Senior: Brooke Hammersley—1st place
Saddleseat Equitation, Senior: Brooke Hammersley—1st place
Showmanship, Junior: Kailey Kalet—9th place
Trail, Junior: Kailey Kalet—2nd place
Pleasure, Senior: Brooke Hammersley—1st place
Roadhack, Senior: Brooke Hammersley—1st place
Stockseat Equitation, Senior: Brooke Hammersley—10th place
Straight Barrels, Senior: Rachel Malone—3rd place
Pole Bending, Senior: Rachel Malone—10th place
Quadrangle Barrels, Senior: Rachel Malone—10th place
Horse Educational Events
Cayuga County 4-H members participated in various 2016 New York State 4-H Horse Educational Events which were held during the New York State Fair in Syracuse. Members participated in the following horse educational events: Hippology and Communications.
For the Horse Hippology contest, youth are asked questions relative to equine science including: anatomy and physiology, equine management, feeds, breeds, confirmation, parasites, equipment and tack, and other topics related to the Horse Industry.
Junior members participating in the Hippology Contest were: Payton Youngers, Katie Dristle, Kailey Kalet and Abby Minturn. Payton placed 13th in the junior individuals, and her team placed 1st in the junior division.
Senior member participating in the Hippology Contest was: Emily Bates. Emily placed 12th in the senior individuals, and her team placed 4th in the senior division.
Special thanks to our volunteer coach, Emily Clark
For the Horse Communications Invitational, youth are invited to give their horse public presentation at the New York State Fair. In order to qualify to participate, youth must have given their horse presentation at the county, regional and state levels; and have scored in the top five of the state competition for their particular presentation category.
Junior member participating in the Horse Communications Invitational was: Payton Youngers