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Sioux County Open Youth Horse Judging set for June 8

The 3rd Annual Sioux County Open Youth Horse Judging is scheduled for June 8,presented by Nebraska Extension and the Sioux County 4-H Council.

The day will kick off with a morning clinic presented by clinicians Kelsey Tramp, Mercedes Powers, and Erin Smith. The clinicians will teach about evaluating Quarter Horses, Arabians, and Paints, as well as judging trail classes. In the afternoon, there will be a contest featuring classes of the three breeds and a trail class. This will be a great opportunity for those youth interested in horses and honing their decision making skills.

Awards will be presented for the first four places in each division (junior, intermediate, and senior) with first place receiving a custom bronc halter made by Dally Up Saddleshop. This year's competition will also include an adult division. There will be jackpot prizes for the top four places in the adult division with first also receiving a gift certificate from Hiebert Equine Massage.

The horse judging is open to all youth ages 8-18 by Jan. 1, 2015, and adults. The judging will be held at the Sioux County Fairgrounds north of Harrison, NE. Registration will run from 8-8:45 a.m. and the clinic will start at 9 a.m.

Concessions will be available on site, but participants are welcome to bring their own lunch. Water will be provided, but please come prepared for a day in the sun, as the judging will be held outdoors.

For more information about the event or entries please contact Nebraska Extension Assistant Marlena Griesse at 308-668-2428 or egriesse2@unl.edu.

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