Sioux County Open Youth Horse Judging set for June 20

The 2nd Annual Sioux County Open Youth Horse Judging is scheduled for June 20 at the Sioux County Fairgrounds north of Harrison, Neb.

A clinic will be presented in the morning by clinicians Kelsey Tramp, Mercedes Powers, and Erin Smith, who will talk about the evaluation of quarter horses, Arabians, and paints.

In the afternoon, there will be a contest featuring classes of the three breeds. This will be an opportunity for youth interested in horses and wanting to hone their decision making skills. Awards will be presented; first place in each age division will receive a custom halter from Bucking H Designs.

The horse judging is open to all youth who are between the ages of 8 and 18 as of Jan. 1, 2014. Registration will run from 8-8:30 am and the clinic will start at 8:30 am. Lunch will be provided by Purple Pride (cost TBD), 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 contact Marlena Griesse at 308-668-2428 or

–UNL Extension