Local 4-Hers participate in District Horse Show
On Saturday, August 2nd, four members of the Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H club traveled to Lewiston to participate in the District 4-H Horse Show that was being held at the Lewiston Round Up Grounds. Shayla VonBargen
They qualified to attend this show by placing at the county level Horse show that was held on July 12th at the Border Days arena in Grangeville. 
Hope Vanator competed in Fitting and Showing, while Tori Hazelbaker competed in Hunt Seat and English jumping.  Both did a great job representing their club at Idaho County admirably, but did not place in the top 6.  Thank you girls for a job well done, and representing the Saddliers to the best of your ability.  We are very proud of you!
Two other young ladies participated as well from the Saddliers; sisters Shayla and Shelby Von Bargen, daughters of Dan and Jeanie Von Bargen, and they both did very well, placing in the town six in six different events, out of 8 events they had qualified to compete in. 
Shayla Von Bargen did an outstanding job in the Junior Division, placing 5th in Fitting and Showing at Halter, and 5th in the Trail Class in the Horse Show competition during the day, while bringing home two more ribbons in the O-MOK-SEE part of the competition: 5th in the Flag race; then bringing home the top prize: 1st Place in the Barrel Race!
Her old sister Shelby competed in the Intermediate age division and brought home ribbons in two of the tree events she had qualified in at Grangeville.  She brought home a 4th place ribbon in the Pole Bending race and a 5th place ribbon in the Figure 8, or Two Stake race.  These two girls did an awesome job, and I am very, very proud of them!
Each event could have up to 16 competitors from eight different counties from Northern Idaho, with Idaho County being the southern most county attending.  The Cottonwood Saddliers 4-H club did very well representing both the club and Idaho County, and should be commended for taking the time and making the effort to go to the District Show, and all of them did a very commendable job representing us.  I want to personally thank the parents, and leader Jeanie Von Bargen for taking the kids to the District Show.  It takes a lot of commitment on both the competitors and especially the parentsí parts to get the kids to the show, and taking time out of their busy lives to do it. 
Shelby VonBargenThank you to the parents, grand parents, leaders and other individuals who are taking an active role in helping the club throughout the year.  Without all of your help, we could not have the level of success we have achieved.  Pat yourselves on the back.  Now, get back to work, the Idaho County Fair is fast approaching!!
Article submitted by Marie Lerandeau 
Pictures courtesy of Jeanie Von Bargen 

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