Louisiana 4-H’ers place in regional horse show

Olivia McClure  |  8/7/2018 8:25:16 PM

(08/07/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — Several Louisiana 4-H members brought home awards from a recent regional horse show.

They were among 4-H’ers from 13 states who participated in the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show, held Aug. 1 to 5 in Perry, Georgia.

Louisiana contestants who placed in the top 10 of riding events are:

— Aaron Blackmer, Vermilion Parish, fifth place, ranch roping.

— Riley Brumfield, Lafourche Parish, seventh place, barrel racing.

— Gracie Caskey, Winn Parish, first place, barrel racing; sixth place, stake riding.

— Allison Copeland, West Carroll Parish, third place, stake race.

— Danae Cowart, East Baton Rouge Parish, sixth place, ranch riding; seventh place, ranch roping.

— Dora Dawson, Richland Parish, second place, ranch breakaway roping; fifth place, ranch trail; eighth place, ranch working cow horse; eighth place, ranch riding.

— Elizabeth Gilmore, Terrebonne Parish, first place, ranch reining; sixth place, western riding.

— Isabelle Gonzalez, Lafayette Parish, fourth place, ranch riding; fourth place, ranch reining; fourth place, ranch ground handling; fourth place, ranch working cow horse; fourth place, ranch roping.

— Gianna Gross, St. Tammany Parish, seventh place, western riding.
— Abby Claire Hillman, Richland Parish, ninth place, pole bending.
— Emma Grace Marangos, East Baton Rouge Parish, first place, working cow horse; 10th place, ranch riding.

— Kaylea Marionneaux, East Baton Rouge Parish, eighth place, western riding; 10th place, ranch working cow horse.

— Marcus Meza, St. Landry Parish, third place, hunter equitation over fences.

— Jessie Monnin, Franklin Parish, third place, ranch reining.

— Jordan Sharp, Catahoula Parish, second place, stake race; third place, pole bending; eighth place, barrel racing.

— Taylor Theriot, Terrebonne Parish, seventh place, pole bending.

— Peyton Wooley, St. Tammany Parish, second place, western riding.

— Clay Zaunbrecher, Vermilion Parish, first place, ranch roping.

Those who placed in educational contests are:

— Celine Auzenne and Kelsi Fanguy, Vermilion Parish, fourth place, team demo.

— Shelby Brown and Melonie Coker, Winn Parish, seventh place, team demo.

— Tucker Henderson, Natchitoches Parish, eighth place, public speaking.

— Grace Sharplin, Jackson Parish, seventh place, individual demo.

Those whose horses placed in judging are:

— Evan Privat, Lafayette Parish, first place, western stock type mare.

— Emma Grace Marangos, East Baton Rouge Parish, eighth place, western stock type mare.

Teams from Louisiana also competed in a quiz bowl and a horse judging contest but did not make the top 10.

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