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4-H Horse Show draws children from around Boone County

Sunday, July 20, 2008 | 8:40 p.m. CDT; updated 3:36 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Becca Schranck

Age: 14

Horse’s name: Otis

Years showing at Boone County Fair: 2

What’s your favorite part of the Boone County Fair 4-H horse show? “I like barrel racing because of the speed and thrill. It’s been fun, but hot.”

Hunter Shilling

Age: 9

Horse’s name: Patches

Years showing at Boone County Fair: A couple

What’s your favorite part of the Boone County Fair 4-H horse show? “It’s fun to ride, and it’s not all about winning.”

Megan Wehmeyer

Age: 14

Horse’s name: Buddy

Years showing at Boone County Fair: 5 or so

What’s your favorite part of the Boone County Fair 4-H horse show? “The games. It’s more relaxed, and you don’t have to worry about dressing up.”

Newt Buckner

Age: 9

Horse’s name: Biscuit

Years showing at Boone County Fair: First time

Why did you decide to start showing horses in 4-H? “I wanted to win some ribbons for Biscuit.”

Emily Carson

Age: 12

Horse’s name: Foxy Sox Bonanza

Years showing at Boone County Fair: 4

What’s been the best part of the show? The egg and spoon race. “I was just staring at my egg and spoon, and they said, ‘You’re the winner!’”


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