The Chambersburg Saddle Club hosted the Adams/Franklin 4-H Horse Show on Saturday, June 15, in Fayetteville.

Adams County 4-H members: Alexandria Little, Sylvia Glassmann, Sylvia Speelman, Lila Dixon, Camryn Beinhaur, Hope Null, and Ruthie Lamb, and 11 Franklin County 4-H members participated in several fun competitions.

Throughout the year, participants prepare for the horse show by working closely with and caring for a horse or pony while keeping records of all activities with their animals. Members also participated in county, district, or state shows as well as attended clinics, camps, and trail rides. They took part in learning activities at monthly club meetings and all members gave oral presentations to their club about a topic of their choosing.

During the show, 4-H members were evaluated on their grooming and showmanship abilities in both Western and English disciplines and riding classes that showcase the horse and rider on both flat ground and on trails.

All 4-H’ers competing in the Adams/Franklin 4-H Horse Show were required to enter a Grooming and Showmanship class, but could also enter a selection of speed and gaming classes as well. Trail Pairs Class, Chutes and Ladders, Ribbon Race, Egg and Spoon Race, and a Costume Class were optional to enter.

Thanks to the many volunteers, ribbon holders, ringmen, judges, and parents who helped, the show ran smoothly. The support of many local businssses is also greatly appreciated.

For more information about the 4-H Horse Program and other club activities, contact 4-H Livestock Educator Carolyn McGraw at Penn State Extension in Adams County at 717-334-6271 or visit on the web at

Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a non-formal educational youth-development program of the United States Department of Agriculture that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens.

To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at

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