Pondera 4-Hers rake in big rewards at Fair

Pondera 4-Her’s had a great 2011 Marias Fair.  All members did an outstanding job interviewing in their projects and exhibits, and showing their livestock and small animals.

The weather was perfect (except for rain Friday morning of the Horse Show).  4-Her’s, parents, leaders and staff enjoyed the many improvements in the Exhibit Building—including the air conditioning.

The new Freestyle horse event on Sunday was a big hit and drew a good crowd of participants and spectators.

Once again, the livestock auction was a huge success thanks to the many buyers who support the 4-Her’s.

The following is a list of Top award winners from Pondera County:

Casey Burrows, 4-Leaf Clovers, earned reserve rosette in Pre-Junior Western Horse Showmanship, third place rosette in Western Pleasure, level one, rosette and plaque in Western Horsemanship, level one grand, and reserve rosette in Pre-Junior Barrels.

 

Matt Connelly, Wingina, earned best of class in Top Pre-Junior Foods Interview.

 

Mikayla Connelly, Wingina, earned best of class in Top Junior Beef Interview and Top Junior Horse Interview. She also earned reserve rosette in Junior Western Horse Showmanship and English Pleasure level two. In English Horsemanship level two grand she earned rosette and plaque. In Junior In-Hand Trail she placed second rosette and in Junior-Barrels she earned third rosette. In Horse-Freestyle levels three and four grand she earned rosette.

Malia Curry, Wingina, received best in class in Top Junior Sewing Exhibit, Top Junior Foods Interview and Top General Food Item-Junior. She also got second place rosette at Pondera High Point – Food Exhibitor.

Gabby Drishinski, Sand Rockets, received rosette and plaque in Junior Western Horse Showmanship – grand, Western Horsemanship level three-grand, Bareback Equitation level three and four – grand, English Horsemanship level three – grand and in Junior In-Hand Trail – grand. She was awarded third place rosette in English Pleasure level three and four, Junior Trail and in Horse – freestyle level three and four.

Danny Habets, Sand Rockets, took the grand trophy in Pre-Junior Dog Showmanship and Overall Dog Showmanship. He got second place rosette in Dog-Sub-Novice A.

Kennith Habets, Sand Rockets, received the grand trophy in Dog-Obedience and Junior Dog Showmanship. He received the first place trophy in Dog-Novice B. He earned second place rosette in Junior Swine Showmanship. He earned rosette and plaque in Western Pleasure, level two-grand and in Western Horsemanship level 2-grand. He also earned reserve rosette in Bareback Equitation level two.

Jayleen Harris, 4-Leaf Clovers was awarded the grand trophy in Overall Sheep Showmanship and first place rosette in Top Senior Sheep Showmanship. She earned trophy and rosette in Fed Lamb-Grand Champion, third place rosette in Senior Swine Showmanship, second place rosette in Senior Goat Showmanship and reserve rosette in Overall Goat Showmanship. She was also given an award for Meat Goat-Grand Champion.

Brad Holden was given first place rosette for Top Senior Beef Showmanship, a belt buckle and plaque for Overall Beef Showmanship-Grand and a trophy and award for Top 100 percent Hereford Beef.

Clint Judisch, 4-Leaf Clovers, received best of class for Top Pre-Junior Decorated Food Item.

Kolby Kovatch, Wingina, earned reserve rosette in Western Pleasure, level one, and third place rosette in Pre-Junior Trail and Pre-Junior In-Hand Trail.

Krystal McDougall, Cooperative Neighbors, won $25 in Wool Fleece-Grand, a plaque in Goat Herdsmanship and awards in Breeding Sheep-Grand Champion, Dairy Goat-Grand Champion, Dairy Goat-Reserve Champion and Meat Goat-Reserve Champion. She also earned second place rosette in Top Senior Sheep Showmanship, third place rosette in Senior Goat Showmanship and a trophy and rosette in Fed Lamb-Reserve Champion.

Darin Mecham, 4-Leaf Clovers, earned rosette in Top Pre-Junior Thursday Demo/Illustrated Talk, first place rosette in Pre-Junior Rabbit Showmanship, rosette in Pre-Junior Poultry Showmanship and reserve rosette in Overall Poultry Showmanship.

Deidre Mecham, 4-Leaf Clovers, earned best of class in Top Senior Horse Interview, best of show in Top Horse Exhibit and reserve rosette in Western Pleasure levels three and four.

DJ Mecham, 4-Leaf Clovers, earned best in class for Top Senior Animal Interview, rosette in Top Senior Thursday Demo/Illustrated Talk and second place rosette in Senior Rabbit Showmanship. He also earned reserve rosette in Overall Rabbit Showmanship, a trophy in Poultry Hen or Pullet-Grand, first place rosette in Senior Poultry Showmanship, grand trophy in Overall Poultry Showmanship and grand rosette in Poultry-Drake/Hen Duck.

Lauren Molnar, Wingina, earned plaques in Buck Rabbit-Grand, Doe Rabbit-Grand and in Dressage Exhibition. She earned rosette in Top Rabbit-Reserve and in Poultry Cock or Cockerel-Reserve. She earned third place rosette in Senior Poultry Showmanship, Senior Rabbit Showmanship, Miniature Horse Showmanship, Western Pleasure, level three and four, Western Horsemanship level four, Bareback Equitation level three and four and in Senior Trail. Her other awards were second place in Rabbit Breeding, reserve rosette in Poultry-Old or Young Trio, a rosette and plaque in English Pleasure Levels three and four-Grand and reserve rosette in English Horsemanship Level four.

Steven Peters, Sand Rockets, earned grand plaque in Overall Swine Showmanship, first place rosette in Senior Swine Showmanship and a plaque and rosette in Fed Hog-Grand Champion.

Dalli Peterson, Wingina, earned a plaque for Doe Rabbit-Reserve and rosette and prize for Pole-Pre-Junior-Reserve.

Richard Ratzburg, 4-Leaf Clovers, earned a plaque and rosette for Fed Hog-Reserve Champion.

Jade Rodriquez, 4-Leaf Clovers, earned rosette and award for Western Pleasure Levels five, six and seven-grand, Western Horsemanship level six-grand and in Bareback Equitation levels five, six and seven-grand. She was also awarded third place rosette for Senior Western Horse Showmanship, grand plaque for Overall Western Horse Showmanship, second place rosette for Miniature Horse Showmanship, a rose for English Pleasure Levels five, six and seven and rosette and plaque for Senior Trail-grand. Her other awards were third place rosette in Senior In-Hand Trail, a plaque in Miniature Obstacle Course, rosette in Horse-Freestyle levels five, six and seven, grand and a plaque for Horse Herdsmanship.

Jenna Rodriques, 4-Leaf Clovers, earned rosette and plaque in Western Pleasure levels three and four-grand, Western Horsemanship Level four-grand and in English Pleasure levels three and four. She was also awarded third place rosette in Top Senior Sheep Showmanship, first place rosette in Miniature Horse Showmanship, first place rosette in Miniature Obstacle Course and reserve rosette in English Pleasure levels three and four.

Justin Salois, Sand Rockets, earned best of class in Top Senior Self-Determined-Welding Interview and in Top Senior Self-Determined-Welding Exhibit.

Kassady Sheble, Wingina, earned best of class in Top Senior Foods Interview and Top Senior Teen Leadership Exhibit. She also earned third place rosette in Pondera High Point-Food Exhibit, a plaque in Overall High Point Food Exhibitor, first place rosette in Senior Rabbit Showmanship and a grand trophy in Overall Rabbit Showmanship.

Skylar Stenson, Wingina, earned best of class in Top Junior Sewing and Textiles Interview. She also earned third place rosette in Junior Western Horse Showmanship and Junior In-Hand Trail. She received rosette and plaque for Junior Trail-Grand, and rosette and prize for Junior Barrels-Reserve and Poles-Junior-Reserve.

Austin Stoltz, Wingina, earned rosette and prize in Poles-Junior-Grand.

Jordan Stoltz, Wingina, earned best of class Top Junior Swine Interview, best of show in Top Large Animal Exhibit-Swine, and third place rosette in Bareback Equitation level two and Poles-Junior.

Mariah Stoltz, Wingina, earned best of class in Top Junior-Home Environment Interview.

Zachary Stoltz, Wingina, earned best of class in Top Pre-Junior Plant and Natural Sciences Interview.

Erin Swanson, Wingina, earned best of class in Top Senior General Food Item-Senior.

Naomi Yeager, 4-Leaf Clovers, earned first place rosette in Pondera High Point-Foods Exhibitor.

Wingina 4-H Club earned a banner for Beef Club Herdsmanship.

In Pondera County, the team of Matt Connelly, Danny Habets, Richard Ratzburg and Blake Larson received first place rosettes in Top Pre-Junior Livestock Judging Team. The team of Parker Larson, Austin Stoltz, Garrett Fritz and Kenny Habets received second place rosettes for Top Junior Livestock Judging Team. The team of Justin Fritz, Braxton Hasner, Justin Ratzburg and Justin Salois earned second place rosettes for Top Senior Livestock Judging Team.

Danny Habets took a first place rosette for Top Pre-Junior Livestock Individual Judge and Richard Ratzburg took a third place rosette for Top Pre-Junior Livestock Individual Judge.