Special Events & Festivals

Pole bending


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jake Ellet turns around the final pole during the pole bending class for senior exhibitors on ponies 56 inches and under at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse & Pony Show on Sunday, July 14, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club in Huntington.

In the bucket


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jenna Schultz prepares to drop her flag in the bucket during the flag race for ponies 56 inches and under at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse & Pony Show on Sunday, July 14, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club in Huntington.

Tight radius


Photo by Steve Clark.

Josephine Fritcha makes a tight turn around a barrel during the junior division barrel race for ponies 56 inches and under at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse & Pony Show on Sunday, July 14, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club in Huntington.

Fiinal task


Photo by Steve Clark.

Luke Hill focuses on completing the final task on the trail class course during the junior exhibitor division for horses over 56 inches at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse & Pony Show on Sunday, July 14, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club in Huntington.

Dogs have their day at county’s 4-H fair

Elise Neher’s dog, Brandy, literally clears the last hurdle in obstacle course competition at the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show on Saturday, July 6, at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Here are the results of the 2019 4-H Fair Dog Show, which took place July 6:

Obedience

1A – Matthew Kline, grand champion, blue; Isaac Dinius, reserve champion, blue; and Selah Zezula, third, blue.

1B – Elise Neher, grand champion, blue; Adalyn Cutting, reserve champion, blue; Sarah Landers, third, blue; Lawrence Grove, fourth, blue; and Braydon Clabaugh, fifth, blue.

2A – Elise Neher, grand champion, blue; Michael Kline, reserve champion, blue; Carter Zezula, third, blue; Gracie Grossman, fourth, blue; and Hannah Grove, fifth, blue.

Tractor operators impress judges at 4-H operating contest July 7

Here are the results of the 4-H Tractor Operator’s Contest that was held Sunday, July 7:

Junior Zero Turn
Ross Cuttriss – first, blue; Nathaniel Alwine – second, blue; Colsen Brubaker – third, blue;  Lucas Alwine – blue; Carter Zezula – blue; Braylon Beekman – blue; Henry Hoffman – red; Jackson Blair – red; and Peyton Lauer – red.

Senior Zero Turn
Landon Zezula – first, blue; and Alyssia Stephan – second, blue.

Discussion


Photo by Steve Clark.

Madeline Davis (left) discusses something with Judge Emily Spray during the Junior Horse Western Pleasure competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse & Pony Show on Saturday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds.

Confident in the saddle


Photo by Steve Clark.

Amara Eckert competes in the Western Pleasure, horse, 10th grade and above competition on Saturday, July 13, at the Huntington County 4-H Horse & Pony Show at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds.

Stick horse horsemanship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kaden Kuehnert rounds a cone during the stick horse horsemanship contest at the Huntington County 4-H Horse & Pony Show on Saturday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds.

Going for horsemanship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Emily Freise competes for the Horsemanship Pony Senior title at the Huntington County 4-H Horse & Pony Show on Saturday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds.

Senior exhibitor


Photo by Steve Clark.

Emily Freise is in the saddle as she rides during the Western Pleasure, senior exhibitor class at the Huntington County 4-H Horse & Pony Show on Saturday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds.

4-H fair parade


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Blue Ribbon Riders 4-H club rides down the parade route on a trailer during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Parade on Friday evening,July 12, in Huntington.

Royalty champion


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Crosley Stanley was chosen the Huntington County 4-H Royalty Champion on Friday night, July 12, at the First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall. She is a member of the Neighborhood Workers 4-H club and the daughter of Raymond and Jodie Stanley.

As enrollment rises, 4-H officials anticipate more animals, exhibits

Bethany Marcum (middle) shows off her cat, “Snuggles,” to judges Lori Kline (left) and Karen Farber at last year’s Huntington County 4-H Fair Cat Show in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building. This year’s cat show is set for Monday, July 15.
TAB file photo.

“More” is promising to be “better” this year at the 89th annual Huntington County 4-H Fair, which officially gets underway on July 12 and runs through July 26 at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair Schedule of Events

Locations of 4-H Fair Events:
Lincoln Elementary School, 2037 Taylor St., Huntington
Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds, 792N - 200W, Huntington
Huntington County Fairgrounds: