Special Events & Festivals

Two-day horse show has something for almost everyone with contests, judging

The 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show was held on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Events were held in western, English and contesting categories.
In the western competition, Delaney Wall had the champion gelding, Lainey Thompson had the champion pony gelding, Emma Eckert had the champion pony mare and Aleah Eckert had the champion western type mare. Aleah Eckert also had the champion showmanship at halter pony.

Chatting about clothing


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Gage Clain (right) listens as judge and former Huntington County 4-H’er Amy Ambriole goes over the notebook he put together as part of his consumer clothing project, during the 4-H consumer clothing judging held Tuesday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School. 4-H members were judged on their notebooks as well as the outfits they put together and modeled during the contest.

A fashionable review


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

4-H’er Ashton McCoy (left) shows off her ensemble to judge Janet Hobson, of Anderson, Tuesday, July 17, during the 4-H fashion revue judging held at Lincoln Elementary School. About 25 girls participated in the project, which included clothing items they constructed themselves.

Pole bending


Photo by Steve Clark.

Arizona Sunday weaves between two poles during the pole bending class for senior exhibitors on ponies 56 inches and under at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 15, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

Dropping it in


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jacob Wood prepares to drop his flag in the bucket during the flag race for senior exhibitors on ponies 56 inches and under at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 15, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

Tight turn


Photo by Steve Clark.

Josephine Fritcha takes a tight turn around a barrel during the barrel race for junior exhibitors on ponies 56 inches and under at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 15, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

Stick horse speedster


Photo by Steve Clark.

A galloping Damon Husband enjoys himself as he participates in the stick horse race at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 15, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

Fortune teller


Photo by Steve Clark.

Madison Wajer (left), portraying a fortune teller, pauses from gazing into the crystal ball on her horse to chat with Judge Rob Robinson during the costume class at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 15, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

Challenge completed


Photo by Steve Clark.

Josephine Fritcha successfully completes the rope barrier portion of the trail class for junior exhibitors on ponies 56 inches and under during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 15, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

Non-livestock project judging to be in county 4-H fair spotlight

Non-livestock project judging will be in the spotlight for much of this week at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

The week begins on Tuesday, July 17, with fashion revue judging at Lincoln Elementary School. Judging is set to start at 9 a.m.

After that round of critiques, consumer clothing judging will begin at 11 a.m. at the school.

Through their paces


Photo by Steve Clark.

Skyla Tomasek (left) and Dalton Husband take their horses through their paces during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 14, atd the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club. The show continues later today, Sunday, July 15.

Western Pleasure


Photo by Steve Clark.

Madison Wajer displays her horse during Western Pleasure judging at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 14, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Fun day


Photo by Steve Clark.

Amara Eckert appears to be enjoying herself as she leads her horse during Huntngton County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show judging on Saturday, July 14, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Up to the judge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington County 4-H'er Aleah Eckert (right) moves up to the judge during Western Showmanship at Halter judging at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 14, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

4-H fair parade


Photo by Steve Clark.

Members of the Blue Ribbon Riders 4-H Club make their way down the Huntington County 4-H Fair Parade route on Friday evening, July 13.

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