OC 4-H Excels at KY State Fair

The following 4-H Youth Development article printed in the August 23, 2018 edition of the Oldham Era.

Oldham County 4-H at the Kentucky State Fair

With the end of summer comes fair season. Each year, the county fair provides the opportunity for Oldham County 4-H members to showcase talents such as baking, painting, sewing, woodworking, calligraphy, and more. 4-H’ers also participate in dog, horse, and shooting sports competitions. Class champions then advance to the Kentucky State Fair.


4-H projects will be on display through August 26 at the Kentucky State Fair in the Cloverville exhibit. 46 projects from Oldham County advanced to the State Fair. We would like to congratulate those that won one or more blue ribbons at the state level:

Maggie Anderson Katelynn Jasinski Emmett King
Kora Birchmeier Lindsay Jasinski Adelle Minor
Rebekah Degnan Keirstin Kennedy Olivia Minor
Ethan Jasinski Kendall Kennedy Carrie Olds

A special congratulations goes to Kora Birchmeier, Ethan Jasinski, Lindsay Jasinski, and Adelle Minor whose projects were State Fair Class Champions. In addition, Rebekah Degnan received Reserve Champion for her dog poster.


The Kentucky State 4-H Dog Show was held on August 11 and 12 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Congratulations to the following Oldham County 4-H’ers who participated:

Rebekah Degnan
Reserve Champion in Jumpers Agility
Grand Champion in Tunnelers Agility
Grand Champion in Obedience, Graduate Beginner
Judy Ellis Lawless Award

Beth Huffman
2nd in Senior Dog Judging
3rd in Obedience, Sub Novice B (Overall)
1st in Open Showmanship (Age 17-18)
Grand Champion in Open Showmanship (Overall)

Carrie Olds
1st in Open Showmanship (Age 11-12)
3rd in Open Showmanship (Overall)

Ella Olds
3rd in Masters Showmanship (Age 13-14)
3rd in Senior Dog Judging

Audrey Roberts
1st in Novice Showmanship (Age 13-14)
Reserve Champion in Novice Showmanship


The Kentucky 4-H Horse Show was held at the State Fairgrounds from June 30 through July 7. Congratulations to the following members for their accomplishments at the competition:

Harper Ash
2nd in Hunter Under Saddle W/T
4th in Hunt Seat Equitation W/T
7th in Showmanship 1

Peyton Ash
2nd in Dressage USEF TL 1
2nd in Beginner Rider Over Fences 2′
4th in Dressage Seat Equitation Jr.

Maya Bourke
High Point in Hunter I
1st in Beginner Rider Over Fences 2′
2nd in Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences 2′
3rd in Hunter Saddle Pony
4th in OI Bareback Hunt Seat Equitation
5th in Showmanship 1

Hunter Fackler
1st in OI Miniature Horse Halter
1st in Pleasure Driving Sr.
1st in OI Mini Horse Pleasure Driving
7th in Showmanship Sr.

Beth Huffman
3rd in Showmanship Sr.
5th in Halter Obstacle Sr.
5th in OI Miniature Horse Halter
6th in Pleasure Driving Sr.

Ella Olds
4th in Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences 2′
5th in Hunter Saddle Pony
5th in Hunt Seat Equitation 2

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Kentucky State Fair competitions. To qualify for participation in horse related competitive events, 4-H members must complete equine educational requirements and be registered with the Extension office by April 15, 2019. For more information regarding the 4-H dog and horse programs, contact the Oldham County Extension Office via (502) 222-9453.

Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

Written by Amy Logsdon, Oldham County 4-H Assistant, and Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.

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