Celebrating Summer Champions

The following 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, and Family & Consumer Sciences articles originally printed in the 2018 Fall edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

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2018 Oldham County Fair Winners

The 85th Oldham County Fair is in the record books! Home & Family Arts Department Champions were Kaylee Blackburn, Junior Division; Becky Mings, Open Division; and Cindy Smith, Senior Division.

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4-H members entered 305 projects in the Oldham County Fair; demonstrating many talents and lots of hard work. We would like to congratulate all the 4-H members whose 46 projects advanced to the State Fair:

Maggie Anderson Katelynn Jasinski Olivia Minor
Kora Birchmier Lindsay Jasinski Caroline Olds
Rebekah Degnan Keirstin Kennedy Ella Olds
Niamh Goodjohn Kendall Kennedy Izzy Perez
Ryan Hawkins Emmett King Scarlett Rutledge
Sammy Heady Emerson Lane Neil Simonson
Ethan Jasinski Adelle Minor

Congratulations to the 4-H’ers in bold who earned one or more blue ribbons at the Kentucky State Fair, and a special congrats to our State Fair Class Champions, whose names are underlined. A shout out as well to Rebekah Degnan who received Reserve Champion for her dog poster.

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In the Agriculture Department, Melody Hardin earned Grand Champion in the Junior Division as well as Best of Show for her jalapenos. Denise Amos was the Adult Division Grand Champion, and Joyce McKinney’s tomatoes won Best of Show.

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Many thanks to the Oldham County Homemakers, 4-H’ers, and the rest of our wonderful volunteers for their hard work checking in, judging, and displaying of Oldham County Fair exhibits.

State 4-H Dog Show

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

Ballardsville High Riders Excel this Summer at State Events

On June 7 and 8, eleven Oldham County 4-H’ers competed at the Kentucky State 4-H Horse Contest in Lexington.

Oldham County 4-H’s Junior Horse Bowl team — Peyton Ash, Sydney Ash, Emily Altsman, and Carrie Olds — won first place. In the individual competition, Peyton earned third, and Carrie took fifth place.

The Oldham County 4-H Junior Hippology team — Harper Ash, Peyton Ash, Sydney Cobb, and Carrie Olds — also placed first. Sydney took first in individual performance, Carrie second, and Peyton third.

The Junior Horse Judging team — Peyton Ash, Caecilia Isenhart, Freya Isenhart, and Carrie Olds — placed third in team performance, fourth in team halter, and second overall. Caecilia also won fifth place in performance and first overall. In the senior division, Beth Huffman placed eighth in individual performance.

Oldham County 4-H’ers also took home several awards in the art competitions. In black and white photography, Ida Isenhart earned first place, Caecilia Isenhart took third, and Freya Isenhart came in tenth. Ella Olds won third place for her posed and candid photos as well as third place in art kits and patterns. Carrie Olds took third placed in original art. In equipment, Harper Ash won fifth place. Peyton Ash’s junior presentation earned second place, and her sewing project won third.

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

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 District and State Horse Shows in 2018. 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.

State Communications Event

The State Communications Event was held on July 14 in Lexington. Oldham County was well represented by the following 4-H members who all received blue ribbons: Olivia Baker, Ava Breeding, Hunter Fackler, Kendall Kennedy, and Brady Rutledge. In addition, Brady placed second in the 10-Year-Old Speech Division. Congratulations to all!

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

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