4-H Horse Program Contestant Ashley wins Hippology contest
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (September 19, 2013) – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is proud to announce the advancement of Ashley to the National Hippology Contest in November.
Ashley is a member of the Chautauqua County 4-H Club. She has been an active 4-H member for seven years, participating in the Horse, community service, public speaking, horticulture, food, creative crafts, recycling, home environments, wood working and veterinary science programs.
Chautauqua County’s 4-H members in the Horse Program work year round to enhance their knowledge. “Hippology” is the study of horses. This particular 4-H Program teaches youth about horse anatomy, care, nutrition, and equipment. Youth study a variety of resources, participate in several hands-on activities, and practice diligently for competition.
Ashley was on the 4th-placing state Hippology Team with fellow 4-H’er Rachel. In the individual standings Ashley placed 2nd overall earning her a ‘seat on the bus’ to the North American International Livestock Exhibition in Louisville, Kentucky, the host location of the 2013 National Competition this November.
A portion of the expenses of Ashley’s trip to Louisville will be covered through the generous contributions of the Zonta Club of Jamestown, helping young women advance their lives.