4-H Member Advances To National Competition

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.

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