The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County congratulates the Chautauqua County Horse Bowl team members who recently participated in the 2014 Regional 4-H Quiz Bowl Contest held in Cattaraugus County.
The primary objective of the Horse Bowl contest is to provide an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H horse projects to demonstrate their knowledge of equine related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail. It is also hoped that these contests will provide educational experiences for both participants and spectators. The youth of Chautauqua County have been practicing and researching for several months in preparation for last weekend’s event. Youth from Allegany, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming counties competed in this event that tests 4-H youth on their knowledge of the Equine industry.
Chautauqua County youth Horse Bowl teams excelled at the regionals in Olean. The Senior Team members, Cassidy Logan, Gracie Morrison, Carissa Peterson , Rachel McCarthy , Kendra Hockran, and Montanna Pope won first place as a team. Individual scores resulted in Hockran taking first and McCarthy taking third. These Youth will be traveling to State Competition at Cornell University in April.
The Chautauqua County 4-H Junior Horse Bowl Team comprised of Karli, Taylor, Sam, and Madison won second place at regional competition. Individually, Powell finished first, Clark took third, and Gifford claimed fourth.
The Chautauqua County 4-H Novice Horse Bowl Team, Aubin Barber, Katie Sampson , Sunny and Phoebe Collinge won second place at regional competition. Individually, Collinge finished first, Powell fourth, and Morrison and Logan tied for third. Coach Linda Morrison will travel with the Juniors to the State Horse Bowl Competition in April.