The DeWitt County 4-H horse show took place over the weekend.
The two day event had over 40 4-H members showing their horses. It started with classes on Saturday, and on Sunday, particpants competed in games. Classes include halter, showmanship, western pleasure and pattern riding. Horse show superintendent Dan Enos notices year after year that the members look forward to the games most.
Enos adds the horse show has a family event atmosphere. Numerous relatives came out to watch and help their 4-H family member participate in the show. Buck Carter came out to support his grandson Jake Moore, who was showing his horse Scotch. Carter believes his grandchildren have developed people skills from their 4-H experiences.
Moore, who also participates in welding, tractors and woodwork, thinks 4-H has helped him in many ways. A member of the rebel riders, he sees his experience as a great learning experience. He plans on going to the state fair in August.
Rachel Torbert, who was supporting a sibling, says she misses her time with 4-H. She has carried what she learned during her time with the organziation has transitioned into her work ethnic today. She thinks that it doesn't matter if you are focused on agriculture or not, what can be picked up from 4-H can help in any career.
Next weekend on the 14 and 15, the DeWitt County 4-H will have their general show.