Courtney Woodard and Gracie McBride of the Hall County 4-H Horse Club recently competed at the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest that was held May 2 at the UGA Animal and Dairy Science Arena in Athens.
The goal of the Horse Judging program is to help youth acquire a better knowledge of horses and develop skills in the selection of horses, while learning the basic principles of animal science.
They also learn to identify breeds of horses, evaluate conformation and performance. The State 4-H Horse Judging Competition consists of eight placing classes for both junior and senior participants. Junior contestants will give two sets of oral reasons and senior contestants will give four sets of oral reasons.
Woodard took third place in the senior division and McBride came in third place in the junior division.
Tanya Woodard trained and coached the 4-H’ers.