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CONTRIBUTED photo4-H Horse Club members gather for the Lehigh County Round Up Competition. CONTRIBUTED photo4-H Horse Club members gather for the Lehigh County Round Up Competition.

Catasauqua resident wins in Lehigh County 4-H competition

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A Catasauqua girl was among 12 Lehigh County 4-H members who showed their horses in the county round up in July. The show was held at the Berks County 4-H Center.

Members competed in a variety of classes, including showmanship, equitation, pleasure, over fences, driving, Western, trail and gaming.

Sophia Vargas, of Catasauqua,placed first in Western Grooming and Showmanship, first in Pole Bending Horses, first in Barrel Race Horses and first in Raised Box Keyhole Horses.

Kaytlin Dietrich, of Kempton,placed first in English Grooming and Showmanship, first in Low Equitation over Fences, first in Low Working Hunter Ponies, first in Hunter Hack Ponies, first in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat and first in Hunter under Saddle Ponies.

Nina Harf, of Breiningsville,placed first in Western Grooming and Showmanship, first in Pole Bending Ponies and first in Raised Box Keyhole Ponies.

Kerigrace Hertzog, of Allentown,placed fourth in English Grooming and Showmanship, first in Beginner English Equitation, second in Beginner English Pleasure and first in Beginner Trail.

Makenzie Hunsicker, of Slatington,placed third in English Grooming and Showmanship, third in Miniature Horse Jumping, first in Miniature Horse Driving, second in Pleasure Horse Driving and first in Miniature Horse In-Hand Trail.

Lindsey Ilgenfritz, of Orefield,placed first in Western Grooming and Showmanship, second in Miniature Horse Jumping, first in Novice Reining, first in Open Trail Horses, third in Miniature Horse In-Hand trail and first in Pleasure Horse Driving.

Alexia Mankos, of Slatington,placed second in English Grooming and Showmanship, second in Beginner English Equitation, first in Beginner English Pleasure, first in Miniature Horse Driving, fourth in Miniature Horse Jumping and first in Miniature Horse In-Hand Trail.

Emily Mittl, of Kempton,placed first in English Grooming and Showmanship, second in Hunter Hack Horses, first in Miniature Horse Jumping, second in Miniature Horse Driving, second in Miniature Horse In-Hand Trail and first in Classic Hunter under Saddle Horses.

Liana Panik, of Emmaus,placed third in Western Grooming and Showmanship, third in Pole Bending Horses, third in Barrel Race Horses and second in Raised Box Keyhole Horses.

Trinity Packard, of Slatington,placed first in English Grooming and Showmanship, first in Low Working Hunter Horses, first in Hunter Hack Horses, first in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat, first in Open Trail Horses and first in Breed Type Hunter Under Saddle Horses.

Hana Toth, of New Tripoli,placed fourth in Western Grooming and Showmanship, second in Working Western Horse or Pony, first in Pole Bending Horses, second in Barrel Race Horses and first in Raised Box Keyhole Horses.

Jordan Wanamaker, of Emmaus,placed second in Western Grooming and Showmanship, first in Barrel Race Horses 14-18 and third in Raised Box Keyhole Horses.

All of the competitors qualified to advance to the regional horse show in at least one of their classes. The regional show was held Aug. 26 and 27 at the Montgomery County 4-H Center.

Youth who participate in 4-H horse programs develop life skills that include leadership, responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork and community service, while developing a positive attitude and a sense of self-worth.