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March 10, 2020 - 11:16am

Submitted photos and press release:

Congratulations to the Genesee County 4-H members who competed in the Regional 4-H Horse Extravaganza Contest at Midlakes School in Clifton Springs on Saturday, March 7th.

4-H youth from across the Finger Lakes competed in Horse Quiz Bowl and Hippology equine knowledge contests. Horse Quiz Bowl is a Jeopardy-style competition, while Hippology is a hands-on test of identifying equipment, feeds and other equine facts.

4-H Horse Bowl Results:

  • Senior Team of Alexandria Tarbell and Eva Rhoads placed second out of seven teams.
  • Senior Individual Results: Alexandria Tarbell -- fourth place; Eva Rhoads -- sixth place.
  • Junior Team of Leah Amend, Laura Grant and Alexandra Witmer placed fifth out of 11 teams.
  • Junior Individual Results: Alexandra Witmer 14th place; Laura Grant 17th place.
  • Novice Team including Wyatt Witmer placed third and Wyatt placed third individually.

4-H Hippology Results:

  • Senior Team of Alexandria Tarbell and Eva Rhoads placed second out of seven teams.
  • Senior Individual Results: Alexandria Tarbell -- third place; Eva Rhoads -- 13th place.
  • Junior Team of Leah Amend, Laura Grant and Alexandra Witmer placed eighth out of 11 teams.
  • Junior Individual Results: Alexandra Witmer placed seventh.
  • Novice Team including Wyatt Witmer placed first and Wyatt placed fourth individually.

Alexandria Tarbell, Eva Rhoads, and Alexandra Witmer qualified for the New York State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Contest in April at Cornell University and the New York State 4-H Hippology Contest at the New York State Fair this summer. Congratulations!

Special thanks to Coach Cindy Bovier and Assistant Coach Sara Witmer for all of their hard work and dedication to the Genesee County 4-H Horse Bowl Club.

Top photo: Genesee County 4-H Horse Extravaganza participants, from left: Eva Rhoads, Wyatt Witmer, Coach Cindy Bovier, Leah Amend, Laura Grant, Alexandra Witmer, Alexandria Tarbell, and Assistant Coach Sara Witmer.

Below, Genesee County 4-H Senior Horse Bowl and Hippology Team members Eva Rhoads, left, and Alexandria Tarbell.

Below, Genesee County 4-H Junior Horse Bowl and Hippology Team members, from left: Laura Grant, Leah Amend and Alexandra Witmer.

Below, Genesee County 4-H Novice Horse Bowl and Hippology participant Wyatt Witmer.

August 27, 2019 - 1:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones, GC 4-H, horses, hippology, NYS Fair.

Genesee County 4-H Hippology Contest Participants for 2019 -- Eva Rhoads, left, and Alexandria Tarbell.

Submitted photo and press release:

Congratulations to the Genesee County 4-H members who competed in the 4-H Hippology Contest at the New York State Fair.

Hippology is a contest that tests the participant’s equine knowledge through a variety of stations and written questions.

4-H members from across New York State competed in the contest on Sunday, Aug. 25th

The Genesee County 4-H Team placed fifth in the contest. In individual results, Eva Rhoads placed 11th and Alexandria Tarbell placed 15th

Congratulations to all of the 4-H’ers competing at the New York State Fair!

For more information on the Genesee County 4-H Program, please contact the 4-H Office at [email protected] or (585) 343-3040, ext. 131.

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