Newton 4-H’ers brought home top honors the last week in horse and livestock competitions.
At the State 4-H Horse Show, Trent Fowler won Grand Champion in the Senior 4-H Hunt Seat Division.
To win grand champion, he placed first in three classes: hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation and hunter over fences.
He also earned second in equitation over fences, and won Senior Dressage.
Fowler is a rising senior at Eastminster School and has competed in 4-H for nine years.
He earned master 4-H status with this win, which is his second time to master for winning at the state level in a senior-level competition.
Fowler also earned the perpetual trophy and a $500 college scholarship. He will also be honored with a $50 gift from a Newton County Master 4-H’er.
He will compete again at the Regional 4-H Horse Show in West Monroe, La., at the end of July.
Also at the State 4-H Horse Show, 4-H’er Aspen Dobbins earned first place in the photography contest.
Entries are judged on originality, use of imagination, composition, balance, craftsmanship and skill level.
Also competing this month was Kari Dylong at the Southeastern Regional Junior Hereford Show in Perry.
She earned several college scholarships from the show and the Georgia Hereford Association. She was presented with the Judy Thomas Memorial Scholarship for $1,000, the John Weasley Rakestraw Memorial Scholarship for $250 for winning supreme showmanship, and also the Larry McGinnis Memorial Scholarship for $100.
Dylong graduated from Eastside High and competed in 4-H livestock shows her entire career. She plans to attend Georgia College and State University in the fall.
She also earned a $1,000 scholarship from the Piedmont Cattlemen’s Association. To learn more about livestock and horse opportunities in Georgia 4-H, call 770-784-2010.
Terri Kimble is the Newton County 4-H Agent through UGA Cooperative Extension. She can be reached at 770-784-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.