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Edmond Light Horse 4-H Club holds open horse show to benefit 4-H member

Oklahoma

The Edmond Light Horse 4-H Club invites horse lovers of all kinds to their Open Horse Show Oct. 24, at the Edmond Round-Up Club Arena.

"Our show is designed to be a fun, low-stress opportunity for children and adults who don't have a lot of show experience to get their feet wet showing," explained Staci Craig, Volunteer Leader for the Edmond Light Horse 4-H Club.

This year, all proceeds from the show will go towards the medical expenses of Choctaw 4-H Cloverbud Ethan Henry, who was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year and has already undergone a liver transplant.

Since the show is "open," there are no age restriction or age requirements.

"We offer English, western and speed events," Craig said. "We also hire student judges who are open to holding the show in a clinic style format, which means that the judges will speak with the contestants after the classes to help them understand why they placed as they did and what they can do to improve their performance and scores."

Craig also stressed that the show provides a good opportunity for people to introduce young or "green" horses to showing.

"Our show is designed to provide a learning experience for everyone involved, from the contestants who enter, to the student judges, to the 4-H members who run the gate, help in the office, run the announcer booth and provide concessions," Craig pointed out. "

Events will begin at 9 a.m., with schooling scheduled for 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., the day of the show. Entry fees are $5 per class entry and a $5 office fee for each horse and rider combination.

Craig encourages everyone to come out and support the young 4-H Cloverbud, Ethan Henry by taking part in the show, which will follow 4-H Horse Show Rules.

The Edmond Roundup Club is located on Kelly Avenue between 2nd and Danforth in Edmond. For more information about the show, please contact the 4-H Department at the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service at 405-713-1125.



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