4-H club competes in horse show

Published 2:25 pm Thursday, September 28, 2017

Members of the Riding Star 4-H Club traveled to Lexington to compete in the Virginia State 4-H Championship Horse Show on Sept. 14-17. According to a press release, this horse show is held annually with approximately 400 competitors riding across different disciplines. “Members of the Riding Star 4-H Club have trained with Cathy Duker and their horses all year to prepare for this competition, and their hard work paid off,” officials said in the release. “Each of these young ladies won at least one ribbon, with a total of 24 ribbons, including a champion and a reserve champion and two horses making it into the classics.” The release cited that trainer Cathy Duker is the owner of GLC Horse Haven Farm located on Back Hampden Sydney Road in Farmville. Duker offers riding lessons, training and boarding. Pictured are, from left, front row, Lindsey Quick, Caroline Rice, back row, Courtney Bailey, Kimberly Lewallen, Gwen Werth, Cathy Duker (trainer), Bella Pastrana, Carrington Detrick, Andrea Quick, Brianna Goin, Bailey Carkenord, Hayley West and Megan McLoughlin. Not pictured is Leighann Simms.

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