Four senior members of the Chesterfield Classic Equestrians 4-H club recently competed in the Southeast District (Region 2) 4-H Dressage Show and are eligible to compete in the 4-H State Horse Show, September 10-13, at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington. The district’s only dressage show was held May 10, in Beaverdam.
Pictured from left to right are Alia Fagerburg riding the “Secret’s Out” earned fourth place in training test 1, fifth in training test 2 and sixth in equitation; Mackenzie Jones riding “Skippa My Heart” earned first in training test 1, fourth in training test 2, fifth in equitation and fourth in showmanship and Caitlin Schoemmell riding “Spotted in a Crowd” earned second in training test 1, first in training test 2, fourth in equitation and third in showmanship. Madeline Renault (not shown) riding “Fancy Pants” earned third in the introductory C test, sixth in training test 1 and first in showmanship. To qualify for the state competition, each girl was required to attend at least 75 percent of the 4-H meetings; participate in the district horse bowl contest and a community service project; research and give a presentation at a meeting and complete a horse management project book, in addition to competing in this district show.