MEXICO, NY – Courtney Kelley of Constantia (shown pictured to left) and Sabrina Fields of Parish, recently competed in the New York State 4-H Horse Communications Competition.
The event was held at Cornell University and sponsored by the Department of Animal Science.
Each contestant qualified in their respective county, and then their region.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe knowledge level of these youth never ceases to amaze our judges, said Linda Brosch, 4-H Youth Development Team Coordinator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe youth demonstrate their knowledge, communication and problem solving skills, self confidence, ability to think fast, sportsmanship skills, and so much more.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Both Courtney and Sabrina competed in the Junior Division – 9-13 year age group.
CourtneyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s topic of Internal Parasites for Horses earned her a 7th place award, and SabrinaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s topic ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“StandardÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Horse Bred yielded her a 9th place award.
It was Courtney’s third trip to the competition, and Sabrina’s first.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a key outreach system of Cornell University with a strong public mission and an extensive local presence that is responsive to needs in New York communities.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.
For more information about the 4-H program, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at (315) 963-7286.