Britches & Boots 4-H Horse Club does well at fair

Published 9:38 pm Friday, August 30, 2019

Rachel Brown shows entries including her painting, which was awarded first place. — Submitted Maura Britt

By Maura Britt


The Britches & Boots 4-H Horse Club prepared for the Franklin-Southampton County Fair during June, July and early August with all entries due on Aug. 4. There were many categories for club members to submit entries — record books, posters, photographs, crafts, fine arts (drawings in charcoal, lead pencil, colored pencil, pen & ink or ink print or paintings using oils, acrylics, markers, oil pastel, chalk pastel or watercolors) and a category called trash to treasure, where you take recycled items to make art. The club also prepared a scrapbook representing our activities throughout the year. All club entries were submitted for judging and here are the results for the Britches & Boots 4-H Horse Club:

Abby Boyce, club president, holds our scrapbook with our first-place ribbon. — Submitted Maura Britt

Club entry – Craft Project: 2018-2019 Britches & Boots 4-H Horse Club Scrapbook – First Place

Record Books – Seniors

Horse & Horsemanship – Abby Boyce – Second Place

Senior Horse Record Book – Joshua McPherson – Second Place

Senior Horse Record Book – Blair Wright – First Place

Record Books – Juniors

Horses Are Fun – Alana Holzer – First Place

Introduction to the Horse – Rachel Brown – First Place

Junior Horse Record Book – Alana Holzer – First Place

Junior Horse Record Book – Fiona Kee – Second Place

Our booth at the fair with club member, Rachel Brown. — Submitted Maura Britt

Posters – Seniors

Abscesses’ in Hoof – Abby Boyce – Second Place

Equine Whiskers – Blair Wright – First Place

Potomac Horse Fever – Joshua McPherson – Third Place

Rain Rot – Abby Boyce – Second Place

Strangles – Joshua McPherson – Third Place

Posters – Juniors

Saddles – Fiona Kee – Second Place

Scratches & Rain Rot – Alana Holzer – Second Place

Working at Pony Camp – Alana Holzer – Second Place

Photography – Seniors

San Diego Flower – Blair Wright – First Place

Happy Holly – Blair Wright – Second Place

Diamond & Gracie – Blair Wright – Third Place

Photography – Juniors

Butter Cream – Alana Holzer – Second Place

Evening Flower – Alana Holzer – Second Place

Fox and the Hound Went to the Circus – Alana Holzer – First Place

Inspecting the Day – Alana Holzer – First Place

My Nana’s Rose – Rachel Brown – First Place

Serenity – Alana Holzer – First Place

Fine Arts – Juniors

Flip Flops On The Beach (acrylics painting) – Rachel Brown – First Place

Trash to Treasure – Juniors

Ocean Side Horseshoe Wall Decoration – Alana Holzer – Second Place

Ride for the Green Horse Show Wall Decoration – Alana Holzer – First Place

The Britches & Boots 4-H Horse Club set up a booth in the commercial building to display our entries and share information about 4-H and our club. Club members represented each day to talk to everyone who came by our booth. We would like to thank Tractor Supply for donating hats to our club and everyone who stopped by our booth supporting the Britches & Boots 4-H Horse Club.

Britches & Boots 4-H Horse Club members enjoy many activities and give service to the community. 4-H has so many opportunities to offer youth ages 5-19. Younger members ages 5-8 join as Cloverbuds to learn about 4-H and about different competitions earning Cloverbud ribbons. Junior members ages 9-13 participate in competitions they choose, attend clinics and can participate in the District Horse Show to qualify for the Virginia State Horse Show. Seniors ages 14-19 compete as well as learn leadership skills to participate as counselors-in-training and counselors at the IOW/Southampton County Junior Camp; they can also attend Virginia 4-H Congress and/or become Horse Ambassadors.

To join 4-H, you can register online at or call the Southampton County Extension Office at 653-2572.