4-H & YOUTH — 4-H Horse Hippology Team Place 2nd; Team Nebraska Earns National Champion!

The Lancaster County Horse Hippology Team.
The Lancaster County Horse Hippology Team.

Several Nebraska Youth attended the Western National Roundup Jan. 8–12 in Denver, Colo. The conference, now in its 100th year, is held annually in early January, coinciding with the National Western Stock Show. This year’s theme was “Celebrating a Century of Leaders.”

In order to qualify, each team and individual were required to win their state competition.

The Lancaster County Horse Hippology Team of Emmi Dearmont, Sidney Froistad, Katherine Moyer and Sidney Schlesiger (coached by Andy Dearmont) earned overall 2nd place as a team in the Hippology Contest. In addition, they received 2nd team problem, 3rd in team stations, 4th in team exam/slides and 5th in team judging. Individually, Emmi Dearmont received 9th in high individual judging. Sidney Froistad received 7th in high individual stations and 9th in high individual overall. Sidney Schlesiger received 6th in high individual stations, 10th in the high individual written exam/slides and 7th in high individual overall.

Other Nebraska contestants placed 1st in Horse Presentations, 3rd in Horse Bowl, 5th in Horse Public Speaking and 9th in Horse Judging. Team Nebraska earned High Overall State Award 1st place — National Champions!