Youth from around the state demonstrated their specialized equine knowledge at the Illinois 4-H State Horse Judging Contest on Feb. 18 at the Black Hawk College East Campus.
In this contest, youth judge six classes of horses, at least two being halter classes, and youth 14 years of age and older may also choose to participate in oral reasons following the classes.
Stephenson County had one youth participate from Lena, Illinois: Madalyn Schierloh. Madalyn competed in the Reasons Division as an individual.
Madalyn has been in 4-H for eight years and has been showing ho...