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Logan 4-H'ers compete at state 4-H horse contests

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[April 18, 2014]  The Illinois 4-H horse contests took place on April 12. Logan County 4-H members Sarah Starasta, from Lincoln, and Ruth Ruhl, from Mount Pulaski, qualified at their regional meet to compete in the state contest in Urbana.

While at the state competition, Ruth Ruhl competed in Junior Hippology and Sarah Starasta competed in Intermediate Hippology.

During the contest, 4-H youth answer questions about equine anatomy and care, including diseases, genetics, parasites, feed, nutrition, behavior, breeds, equipment, and the digestive, respiratory, skeletal, endocrine and circulatory systems. Sarah also participated in the 4-H Horse Formal Speech competition with a speech on "Horse Adoption."

Logan County youth were coached by Vera Betzelberger and Leslie Starasta. They met regularly prior to the contest to study academic and scientific materials relating to horses.

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For information on how to participate in 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology, contact the Logan County 4-H office at 732-8289.

[Text from file received from Patty Huffer, Logan County Extension]

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