The 2019 Kiowa County Fair horse show is history, but the memories will last forever.
The Kiowa County Fair came and went last week. Young people from the community showed horses, pigs, sheep, goats, and cattle. The horse show was one of the first major events of the fair. This show was small this year but shows promise for growth in the future with three young and eager competitors.
Hannah Greenleaf and Boone McDonald showed in the junior division. This is for participants 7-12 years of age.
Jarret Wirth competed in the walk-trot category. This is reserved for young or first time showman.
McDonald received a blue ribbon in the mares at halter class, a red in showmanship, a red in horsemanship, a blue in western pleasure, and red ribbons in both the trail class and reining.
Greenleaf received blue ribbons in geldings at halter, horsemanship, western pleasure, and reining. She received a red ribbon in showmanship. She won the trail class with a grand champion ribbon. She was the overall buckle winner for the junior division at the horse show. Jarret Wirth won the walk/trot buckle after receiving blue ribbons in geldings at halter, horsemanship, and western pleasure. He also received red ribbons in the showmanship and trail classes.
Hannah and Boone also competed in speed events. These timed challenges included weaving in and out of poles, completing a barrel pattern, and capturing a flag. These two young horsemen were close in every class, with just a few seconds between their times in each event. Hannah edged out Boone in the pole bending and barrel race, but Boone evened the score in the keyhole race and the flag race.
Open class competitors Samantha Lampe and Bodie and Booker McDonald joined in on the fun and competed in all four classes.