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County 4-H does well at Horse World Expo

Cook, Sutton win ribbons for artwork, photography

Cook, Sutton win ribbons for artwork, photography

February 05, 2008|By CARLYN PATE

The Maryland Horse World Expo not only teaches people about horses, it also produces champions.

On Jan. 19, Saddles 'n' Spurs 4-H Club went to the Maryland Horse World Expo to learn about horses, help with the state 4-H booth and check out the state 4-H art contest.

In the state 4-H art contest, Saddles 'n' Spurs member Laikyn Cook, 12, of Hagerstown, won the champion's ribbon for her pencil drawing in the Intermediate Division. Lilli Sutton, 10, of Sharpsburg, a junior member, was named champion in the photography category.

Saddles 'n' Spurs, along with other 4-H groups, ran a booth to promote 4-H. The booth featured the traditional 4-H colors of green and white, information for anyone in 4-H or wanting to join 4-H and numerous games for kids of all ages.

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The expo provided information through seminars, clinics, demonstrations, booths and vendors providing anything you would need for your equine companion from the latest in horse care products, such as saddles and tack, jewelry, children's toys, products and apparel for the show ring and for everyday use.

In addition, home products and dcor, and virtually every brand of horse trailer was represented. Industry professionals, top national riders and trainers from all over the country also joined in the fun for the four day expo. The event was held at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md.

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