Having a wonderful 2011 season, Blanco County’s Hill Country Spurs (HCS) 4-H Club horse judging teams competed at the San Antonio SALE and San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. In San Antonio, where a total of 53 junior teams met, the HCS Jr. Team 1 (Avery Klepac, Emily Masters, Rilee Moser, and Ceslea Pattillo), Team 2 (Lily Masters, Shelby Matjeka, and Brenna Stueler), and Team 3 (Kalli Dalland, Addisyn Stueler, Aleigh Wessels, and Willow Grote) successfully finished fourth, sixth, and thirtieth respectively. Out of 172 individual junior competitors, Avery Klepac captured fourth, Shelby Matjeka took eighth, Ceslea Pattillo finished twenty-second, and Brenna Stueler placed twenty-fifth.
Among the 4-H District 10 clubs in San Antonio, Blanco County HCS Jr. Team 3 finished sixth, with Kalli Dalland placing eighth individually. In the intermediate level, HCS Jr. Teams 1 and 2 captured the top two spots. Individually, Avery Klepac, Shelby Matjeka, Ceslea Pattillo, and Brenna Stueler took first, second, sixth, and seventh respectively. The HCS Senior Team 2 (Shelbi Haynes, Taylor Kay, Kendra Smith, and Amara Yachimski) placed eighth and Senior Team 1 (Breana Solis, Lydia Yachimski, and Rachel Harlin) finished at tenth.
Traveling with the Johnson City Future Farmers of America (FFA) Team, the Blanco County HCS went to San Angelo last Saturday and seized outstanding results. In the junior division, Blanco County Team 1 (Avery Klepac, Emily Masters, Rilee Moser, and Ceslea Pattillo), Team 2 (Lily Masters, Addisyn Stueler, and Brenna Stueler) , and Team 3 (Kalli Dalland, Willow Grote, and Aleigh Wessels) won first, eighth, and ninth respectively. Among the 46 individual junior competitors, Emily Masters captured first, Avery Klepac placed third, and Rilee Moser received fourth. In the senior division among nine teams, Blanco County Team 1 (Rachel Harlin, Kayla Scheidt, Breana Solis, and Lydia Yachimski) took second place. Individually among 27 senior competitors, second place went to Lydia Yachimski and Rachel Harlin took fourth.
Proud with the latest accomplishment, HCS are preparing for the next competition at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 6. The club is thankful for the sponsors, volunteers and parents led by Traci Smith.
For more information on horse judging with Blanco County’s Hill Country Spurs 4-H Club, go to www.hillcountryspurs.com.