Bluegrass State ApHC Youth Page

Today's Youth....Tomorrow's Future

Youth are extremely important for the future of the Appaloosa breed. The Bluegrass State ApHC is fortunate enough to have several active youth participating with their Appaloosas in many different events. 

Kentucky 4-H, Appaloosa Youth, Well Represented at Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships 

The Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships is a competition held every year for 4-H champions to compete against other 4-Her's from 13 states in the Southern Region.

This year, the competition was held in Little Rock, Arkansas from July 29 through August 2. 4-Hers compete in a variety of educational contests including horse judging, hippology (study of the horse), horse bowl, demonstrations, speeches, and the horse show.

This year, Chelsea Whittle represented Kentucky at the Southern Regionals with her individual demonstration, "When Dinner Becomes Deadly," and placed 2nd overall.

The Kentucky State Hippology team, who received a sponsorship from BGSApHC, also fared well. The team, comprised of individuals who placed in the top 5 in the state, included: Katelyn Christian, Brittany Sims, Chelsea Whittle, and Georgia Skelton. Below are their accomplishments.

  • 2nd Overall High Team
  • 6th High Team -  Stations
  • 3rd High Team - Judging
  • 3rd High Team - Team Problem
  •  3rd High Team - Written Exam
  • Katelyn Christian - 9th Individual Horse Judging
  • Georgia Skelton - 6th Individual Horse Judging
  • Chelsea Whittle - 10th Overall High Individual

Youth Show Off Their Spots at the 2009 Kentucky State 4-H Horse Show

Several youth participated in this year's state 4-H horse show, held at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Louisville, Kentucky. Listed below are a few of their accomplishments. 

Lindsey Heeger and Atomic - Class Winner in Hunter Showmanship III
Michelle Baker and Zips Country Gold - Class Winner in Hunter Equitation I
Lauren Zembrodt and Cue Card Classic - Reserve High Point Hunter II
Jaclyn Zembrodt and Authorized Ace - High Point Hunter II
Tessa Combs and  GM Shania Plaudit - Top Three Hunter III



Chelsea Whittle and Brightstar Eureka - Class Winner, Hunter Yearling

Chelsea Whittle and Eyes Lookin for Gold - Class Winner, Western Yearling


Elizabeth Gray & Investers Faith

5th Place Hunter Under Saddle Walk Jog
10th Place Western Horsemanship Walk Jog