MHS Sophomore Qualifies for Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show
On Saturday, Aug. 25, MHS sophomore Kloé Cunningham received second place in pleasure riding at the district 4-H horse show after showing 20-year-old Haflinger mare, Polly. Kloé’s second-place finish secured her a spot to compete in the 2018 Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show on Oct. 27 at 8 a.m.
“Kloé started horsemanship a year ago and picked up the skills very quickly,” said Sue Orban, MHS Assistant Instructional Advisor of the Animal Center. “She enjoyed everything about the horses, including the work.”
In order to qualify for districts, Kloé competed at the county level. Earlier this month, Kloé made an impressive first-place finish in pleasure riding at the Dauphin County 4-H Fair and also finished fifth in intermediate western grooming and showmanship. She was joined in competition by three additional MHS students:
- Aliza Blackburn, an MHS senior, showed Lucy and finished sixth in senior English grooming and showmanship and fifth in beginner trail.
- Julie Butts, an MHS senior, showed Brooky and finished sixth in senior western grooming and showmanship and fifth in miniature horse in hand trail.
- Nicholas Brewer, and MHS sophomore, showed Mr. Ink and finished seventh in senior western grooming and showmanship and fourth in miniature horse in hand trail.
Kloé was one of five agricultural and environmental education horsemanship interns this summer. The Agricultural and Environmental program at Milton Hershey School supports students who are interested in agriculture and the environment by providing them opportunities to build connections with animals and compete in 4-H shows.
The 2018 Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show will take place Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.