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AQHA Adult DivisionA
1st Place with 140.5 hrs Ethel Miner - O'Neill, NE
2nd Place with 111 hrs Terri Anderson - Goodland, KS
All Breed Adult Division
1st Place with 183 hrs Craig Morton - Lincoln, NE
2nd Place with 174.5 hrs Kellie Soden - McCook, NE
3rd Place with 81.5 hrs Joyce Vanosdall - Hoskins, NE
This years award winners will receive prizes including Monogramed
Saddle pads, garment bags, arena bags, gear bags
Tom and Geneice Walters of Marsland, NE were recently honored for their volunteer work with Nebraska's 4H Equine program and awarded a B & W Defender hitch from Ken's Trailer Sales and Repair of Norfolk, NE. The Walters have been involved in the 4H program over the past 35 years, most notably Western Nebraska's 4H Horse Camp, a 3 day event where they have headed up the crafts activities, guiding the youth with making things like no hardware headstalls, braided designer lead ropes, hoof picks and holders and braided reins.
The Walters have also lead the crafts activiities at the annual 4H Benefit Ride every October at the 4H Camp at Halsey National Forest in Central Nebraska.
Tom is also involved with the Dawes County Fair Board, Dawes County Extension Board, the 4H Council, and the Horse Search and Rescue Team. Tom and Geneice also serve on the Annual Ride the Ridge Committee and are Southern Valley 4H Club Volunteers.
Each year Palmers, the owners of Ken's Trail Sales and Repair, have donated either a B & W Tow & Stow or Defender hitch as a way to say thank you to a Nebraska 4H volunteer. Award recipients are selected from among the adult and parent volunteers attending the various 4H / AQHA Trail Challenge and riding events held across Nebraska.
Pictured from L : Larry O. Voecks NQHA Recreation Chair, Shelly Palmer and her son Bud, owners of Ken's Trailer Sales and Repair in Norfolk, NE, Tom Walters his wife Geneice and son Anthony
We're happy to announce that Larry was elected chairman of the American Quarter Horse Ass'n Recreational Activities Committee at AQHA's Annual Convention in San Antonio. Larry is pictured here with Sandy Arledge the 2016 - 2017 President of AQHA