4-H Horse Awards 2017

4-H Horse Awards Night, held Oct. 5, 2017, recognized top achievements at the Lancaster County Super Fair and other accomplishments throughout the past year. 4-H volunteer Emily Nolan was Master of Ceremonies. Sheridan Shamrocks 4-H Club distributed programs and led the pledges.

Photos from Awards Night are now available on Flickr!

Special Recognition:

Top Incentive Stories: Skylar Frisbie, Aussia Stander, Lucy Polk, Shea Frink, Michaela Bunz, Sophie Schumacher, Kali Maytum

Top Horsemanship Levels:  Kali Maytum, Joseph Harrison, Katie Malina

Top Incentive Notebooks: Katie Nepper, Skylar Frisbie, Shea Frink, Shyann Severson

Outstanding Youth Leader: Kate Cooper

Horse Judging Contest:

The Horse Judging Contest (a Lancaster County Super Fair contest) emphasizes how much 4-H members know about horse confirmation as they judge four or more classes of horses along with the opportunity to give oral reasons. The Champion of each division received a buckle.

Elementary Division: Shea Frink (Champion), Shyann Severson (Reserve Champion), Tayden Bell (3rd), Skylar Frisbie (4th), Josie Soukup (5th), Sophie Schumacher (6th), Amelia Proffitt (7th)

Junior Division: Julia Soukup (Champion), Ellie Bunz (Reserve Champion), Sidney Froistad (3rd), Kat Moyer (4th), Cally Dorff (5th), Rayley Burnside (6th), Cadi Wilbeck (7th), Alexa Starner (8th), Erin Oldemeyer (9th), Grace Spaulding (10th)

Senior Division: Ally Quinn (Champion), Madi Brandt (Reserve Champion), Lauren Kelley (3rd), Emily Burnside (4th), Kate Cooper (5th), Bryanna Loudon (6th), Alyssa Loudon (7th), Madelaine Polk (8th), Ashley Clegg (9th), Adam Oldemeyer (10th)

Horsemanship Advancement Levels:

The Nebraska 4-H Horse Project advancement levels are designed to serve as guides for instruction and evaluation of each member’s progress. The correct handling of horses is emphasized from the beginning level to the most advanced level. Each level is a huge accomplishment.

Level I Ground: Liliana Abele, Afton Byelick, Lauren Eilers, Zoey Jamison, Carter Neukirch, Ava Wharton

Level I Walk/Trot: Madison Blair, Liz Boshart, Isabella Grosskopf, Maleah Jamison, Diamond LeBlanc, Todd Munk, Makayla Regler

Level I: Kyra DeBuse, Kaitlyn Dumler, Skylar Frisbie, Madi Hall, Joseph Harrison, Kristen Harrison, Tanner McInteer, Katie Nepper, Emma Ohle, Faith Oldemeyer, Taylor Root, Lorralee Schroeder, Josie Soukup, Isaiah Stander, Judson Tietjen, Timothy White

Level II: Nicole Ackland, Bailey Hampton, Alyssa Loudon, Katie Malina, Erin Oldemeyer, Dana Rademacker, Harper Rosenstiel

Level III: Lillie Beach, Clara Bradbury, Emmi Dearmont, Kali Maytum, Ally Quinn



  • Champion - Tristan and Macy Munderloh (score 93.0)
  • Reserve Champion -Alyssa Fisbeck (score 87.86)


  • Champion - 24 Carrots, Leader- Tammy Grosskopf (score 96.88)
  • Reserve Champion - Star City Cornhuskers, Leader- Stephanie Polk (85.625)


  • Champion - Blazing Saddles 4-H Club, Leader- Sheila Purdum (score 93.64)
  • Reserve Champion - The Boots “N” Hooves 4-H Club, Leader- Teresa Brandt (score 92.92)
Stall Decorations:

Large Club Decorations:

  • Champion - The Boots N Hooves 4-H Club led by Teresa Brandt, with a Dr. Seuss Theme
  • Reserve Champion - Prairie Star 4-H Club led by Sally Schedlock, with the magical world of Hogwarts

Small Club Decorations:

  • Champion - Denim and Dust led by Tina Sondgeroth, with Candy Land Theme
  • Reserve Champion - Sheridan Shamrocks led by Andy Dearmont, with their Shamrock and Flower Garden

Independents Decorations:

  • Champion - Chase and Tanner McInteer, with Gotham City and Super Mario Land
  • Reserve Champion - Skylar Frisbie, with Spring Time Fun
All-Around Awards:

Bluestem All-Around Miniature Horse Award for high point 4-H miniature horse at the Lancaster County Super Fair, sponsored by the Bluestem Miniature Horse Club — Ava Wharton (horse “D.M. King Chipette”)

Nebraska Dressage Association High Score Dressage Rider Award for high score riders in the 4-H Dressage Show at the Lancaster County Super Fair, sponsored by Nebraska Dressage Association — Kristen Loudon (champion) and Allison Riedman (reserve champion)

Dick and Cookie Confer Top Trail Award for all-around champion of the Lancaster County Super Fair 4-H Trail obstacle class, sponsored by Dick and Cookie Confer — Ella Gerlach

Franklyn Manning All-Around Barrels Award for fastest time in the Lancaster County Super Fair 4-H Barrel Racing competition — Cassie Meyer

All-Around Cowboy/Cowgirl Award — Three age division awards for All-Around Cowboy/Cowgirl at the Lancaster County Super Fair received buckles, sponsored by Adams Animal Care, Country Riders 4-H club and the Oldemeyer Family. Elementary — Josie Soukup; Junior — Julia Soukup; Senior — Jadin Vogler

All-Around Ranch Horse Awards — Age division awards for All-Around Ranch Horse at the Lancaster County Super Fair are sponsored by Olive Creek Acres Performance Horses – Brian and Shannon Vogler. Elementary — Chase McInteer (horse “What’s Up Wiz ‘T’”); Junior — Clara Bradbury (horse “Fine Little War”); Senior — Jadin Vogler (horse “Kenai’s Peponita”)

Lowell Boomer High Point Jumping Award for the all-around champion in the 4-H jumping classes at the Lancaster County Super Fair, sponsored by Hunter’s Pride 4-H Club — Megan Danley

Wilhelmina Wittstruck Memorial All-Around Champion Award for Lancaster County Super Fair all-around 4-H champion individual, sponsored by Dwayne and Joan Wittstruck — Ally Quinn

Horse Incentive Awards:

4-H’ers logged the hours they spent working with or learning about horses. The more hours invested, the more valuable the reward! The Horse Incentive Awards are sponsored by the Lancaster County 4-H Horse Volunteers in Program Service (VIPS) Committee.

Bronze (minimum of 100 hours or points): Michaela Bunz, Kenzy Hayes, Zoey Jamison, Amelia Proffitt, Sophie Schumacher

Silver (minimum of 183 hours or points): Nicole Ackland, Lillie Beach, Madison Blair, Clara Bradbury, Madi Brandt, Cally Dorff, Shea Frink, Skylar Frisbie, Isabella Grosskopf, Madi Hall, Bailey Hampton, Maleah Jamison, Kali Maytum, Faith Oldemeyer, Madelaine Polk, Ally Quinn, Makayla Regler, Calli Robinson, Alexa Starner and Cadi Wilbeck

Gold (minimum of 366 hours or points, and completed horse record book): Ellie Bunz, Ashley Clegg, Emmi Dearmont, Aubrey Hayes, Cassie Meyer, Porsche Miller, Katie Nepper, Lucy Polk, Shyann Severson, Madison Sobotka, Aussia Stander and Bethany Wachter