Chatham County’s 4-H Youth Attend 2017 Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships

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arena parade at horse championshipsThree 4-H’ers from Chatham County attended the 46th annual Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships, which was held in Perry, Georgia, August 2-6, 2017. This event invites youth from thirteen states across the southeast to compete in a variety of horse educational events as well as a multi-discipline horse show. It is the only event of its kind in the country.

Youth from the North Carolina 4-H Horse Program qualified to compete at Southern Regionals by competing at both the district and state level.

The 4-H’ers who attended from Chatham County were Taylor Cloer, Grace Conerly and Kayla Amy of the Horsekateers Club. Taylor Cloer was a first timer for regionals, competing on the NC Judging team and her team won 2nd team overall, 1st in performance, 5th in halter and 3rd in team reasons. (and was just out of top 10 Individual placing)
Grace Conerly was on the NC Hippology team, and her team was 4th team overall, 4th in stations, 2nd in judging, 3rd team problem, with Grace’s individual placings of 7th in stations, 8th in exam, and 7th overall high individual.

Kayla Amy competed in the very large and competitive hunter division, and made it to the semi-final round in Equitation and was 1 point away from making the finals in Showmanship. Congratulations on representing the NC 4-H Horse Program at this competitive event!

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 247,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.


Come join the team! If you are interested in obtaining additional information or joining the 4-H team as a community volunteer, please contact Liz Mauney, N.C. Cooperative Extension 4-H Program Assistant – Chatham County, by email at or via phone at 919-542-8202.

Interested in learning more about Chatham County 4-H?

Check out our county homepage at or follow us on Twitter at County 4-H is the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension System and USDA, providing educational programming to youth between the ages of 5-18. Employment and program opportunities are offered to all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or disability, with North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U. S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. Chatham County 4-H is a proud participating United Way agency.