Limestone 4-H horseback riders going to district

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Three Limestone County 4-H horseback riders are advancing to district competition, which long-time observers say hasn’t happened in years.
All the riders have been members of the Limestone Leaders 4-H Horse Project since Annette McCloskey started the group three years ago. Now the riders have set their sites on the 4-H Horse Show for District 8 on June 19-20 in Belton.
One rider, Sarah Foreman, 17, of Forest Glade, is taking two horses, one for riding events, and one for a futurity project, which involves taking a very young horse and raising, caring and training it. Sarah is the first in this area to attempt it, McCloskey said.
A second rider, Sarah Hall, 17, of Groesbeck, is the first student in this area in recent years to ride English and Hunter Hat, which refers to hunter-jumpers. She will also ride the same horse in four stock events: pleasure, trail, reigning and showmanship.

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