LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two members from New Jersey won first place in their competitions at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup.

In the Horse Bowl competition, Anthony Leone of Somerset County was the high point individual while the New Jersey team finished as reserve champions. In Horse Bowl, competitors have to be quick on the buzzer to answer questions about horses. All topics are covered, such as anatomy, physiology, history, uses of horses, tack and equipment.

To qualify for the national competition members had to compete at the state level. In February Leone was also the high point winner at the state Horse Bowl. Somerset was second in that competition.

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The other team members were MacKenzie Esposito, Atlantic County; Erin Drake, Middlesex County and Kara Johnson, Somerset County. The team was coached by Courtney Dilks of Atlantic County.

In the Communications contest, Sarah Chaplain’s presentation, A Night at the Museum, was judged the best in the individual presentation. Chaplain is from Warren County.

New Jersey placed in the top 10 in all three divisions to place third overall in the Communications contest.

New York and Pennsylvania also had top placers in the Roundup.

2018 Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup Official Results


Top 10 Individual Written — 8. Meaghan Pierce, New York, 9. Madison Heilveil, Pennsylvania

Top 10 Teams Written — 5. New York, 7. Pennsylvania

Top 10 Judging, Individuals — 4. Amber Mooney, New York, 6. Kayleen Kollasch, New Jersey

 Top 10 Teams Judging — 2. New York, 7. New Jersey

Top 10 Stations Teams — 5. Pennsylvania, 8. New York

Team Problems — 2. New York, 3. Pennsylvania

Individuals overall — 8. Meaghan Pierce, New York, 9. Amber Mooney, New York

Teams overall — 5. New York, 6. Pennsylvania

Communications Contest

Public Speaking — 3. Brittany Smith, The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway!, New Jersey, 7. Laura Bagley. Special Forces Turned Cavalry. New York

Individual presentation — 1. Sarah Chaplain, A Night at the Museum, New Jersey 3. Maureen Pierce, A Ride Through History’s Greatest Jockeys, New York

Team presentation — 7. Riley Chenoweth-Hafner & Trudy Brennan, Wild Roots, New Jersey

Team Communications — 3. New Jersey 6. New York

Horse Bowl

Team — 2. New Jersey, 3. New York

Individuals — 1. Anthony Leone, New Jersey 3. Annie Born, New York

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