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Mississippi Horse Park to host 4-H Horse Show this weekend


Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff



The Mississippi Horse Park on Saturday will host the Oktibbeha County 4-H Horse Show.  


The competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a trail course in the covered arena, according to a press release from the park. Events at the park will continue throughout the day. Competitors from surrounding counties between the ages of 8 and 18 will be tested on equestrian speed, skill and different styles of equestrian showmanship including halter, English, Western, gaited and speed. 


4-H members from 22 counties in northeast Mississippi will return to the horse park for the 4-H Northeast District Horse Show held from June 10 to June 13. 


Following the District Show, winners will advance to the State Show held in Jackson. 


Both the Oktibbeha County Show and the District Show are free and open to the public. 


The District Horse Show includes the State 4-H Horse Championship and the state educational horse contests which includes horse judging, horse bowl, hippology, horse public speaking, horse individual demonstration and horse team demonstrations. 


4-H is a youth development and mentoring program, serving 6 million young people in the U.S. 


Mississippi 4-H offers program is located on Mississippi State University's campus.




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