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Olympia FFA Wins the Section 9 Horse Judging CDE
Olympia FFA Wins the Section 9 Horse Judging CDE
Robin Watkins
Thursday, September 05, 2019

On Wednesday, September 4, eight Olympia FFA members competed at the Section 9 FFA Horse Judging Career Development Event (CDE) at Timber Creek Stables near Shirley, IL.  The team placed 1st out of 17 teams from 10 different schools.  Shelby Lynch was the high individual overall, Ryleigh Hilt was 3rd, Tarah Hilt was 7th, Alyssa Casey was 8th, and Kassidy Tacket placed 12th out of 72 individuals total.  Other team members included Kendall Leimbach, Isabelle Forrest, and Lexy Douglas.  FFA members judged six classes, two of which were halter classes.  The final four classes were performance classes which included, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Western Horsemanship, and English Equitation.  The horse judging team was coached by Alyssa Casey and Mr. Hoffman.  The team will compete at the State Horse Judging CDE on Saturday, September 14th.  The State CDE is held at Black Hawk East College.