Great day at the NY State Fair today! Local 4-Hers did very well competing with their dogs in the Coliseum. Agility and obedience were held today – going on simultaneously. This makes it very challenging for the dogs in obedience as they can see dogs running and jumping over in the agility ring. The agility equipment was generously donated by Max 200 of Port Byron.
Results for Oneida County, courtesy of Bonnie Barrett are:
Beginner B Obedience: Teddy Scheiderich with Edgrr a red
Graduate Beginner A Obedience: Marlene Pilbeam with Tiny a red
Graduate Beginner B Obedience: Esther Mazor with Bree a Blue
Novice A Obedience: Brittany Papa with Snoopy a Blue, Sarah Papa with Nala a White, Kaitlyn Thomas with Mandy a blue
Novice B Obedience: Sarah Papa with Kiara Blue
4-Man Team Obedience: a red
Drill Team 4th out of 7 teams
Katie Box a white
Brittany Papa a Blue and a white
Sarah Papa a Blue
Marlene Pilbeam a blue
Esther Mazor a Red
Recognition also goes to Ryan Thomas who worked as a Steward for obedience almost all day and was part of the Drill Team with Riley the St. Bernard. This was Oneida County’s first try at a drill team so that was an excellent placement!
Exciting news from Madison County – Morgan Lynd with her Australian Shepherd Pepe was Grand Champion in Novice B Obedience.
All in all, an excellent showing for the local 4-Hers! Tomorrow there will be competition in Grooming and Handling as well as Rally. That will be held in the Youth Arena. Luckily under cover, as there is a chance of rain. Remember, all 4-H competitions and demonstrations are free!
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