Rachel Harder with her trophy.

The 2022 Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo was held in Grand Island, at Fonner Park on July 9-13.  

More than 350 youth ages 10-18 from more than 50 counties brought more than 600 head of horses and competed in educational and riding opportunities. 

Christen Curtis, 18 of Royal and her AQHA gelding Suddenly In Overtime were the Reserve Champions in the Senior Western Horsemanship competition at the Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo.  

She is the daughter of Corey and Tanya Curtis of Royal.

Classes included Horse Judging, Hippology, Halter Conformation, Trail Class, Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, English and Western Pleasure, Hunter Hack, Western and English Dressage, Working Ranch Horse, Reining, Ranch Pleasure, Ranch Riding, Western Riding, Barrel Racing and Pole Bending. 

Rachel Harder, daughter of Seth and Lisa Harder of rural Plainview, was recently named the 2022 State 4-H Horse Expo Champion in the Junior Hunter Under Saddle competition at Fonner Park in Grand Island. Harder competed on “Dandy Lil Zipper” for her Champion competition and Purple ribbon. She also received sixth in the Junior Hunt Seat Equitation and a Purple Ribbon, and competed in the Junior Ranch Riding competition winning a Blue Ribbon, in the Junior reining competition, winning 9th and a Blue Ribbon on “All Star Royal Wimp”.

Educational clinics were also available during the Expo. Complete class results for the 2022 Expo are found at:  4h.unl.edu/horse-expo-results