This year the chapter attended the section 12 horse judging contest held in Delavan at Rawlings 4R Arena. We took two teams of five that included the following members: Lane Prather, Sara Helms, Emma Helms, Kylie Byrd, Maddie Barth, Montana Onken, Makenna Huff, Michaela Lane, Emma James, and John Wilcox.
The teams competed against other chapters from the section. In attendance was 82 eager FFA members who were ready to judge the horses in three halter classes, two western pleasure classes, and one pattern class. It was a good contest for kids to start in and test their skills in horse judging. All together it was a good night for our the MCW chapter as we took home second place as a team with our standout judger Maddie Barth placing 1st individually with a score of 294 out of 300.
Our chapter is also proud to announce due to our success we are sending a team of four – Maddie Barth – Lane Prather – Kylie Byrd and Sara Helms to the state contest at Blackhawk College. We would also like to thank Nikki Klein and Brody Little for allowing us to come out to their farm to practice judging and for their tips and tricks that helped us throughout the contest.