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LISBON – Fifteen-year-old David Prendergast has been riding horses since he was four or five years old. He is currently a junior ambassador for the Columbiana County Saddle Horse Committee and is preparing to qualify for the state competition “Tractor,” his Tennessee Walker horse.

David said he enjoys the sport and riding in addition to his role as Jr. Ambassador, where he helps other children by showing or teaching them things related to horse riding, and teaches them how to stand out and not be shy.

Fifteen-year-old Audrina Devine has also been riding since she was five or six years old. She enjoys spending time with her American Quarter Horse “Oakley” and a bond with her. She said she enjoys being a member of the Columbiana County Junior Saddle Horse Committee and 4H because it allows her to do new activities with her horse.

David and Audrina were two of 20 youth between the ages of eight and 18 who competed in the Columbiana County Saddle Horse Committee Show last Saturday at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds.

During the open show, youth competed in barrel and ribbon races, pulls, showmanship and control events to practice for the state qualifying show held this Saturday at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds.

Savannah Duncan, 13, had a learning moment when her horse “Oakley,” who she has had for just a few months, wouldn’t compete during a competition at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kristi R. Garabrandt)

The open shows are held monthly and anyone from the community can come and perform.

The Columbiana County Saddle Horse Committee will hold its annual craft and vendor show at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise money for prizes such as ribbons, traveling trophies and year-end prizes for the participating youth. such as building a new broadcast booth that they will integrate with the registration and concession stand.

This allows the committee to have everything under one roof and have a place to store their equipment that is currently outside and exposed to the weather, said Alissa Blevins, member of the Columbiana County Saddle Horse Committee.

The event will feature more than 70 vendors, with each vendor contributing a raffle prize, a live band, a petting zoo, a quilt exhibit, concessions and a youth skills display. Young people are present to answer questions from the participants.

Sapphira Hays, 11, competes in the Columbiana County Saddle Horse Committee Open Show. (Photo by Kristi R. Garabrandt)

Juliana Logan and Annie Marshall, both 13, wait to enter the arena during the Columbiana County Saddle Horse Committee Open Shoe, held Saturday at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kristi R. Garabrandt)

Audrina Devine, 15, who has been riding for about 10 years and is a member of the Columbiana County Junior Saddle Committee, enjoys spending time with her American Quarter Horse “Oakley.” (Photo by Kristi R. Garabrandt)

David Prendergast, 15, practices to qualify for state with “Trigger,” his Tennessee Walker, at the Columbiana County Saddle Horse Committee Open Show at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kristi R. Garabrandt)


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