4-H horse show draws 37 contestants

The annual State 4-H Horse Show and Rodeo will be held July 27-28 at the Quay County Fairgrounds.

There are 37 contestants signed up for each day of the competition, said Tonya Hodges, rodeo secretary.

Hodges said there was an early concern on the number of contestants who would sign up for this years rodeo. She said over the past few years the cost of traveling and lowered the number of entries for the annual event.

Hodges said there was some discussion of a rodeo that had been sanctioned and scheduled at the same time in Las Cruces would interfere with the entry numbers. But said those were just rumors and the rodeo in Las Cruces should not have much of an impact on this event.

Tom Dominguez, rodeo volunteer, said concern over a recent horse outbreak of Vesicular Stoatitis should not be an issue.

Dominguez said residents can expect all of the fun and excitement they have experienced from the previous horse show and rodeo. He said they will have all the rodeo events including bull riding, bronc riding and calf roping.

Dominguez said the rodeo will be held on Friday and Saturday night and the horse show on Saturday and Sunday morning.

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