Photos by Shannon Geisen and Robin Fish/Enterprise
Maddy Brakke prepares to enter the horse arena for the 4-H showmanship class. She's leasing 10-year-old "Jack" from 4-H intern Macy Miller this summer. Brakke competed in all of the horse classes on Thursday.
Riding "BMQ Living Legend," Katheryn Kamphaus competes in the western pleasure class at the 4-H state-qualifying horse show Thursday. Hazel Mae Carter is riding her pony, "Prince Rperts Drop."
Adison Weiss, at right, and Elanor Mathison compete in Thursday's 4-H Horse Show in the western pleasure class. Riders are judged on their ability to safely and effectively ride their horse.
Joel Kowalke plays with his Berkshire pigs, a gilt named Juice.E.Bacon and a barrow named Juice.E.Ham, Wednesday in the livestock barn.
Sarahlynn Thorson, middle, discusses her Cloverbud meat goat project with judge Samantha Lahman, right, during Wednesday's goat show. Cloverbud entrants needed a more grown-up assistant to lead their animals.
Christian Thorson, fourth from left, placed first out of seven exhibitors in the meat market goat wether category at Wednesday's 4-H goat show.
Christian Thorson shows his meat market wether during Wednesday's goat show, while judge Samantha Lahman explains why his project took first place.
Klayton Selander brought an old English bantam to Wednesday's 4-H poultry show.
Max DeBlieck entered this poster in Wednesday's poultry show.
Pierce DeBlieck entered this Swedish blue duck in Wednesday's poultry show.