Horse Evaluation, Horsemanship, and Veterinary Science Event Results
The State FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Evant, Horsemanship Event, and Veterinary Science Career Development Event were held at Murray State University on November 15. The events were coordinated by Murray State University faculty and staff.
In the Horse Evaluation CDE, students evaluated and placed six classes of horses. They also presented oral reasons on two of the classes. The first place team in Horse Evaluation was from Boyle County FFA. Team members were: Madison Noel, Taylor Sharp, Kaia Baker, and Katie Sparks. Calloway County FFA placed second and Henderson County FFA placed third in the CDE. The high individual was Sydney Simpson of Henderson County FFA. Madison Noel of Boyle County was the second high individual and Rhiannon Howard of Madison Central was the third high individual.
In the Veterinary Science CDE, students identified tools used in veterinary medicine, idenitifed common parasites, and demonstrated proper restraint of animals, and clinical procedures. The first place team was from Locust Trace FFA in Fayette County. Team members were: Kevin Cline, Avery Downs, Alivia Leblanc, and Gretchen Probst. Boyle County placed second and Graves County placed third. The high individual was Alivia Leblanc from Locust Trace FFA. Avery Downs of Locust Trace was the second high individual and Breanne Farmer of Graves County was the third high individual.
The Horsemanship event requires students to demonstrate their riding skills in either the hunt seat or the stock seat division. Individual awards are given based on experience divisions and classes. The overall team winner was Carroll County FFA. Metcalfe County was the second place team and Henderson County FFA placed third.