News: Neillsville - Local Youth Wins State 4-H Horse Expo Events (2022)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Magnus, Schoessow, Thomas

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/05/2022

Local Youth Win Events at State 4-H Horse Expo (2022)

Shown l-r are local 4-H participants Bria Thomas, Brooke Magnus and Abby Schoessow, all of whom took home one or more top 10 placings from the State 40H Horse Expo. Submitted photo

Three youth from Clark County were winners in several events at the 2022 State 4-H Horse Expo, held Sept. 16-18 in West Allis.

The State 4-H Horse Expo is an annual event for all youth enrolled in the 4-H Horse Program, with more than 900 youth and 700 horses competing. Participants can participate in classes such as horse judging, trail, showmanship, Western horsemanship, Western pleasure, hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation and Western riding.

Brooke Magnus, 19, of Neillsville, ended her youth equestrian career on a high note after attending the State 4-H Horse Expo for eight successful years. Brooke is a sophomore at UW-Stevens Point and competed in both pony classes, grades 6-13 and grade classes 12-13. She and her pony, Zippos Classic Lad or “Jojo,” were Grand Champions in trail (grades 12-13), Western riding (grades 12-13) and pony Western showmanship.

Brooke was also the Reserve Champion in pony hunt seat showmanship and pony Western pleasure. She and her pony also received a top 10 placing in pony Western horsemanship.

Brooke is the daughter of Kris Magnus and a member of the Lucky Clovers 4-H Club.

Abigail Schoessow, 16, of Granton, and her pony RU Ready for This or “Bubba,” were Grand Champions in the pony horsemanship class and Reserve Champions in Pony hunt seat equitation. They also brought home top 10 placings in trail (grade 10), pony Western pleasure, pony hunter under saddle and pony showmanship. Abby is the daughter of Pastor Dan and Courtney Schoessow, and is a member of the Romadka 4-H Club.

Bria Thomas, 15, of Greenwood and her Grulla yearling Pylate’s Dusty Storm or “Pylate,” earned a top 10 placing in in-hand trail, grade 9. Bria is the daughter of Troy and Brenda Thomas and a member of the Rock Creek Rangers 4-H Club.

Shown l-r are Brooke Magnus of Neillsville on “Jojo,” Bria Thomas of Greenwood with “Pylate” and Abby Schoessow of Granton on “Bubba” at the State 4-H Horse Expo in West Allis.

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