We are ready to kickoff another great year of the John W. (Jack) Sims Youth Challenge. Last year was filled with great projects and the participants did a fantastic job.
Katrina Wallace (Age 6) won the "Junior" division with a colorful and picture-packed scrapbook of Arabians in many disciplines.
Rachel Synden (Age 14) won the "Senior" division with her entry. She worked hard with her Crabbet Arabian to better her first level dressage score to more than 60%. Her journey was documented and submitted in a Powerpoint presentation.
Sierra Synden (Age 11) was runner-up in the the "Junior" division and focused on Showmanship. Her interest was in learning and performing the best showmanship techniques. Sierra also submitted a Powerpoint presentation that documented her project, the lessons learned and goals reached.
Last, but not least, was Mallory Evans (Age 13) runner-up in the "Senior" division who aimed to move from the practice ring to the show ring in Showmanship, Sport Horse and Dressage. Mallory submitted a Powerpoint presentation that included video of her work and lots of great pictures.
Many thanks to them, their parents for supporting them and their mentors.
ECAHS members, please consider becoming a mentor and encourage and support a youth in obtaining a goal they may have only dreamed of.
Comments and suggestions are always welcomed and can be submitted to any Youth Challenge Committee Member.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Vivian Mack, Chair
John W. (Jack) Sims
Youth Challenge Committee