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4-H’ers fine tune their horses
Making preparations for the Whidbey Island Fair, members of the Whidbey Lone Stars 4-H horse club did some final tuning up in a local competitive event at the Island County Fairgrounds last Saturday.
Whidbey Island has several 4-H horse clubs in addition to the Lone Stars including the Shining Spurs, Cossacks, Knight Riders and Sat ‘N Saddles, among others.
There are several disciplines in the riding competition including Western and English, and classifications include equestrian, trail, bareback, jumping and showmanship.
The clubs have also been busy the past week cleaning out all the barns at the fairgrounds. In addition to the clean-up detail, the clubs have also decorated the barns with fun themes such as nautical, cowboys and theatrical.
Club members will spend five days living at the fairgrounds in Langley caring for their horses and competing, and being available to answer questions when guests visit the barns.
The Whidbey Island Fair continues through Sunday, Aug. 17.