Laurel Pollock and Claire Deplazes, the only two members of the Craig County Misty Mountain Mane-iacs 4-H Horse Club, made the trip to the Virginia State Championship 4-H Horse Show on September 15-18. They both rode beautifully and returned with many ribbons and awards.
Laurel rode her walking horse Old Red in the Ambling pleasure division and competed in the English trail division that she and Red won first place and a trophy. In the ambling classes she placed second, third and fifth in the Classic Ambling. Laurel also competed in Racking/Ambling Equitation where her flawless execution of the pattern won her the blue ribbon. In addition, Laurel was chosen SW VA 4-H Horse Ambassador for 2017.