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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Unit 18 4-H Horse Show Results for Jersey County

Riders of all ages participated in the Unit 18, 4-H Horse Show on Saturday, July 10 at the Gillespie Wild Riders Saddle Club near Gillespie, Illinois. According to Peggy Hampton, Unit 18 4-H Youth Development Educator,  riders must be at least 8 years old to participate, the same requirement to participate in 4-H.  The show classes included halter, western, showmanship, speed and fun classes. The judge for Saturday’s event was Pam Wallace. 


2 Year Old or Older Mare or Gelding: Mackenzie Lane - A rating and Grand Champion

Junior Showmanship at Halter: Kate Jones - A rating and Reserve Champion; Mackenzie Lane - A rating

Walk Trot: Kate Jones - A rating and Champion.

Junior Egg & Spoon: Kate Jones - 4th Place



HALTER: Champion Showmanship at Halter – Junior Division, Kate Jones


WALK TROT: Champion Walk Trot, Peyton Eldridge  


WESTERN PLEASURE: Champion Western Pleasure Jr., Kate Jones; Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Jr., Ava Pegram


COUNTRY PLEASURE: Champion Country Pleasure Jr., Kate Jones  


Reserve Champion Pole Bending Sr., Natalie Kahl

Champion Pole Bending Jr., Kate Jones



Reserve Champion Barrel Racing Sr., Natalie Kahl

 Champion Barrel Racing Jr., Kate Jones  

Reserve Champion Barrel Racing Jr., Makenna Dugger  



Champion Trail Riding Jr., Kate Jones  

Reserve Champion Trail Riding Jr., Ava Pegram


PATTERNED RIDING: Champion Patterned Riding Jr., Kate Jones


Reserve Champion Egg & Spoon Sr., Allison Brown

Champion Egg & Spoon Jr., Kate Jones 

Reserve Champion Egg & Spoon Jr., Makenna Dugger


University of Illinois Extension, Unit 18, serves 4-H youth from Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties. Youth ages 8-18, interested in participating in the 4-H Horse program, should contact the Jersey Extension office at 618-498-2913 or email




Source: Judy Benz, 4-H Program Coordinator, 618-498-2913,