Dressage champions crowned

Pictured are the New York State Fair qualifiers from Chautauqua County 4-H. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Horse exhibitors rode dressage and competed in Region 1 Horse Judging on Wednesday of Fair Week. The Dressage Horse Show, judged by Joanne Young, requires riders to perform patterned tests demonstrating various levels of horse and rider abilities which included divisions for walk trot, amateur, Junior and Senior. Champion honors went to Mikayla Reynolds and Gracie Morrison in the Junior Division and Kendra Hockran and Ashley Crandall tied in the Senior Division. Walk-Trot Grand Champion was Stephanie Rogers and Reserve Champion was Katie Fairbanks. Top riders from the best out of three shows for the 2013 show season have earned qualification for The Great New York State Fair. Kendra Hockran, Ashley Crandall, Mikayla Reynolds and Gracie Morrison qualified for the Great New York State Fair with Emily Markham as the Alternate.