The Loudoun 4-H Canterlopes have had much success at recent state competitions. Seventeen club members attended the Virginia State 4-H Championships Horse Show on September 14-17 in Lexington, with many good placings. Placings of note were: Stephanie Cordell-High Point Dressage Rider, and Morgan Allard-Champion Hunter Pleasure S/M Pony, Sr. Rider. There were several members who earned Reserve Champion in their respective divisions as well. Members worked very hard throughout the 4-H year with their project horses and were rewarded by their successes, both in high placings and personal achievements.
On October 8, six club members traveled to Doswell to compete in the Virginia State 4-H Horse Show Drill Team Competition at the Virginia State Fair. The team overcame several hardships, including a last-minute substitution due to injury, and was able to take first place in both the Compulsory and Freestyle Competitions. These wins also earned them the High Point Drill Team Award.