Our Agrscience: Horsemanship students showed off their talents at the Grand K Ranch Tuesday night in front of their friends and families. The show had a judge, Mrs. Gretchen Irish, assess the students on their skills and knowledge of showmanship, leading and riding, various grooming and Ferrier techniques, and equipment knowledge. Students of any grade 3rd – 12th were permitted to join the class, and this was just one of the groups who performed. Other groups will be performing on Thursday night at the second mini-show..................................
These students went from being afraid to even approach the horse on the first day of class, to completely controlling a half ton animal all by themselves. It was an incredible experience for all, and the show was amazing!
Thank you to our instructor, Aletha, for being a pioneer in joining the virtual and horsemanship worlds together to produce a one in a lifetime opportunity for our students. Also, for being an incredible instructor that our students absolutely love!
Thank you to Bobbie Harvey, owner of the beautiful Grand K Ranch, for allowing us to use her horses, facilities, equipment and staff to make this partnership possible. You are such a generous person with a big heart!
Thank you to all of the Grand K staff for working so well with our students, and assisting them with their needs. Cheers to Sarah Irish for all of her assistance in classes, Joe Fox the Ferrier, and Dan Lashuay and Ron Reuther the barn hands.
Finally, thank you to the horses for working so well with our students: Rio, Phantom, Ferrari, Dolly, Spice, Acorn, Sadira, and Con Aire. We are looking forward to a continued partnership in the future years to come!