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Rock Riders represent county, take home ribbons at Puyallup Fair
Three Vashon Rock Riders joined 123 other 4-H members from across Washington to compete at the Western Washington State Fair in Puyallup on Sept. 15.
4-H seniors Taylor Shride and Anna Wilson and intermediate Anaca Murphy earned the right to represent King County at this annual competition with their performances at the King County Fair.
Shride and her horse Bandit, in their third consecutive state-qualifying year, impressed the judges enough to place fourth overall in showmanship.
Wilson and her horse Nikki received third place and a bronze medal in hunt seat equitation and captured the state championship and gold medal in jumping in their second year as state qualifiers.
While she didn’t place in the top five in her events, Murphy, a first-time qualifier performed well with her horse Doc and received many positive comments from the judges. In addition, all three received perfect scores in herdsmanship.
— Bunny Hatcher