Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Members Show Talent at the County Fair


JAMESTOWN – Monday afternoon’s 4-H Dog Program participants entertained crowds of fairgoers as they performed in the County Fair Horse Arena. The 4-H dogs and participants perform many exciting and demanding tasks together. Some dog competitions even show participants working in teams. The Agility class had a variety of entries. The Excellent Class, which is the highest level demonstrated Monday evening, first place went to Mandy Swansonand Open Class went to Hewitt Meeder. The Advanced Novice Class, which is also off-lead, contains obstacles like the teeter, first place went to Meghan Clark. The Pre-Novice Class, which is also off-lead but does not have the harder obstacles in it, first place went to Nicole Schack. All of those classes are eligible for to go to State Fair. The on-lead class classes are Pre-Novice non-State Fair, first place went to Emma Wiggers; and the Puppy Class (non-State Fair), is for first-year dogs that are puppies and are too young to use the agility equipment at the normal height, first place went to Danyelle Einfeldt with Kaylee Hodge second. The Rally Obedience portion of the show also went very well. In the Excellent Class, which is off-lead and is the highest level of Rally, has the hardest of the rally signs and a jump in the course, first place went to Ben Swanson, with Hewitt Meeder in second. In the Advanced Class, which is also off-lead and has most of the hard signs and a jump, first place went to Catherine Oag, with Cristen Lookenhouse and Rebekah Anderson tied for second. In the Novice B Class, which is on lead, first place went to Taylor Young, with Dalton Holthouse in second. In the Novice A Class, which is also on lead, first and second place went to Meghan Hiller and second place to Hannah Hornyak and Danyelle Einfeldt. The show went really well overall and the kids did a wonderful job with their dogs this year, and we look forward to seeing them again next year.