2017 Dunn County 4-H Achievement Days Proves Successful

Ian Dukart who won Junior Showmanship buckle and horseman of the day buckled pictured with Dave Twist of Dunn County Fair Board

 

On August 7-9, Dunn County 4-H had the honor of showing off their hard work by participating in the annual 4-H County Achievement Days. The results of the static event held on August 7 were published in the Dunn County Herald already but here are the rest of the successes the 4-H youth were able to celebrate.

By Janet Wanek; NDSU Extension

The Horse show took place on August 8 with Katie Harger from Minot judging the event. The opening events of English classes had two participants, Iris Dukart and Kacee Wasem. Iris received Grand Champion in the English class with ribbon placings as follows: Blue Ribbons in Hunt Seat Equitation and Hunter Under Saddle and a red ribbon in Hunter Hack. Kacee received Red ribbons in Hunt Seat Equitation, Equitation Over Fences, Hunter Hack, and Hunter Under Saddle. It was so fun and exciting watching the horse jump and compete in these tough classes.

Next up was Horse Halter Showmanship with four Cloverbuds (5-7 year old 4-H youth), including Irelynn Dressler, Jude Dukart, Braelyn Wasem, and Kaylee Rohde receiving a participation ribbons. Teen Halter Showmanship ribbons and winners as follows: First place plaque sponsored by the Russ Dressler Memorial went to Iris Dukart, 2nd place winner was Cole Carazzo-Dressler with Kaylee & Skyler Heiser receiving blue ribbons and red ribbons going to Rachel Kisse; Jessica Goetz; Hannah Kisse, Molly Nies; Kazanne Gjermundson; and Bailey Smith. Preteen Halter Showmanship first place award sponsored by Herbert Hecker & Irvin Kadrmas Memorial was won by Shawna Burian. The other winners for preteen halter showmanship include: Jaycee Heiser receiving 2nd place, Alayna Dressler in 3rd place, and red ribbons awarded to Shelby Lindemann, Tate Norby, Ian Dukart, Brooke Pojorlie, Chesney Gjermundson, Kacee Wasem, and Kia Rohde.

Western Horsemanship preteen Grand Champion plaque sponsored by Bob and Tracey Dolezal went to Chesney Gjermundson with the teen plaque sponsored by Dakota Community Bank of Taylor going to Iris Dukart. Other ribbons handed out for teen division include 2nd place going to Skyler Heiser, Red Ribbons awarded to Rachel Kisse, Bailey Smith, and Kaylee Heiser and White ribbons awarded to Cole Carazzo-Dressler, Jessica Goetz, and Hannah Kisse. To round out this class, the other preteen awards were as follows: Alayna Dressler in 2nd place, and Red ribbons received by Shelby Lindemann, Kacee Wasem, and Jaycee Heiser.

Chesney Gjermundson with judge Katie Harger during
horsemanship class.

Western Pleasure preteen 1st Place plaque sponsored by Ivan & Daphne Hecker was won by Shawna Burian while 1st Place teen plaque sponsored by 1st International Bank and Trust of Killdeer was won by won by Iris Dukart. The rest of the teen competitors received awards as following: Rachel Kisse 2nd place, Molly Nies 3rd Place, and red ribbons went to Cole Carazzo-Dressler, Jessica Goetz, Kazanne Gjermundson, Bailey Smith, Kaylee Heiser, and Skyler Heiser. The rest of the preteen competitors received awards as follows: ; Reserve Champion Kaylee Heiser, Blue ribbon to Molly Nies and Red Ribbons to Cole Carazzo-Dressler, Skyler Heiser, Katelynn Lane and Bailey Smith.

Trail Class Preteen plaque sponsored by Western Choice Cooperative won by Shawna Burian while Teen winner plaque sponsored by Dave & Deb Harsche went to Kaylee Heiser. Other Ribbons awarded for preteen Trail Class were as follows: 2nd place to Kia Rohde, 3rd place to Ian Dukart, with blue ribbons to Chesney Gjermundson and Kacee Wasem, and Red ribbons went to Shelby Lindemann and Jaycee Heiser, and white ribbon to Alayna Dressler. For the teen Trail class other ribbons awarded as follows: 2nd place went to Molly Nies, 3rd place went to Kazanne Gjermundson, blue ribbons awarded to Cole Carazzo-Dressler, Rachel Kisse, Jessica Goetz, and Skyler Heiser, and red ribbons went to Iris Dukart and Bailey Smith.

For the Reining Class Preteen Winner plaque sponsored by American Bank Center was not handed out but thank you to our sponsor, and the Teen plaque sponsored by Sample Auto Sales was awarded to Iris Dukart. Awards handed out for the preteen Reining class included red ribbons for Shelby Lindemann, Alayna Dressler, Ian Dukart, Chesney Gjermundson, Kia Rohde, and Jaycee Heiser. Awards for Teen Reining also included as follows: 2nd place to Kazanne Gjermundson, red ribbon to Bailey Smith and white ribbons to Rachel Kisse, Hannah Kisse, and Jessica Goetz.

Pole Bending class Pre-teen plaque sponsor was Leanin’ Pole Arena which was won by Chesney Gjermundson with the teen plaque sponsored by JD Fencing going to Kazanne Gjermundson. Other preteen winners were as follows: 2nd place Alayna Dressler, 3rd place Brooke Pojorlie, blue ribbons went to Shelby Lindeman, Kacee Wasem, and Kia Rohde and white ribbon went to Jaycee Heiser. Awards for the Teen Pole Bending class also included: 2nd place to Kaylee Heiser, 3rd place to Bailey Smith and Skyler Heiser, blue ribbons to Rachel Kisse and Molly Nies and white ribbons to Jessica Goetz and Hannah Kisse.

Barrel racing preteen plaque sponsored by Coteau Freedom Mine was won by Jaycee Heiser while the teen plaque sponsored by Leanin’ Pole Arena went to Kazanne Gjermundson. Other preteen awards were as follows: 2nd place Chesney Gjermundson, 3rd place Alayna Dressler, blue ribbons went to Shelby Lindemann, Brooke Pojorlie, Kacee Wasem, and Kia Rohde. Teen winners for barrel racing also included: Hannah Kisse in 2nd place, 3rd place Bailey Smith, blue ribbon went to Skyler Heiser, Kaylee Heiser, Jessica Goetz and Rachel Kisse and a white ribbon went to Molly Nies.

Kayla Brew with sheep, Kayla won Senior
Showmanship Livestock Buckle. Picture of 4-H youth after awards ceremony.

Ranch Horse preteen plaque sponsored by Dakota Community Bank of Dickinson went to Kacee Wasem and teen plaque sponsored by Lyn Peters Memorial went to Iris Dukart. Other preteen ribbons were as follows: 2nd place Ian Dukart, red ribbons went to Alayna Dressler, Brooke Pojorlie, Chesney Gjermundson, and Jaycee Heiser. Teen Ranch Horse winners also included: 2nd place Skyler Heiser, 3rd place Kazanne Gjermundson and red ribbon winner Bailey Smith.

Goat Tying preteen plaque sponsored by Selle Implement was won by Jaycee Heiser and the teen plaque sponsored by Four Aces Towing went to Kazanne Gjermundson. Other awards for pre and Jaycee Heiser winning a red ribbon. Teen Goat Tying plaque sponsored by Kay and Allan Dolezal won by Bailey Smith.

Ranch Horse Pleasure preteen plaque sponsored by Farm Credit Services, won by Ian Dukart and Iris Dukart won the teen plaque sponsored by Runnings. Other preteen ribbons were red ribbons awarded to Alayna Dressler, Shawna Burian, Chesney Gjermundson, Kacee Wasem, Kia Rohde, and Jaycee Heiser with teen winners as follows: red ribbons to Kazanne Gjermundson and Skyler Heiser and a white ribbon to Bailey Smith.

To finish up awards for the horse events, the judge picked the Maynard Fritz Horse Award sponsored by Kent and Mona Dressler for best showing horse of the day to go to Iris Dukart’s horse and the Horseman of the Day Buckle sponsored by the Dunn County Fair Board was awarded to Ian Dukart. This finished up horse events for the 4-H youth and then the next day lead to the livestock show and premium sale.

The livestock show which took place on August 9 had Trevor Steeke from Rhame, ND judging the event. Swine started this show as Wyatt Bohner showed a Market Barrow the Grand Champion award sponsored by the ND Pork Council and Kia Rohde showed a Breeding Gilt and won a Grand Champion award sponsored by Union Bank of Halliday. Overall Junior Swine Showmanship award sponsored by Riverbank Ranch went to Kia Rohde.

Goats were next with Market Goat Grand Champion plaque sponsored by Crooked Knife 4-H Club going to Kayla Brew and Reserve Champion plaque sponsored by Embroidery Arts awarded to Kacee Wasem. The other ribbons in this class were as follows: Kazanne Gjermundson in 3rd, Chesney Gjermundson in 4th and blue ribbons to Tessa Dvorak, and Ian Dukart with two blue ribbons.

The meat goat Grand Champion plaque sponsored by 1st International Bank and Trust went to Bailey Smith and reserve champion sponsored by Dave Twist went to Ian Dukart. Other ribbons given out to Meat goats classes including Meat Does and Doelings were as followed: Molly Nies with two blue ribbons and 2nd in Meat Doe class; Ian Dukart with three other blue ribbons; Chesney Gjermundson 2 blue ribbons; Kazanne Gjermundson with 3 blue ribbons; Bailey Smith with 2nd place Meat Doeling and blue ribbon in Meat Doe.

Dairy Doeling Goat  Champion plaque sponsored by Dunn County Farm Bureau was awarded to Kazanne Gjermundson and Reserve Champion sponsored by Runnings went to Chesney Gjermundson as only 2 goats were entered in this class.

In the doe and kid category the Grand champion plaque sponsored by Farmer’s Union Insurance, BreAnn Hauck was awarded to Molly Nies and Reserve Champion plaque sponsored by West Edge Goats was won by Chesney Gjermundson. Ian Dukart and Kazanne Gjermundson both received blue ribbons in this class as well.

To finish up the overall Junior Goat Showmanship award sponsored by Farmer’s Union Insurance, BreAnn Hauck was awarded to Ian Dukart and overall Senior Goat Showmanship sponsored by Farm Credit Services went to Kayla Brew. There was one cloverbud member, Braelyn Wasem, who also received a participation ribbon in the showmanship category and then blue ribbons went to Tessa Dvorak, Audrey Dvorak, Ian Dukart, Kacee Wasem, Molly Nies, Kazanne Gjermundson, Chesney Gjermundson, and Bailey Smith.

Sheep breeding classes followed with blue ribbons for Kayla Brew showed a breeding ewe lamb and a breeding yearling ewe while Faith Norby showed a breeding yearling ewe. The Grand Champion plaque for breeding sheep sponsored by Farm Credit Services went to Kayla Brew while the reserve champion breeding sheep plaque sponsored by Cody & Jennifer Dukart went to Kayla Brew.

The market lamb class followed with blue ribbons awarded to Faith Norby showing a medium and heavy weight market sheep; Shayly Brew showing a medium weight sheep; and Kayla Brew showing a medium weight sheep. The Grand Champion plaque sponsored by Daryl and Reyne Dukart was awarded to Kayla Brew and the reserve champion plaque sponsored by Kaye & Allan Dolezal went to Shayly Brew. The last sheep class of ewe and offspring sponsored by Freedom Oilfield Services was won by Faith Norby as the only entrée in the class after she received a blue ribbon. Overall showmanship awards went to Faith Norby Junior division and Kayla Brew senior with both awards sponsored by Embroidery Arts.

The Dairy show had one 4-H youth bring Dairy cattle in two different classes of Yearling heifer and heifer. The champion plaque sponsored by Delvin and Kelley Dukart and the reserve plaque sponsored by American Bank Center both went to Brayden Klym who also received the Dairy Showmanship award sponsored by Sam and Becky Buchmann. One cloverbud, Hailey Dukart, did receive a participation ribbon for showmanship in this class as well.

To finish up livestock show beef cattle were shown. The beef steer class grand champion plaque sponsored by Ole Linnell Memorial went to Iris Dukart while the reserve champion plaque sponsored by Riverbank Ranch went to Ian Dukart. The feeder calf steer class plaque sponsored by Dusty and Megan Dukart was awarded to Iris Dukart and the beef bull calf class sponsored by Herman Dukart Memorial was awarded to Kacee Wasem.

Next up the commercial  heifer class with three entries in spring yearling heifer. The champion plaque sponsored by Prairie Hills Gelbvieh was awarded to Brayden Klym while the reserve champion sponsored by Bill and Margaret Adams Memorial went to Bailey Smith. Abigail Hardersen also received a blue ribbon in this class. Registered beef heifer plaque sponsored by Stroh Herefords was not awarded but thanks to the great sponsor. Overall showman ship in beef preteen winner sponsored by Union Bank of Halliday went to Ian Dukart while senior showmanship sponsored by Prairie Hills Gelbvieh was awarded to Iris Dukart. Other blue ribbons in showmanship were awarded to Brayden Klym, Abigail Hardersen, Kacee Wasem, and Bailey Smith.

The last event was round robin showmanship where all the junior and senior animal showmanship winners compete to win buckles sponsored by the Dunn County Fair Board was the last of the livestock show events and year the teen winner was Kayla Brew and the preteen winner was Ian Dukart.

After the livestock show, final awards were handed out to all the top award winners from static, horse and livestock events and then the premium sale followed where 4-H youth who showing animal projects received monetary donations for their hard work. The 4-H youth and their families worked so hard to make this a very successful 4-H Achievement Days and the Dunn County Extension office is so proud of all the 4-H’ers in the county. Way to go! Also, the Dunn County Extension office would like say one final thank all to all of our sponsors and volunteers who made this possible as well. Without volunteers and generosity these events would not be possible! And lastly, the new 4-H year starts September 1 so contact us at 701-764-5593 if you are interested in joining or volunteering for the 2017-2018 4-H year.


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