Jessa Linford cantering her horse.
Shannon Rich, one of the advanced riders in the Seeley Lake 4-H club.
Hayley Blackburn, left, and Sadie Linford warming up their horses.
Jessa Linford, left, and Andrew Rose, right, in a ribbon race.
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
July 23, 1998
Still in its first year of organization, the Seeley Lake 4-H club has made giant strides and will be represented in several categories at this year's Missoula County Fair in August.
But before then, next Tuesday, the Seeley Lake Trailblazers will host a "judged" horse show at the new outdoor arena at Horseshoe Hills Guest Ranch, where local club 4-H riders have been practicing in the new outdoor arena every Thursday.
The horse show will get underway at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, and last into the early afternoon, followed by a clinic conducted by Alta Boyes of Superior. Alta also will be the judge for the classes.
The public is invited to come watch the horse show, but entries will only be 4-H members from clubs at Seeley Lake, Ovando, Condon, and Drummond.
"This is a practice show for the fair," said Sharon Teague, who heads up the 4-H adult leadership, and is assisted by Debbie Dupree when coaching the seven young riders from the Seeley Lake club who are preparing for county fair time.
"It's going to be judged, and horse-related prizes are being donated by Horseshoe Hills Guest Ranch, but it's also going to be a lot of fun," Teague said.
In addition to beginning thru advanced classes in showmanship and horsemanship, time will be set aside for horsemanship fun games: a stake race, boot race and ribbon race.
Horseshow Hills Guest Ranch, with both outdoor and indoor arenas, can be reached by taking Woodworth Road off Highway 83 at mile marker 7, then east five miles to the entrance (one mile east of Kozy Korner Steakhouse).