Gracie Simpson and Jake

Gracie Simpson is shown in the horse barn posing with her horse named “Jake.”

Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, July 17 newspaper on Page A2.

WELLSTON — A 4-H’er, who has been around horses her entire life will show off her skills Wednesday.

Gracie Simpson, 14, along with her horse named “Jake,” will appear in the horse arena on Wednesday, July 17, for the Jr. Fair Horse Show, which features contest classes.

Simpson, who still has five years left in the Jackson County 4-H program, explained that one of her favorite parts of 4-H would have to be getting to meet new people and their animals.

She belongs to the Turn N Burn 4-H Club and has been involved in 4-H for six years so far.

Simpson is a freshman at Wellston High School. She said that in the past she has brought a lamb as a project too, but her first animal project was a horse.

When asked why she chose a horse as her 4-H animal project, Simpson explained, “I’ve grown up with horses my entire life, so it was an instant click to take a horse for my project.”

Simpson proudly reported that during the 2018 Jackson County Fair, she earned the title of reserve champion in horsemanship.

The Courier asked what kind of fair food she liked the most, and she answered funnel cakes.

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