Warm, muddy day greets 4-H horse show competitors

Sunday’s 4-H horse show kicked off the weeklong Chase County Fair, and by afternoon, it warmed up considerably. But 4-H youths battled the heat as they competed in 10 different events, going home with ribbons, rosettes and trophies. Above, Emma DeGrasse eyes one of the three barrels in the intermediate division. Meanwhile, what’s better than a sno-cone to cool off a hot day? Six-year-old Braxton Spicer (pictured middle) admitted he’d had more than one of these Sunday while watching family members compete. About a half inch of rain fell in Imperial Saturday night, which forced the Extension staff to move the arena entry for competition to the south (pictured below). People visiting the concession stand had to walk around the muddy area on the north to avoid getting their boots wet. Watch for a full special section of the fair’s 4-H and open class results in early September. (Johnson Publications photos)

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