The Licking River Rider 4-H Drill Team has just been crowned the 2009 Kentucky State 4-H Division 1 Drill Team Champion.
The Kentucky State 4-H competition was held July 1 in Louisville. The all female, all gaited horse squad performed a flawless 9 minute precision drill team routine to the theme of "Unmask the Magic of the Mountain Horse" to an appreciative crowd in Broadbent arena.
There were 11 Division 1 squads represented at the competition. The squad will now be traveling to Cookeville, Tenn., on July 24 to compete in the 4-H national competition.
The squad consists of team members from Montgomery, Menifee, Clark and Bourbon counties and includes: Becky McCoy (captain), Emily Robbins (co-captain), Megan Brewington (co-captain), Sarah Crouch (senior rider), Kelsey Burton, Shelby Lowe, Haley Anderson, Taylor Davidson, Dahlia D'Arge, Sofia Fedyna, Meredith Craft, Tessa Skees and Lacy Reed. They are coached by the mother-daughter team of Robin Little and Jenna Ratliff with assistant coach Kirstie Ratliff.