The 2011 Tennessee 4-H Horse Championships kicked off with the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest recently. Eleven teams competed to represent Tennessee at the Southern Regional and Eastern National horse judging contests. Rutherford County edged out Putnam County by 15-points for the title.
Rutherford County team members are Shana Boteler, Faith Duke, Kara Lay and Jessie McMahon. Pat Kayser and Mitchell Mote coached the Rutherford County team. Shana Boteler of Rutherford County was the contest high individual. She received the $250 Meadows Family Award for her achievement.