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4-H horse project ranch sorting event benefit held

By Samantha Shaps 4-H Horse Project reporter

On Saturday, Nov.16, the Ridin' the River Cowboy Fellowship, along with the Bandera 4-H Horse project, produced a benefit sorting for the Helping Hand food bank.
Over $100 was raised, along with a collection of canned goods and non-perishable items that were part of the jackpot fee.
Riders of all ages and abilities participated, with 30 teams in the practice session, followed by the jackpot, which consisted of a youth division with 10 teams and an open division with 24 teams.
The youth winners were Samantha Shaps and Hanna Garrison. The open winners were Taylor Lipka and Jeff Bishop. Top hand youth went to Hannah Garrison, Top hand open rider was Taylor Lipka.
"The Bandera County 4-H Horse Project and the Ridin' the River Cowboy Fellowship would like to thank everyone who participated in this great day," said a spokesman. "We look forward to producing more sorting events in the near future."
Anyone interested in trying something new with their horse is invited to keep an eye out for upcoming events.
For more information on the 4-H Horse Project, either to join or be a volunteer, may contact the Bandera Extension office at 830-796-7755 or "like us" on Facebook at Bandera Horse Project.