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Local Youth Part Of Emmet/Palo Alto Junior Horse Judging Team

By Staff | Nov 19, 2013

JUDGING TEAM - Tthe Emmet/Palo Alto Junior Team is pictured after their appearance at the state competition in Ames. In front is Ariana Umscheid, and in back from left to right are Faith Lutat, Coach Lisa Berkland and Mackenzie Berkland. - photo submitted

On November 2, 2013, the Emmet/Palo Alto Junior Horse Judging Team, Mackenzie Berkland (Curt and Lisa Berkland Ruthven), Faith Lutat (Dan and Melissa Lutat Estherville), and Ariana Umscheid (Elisa Umscheid Terril & John Umscheid Wallingford), competed in the State Horse Judging competition under the direction of their Coach Lisa Berkland.

The Team cleaned up three of the five junior titles in the state competition:

Iowa State Junior “High Overall Team” Champions

Faith Lutat won the “Iowa State Junior High Individual Overall” Champion and also the “Iowa State Junior High Individual Placings” Champion. In addition, MacKenzie place 4th High Individual Overall, and Ariana place 10th.