Lander girl takes top honors in Horse Showmanship at Wyoming State Fair

Lander 16-year-old Ellie Hunter had better find a large trophy case.

The Parliamentarian just took home the championship award in Horse Showmanship at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas.

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She also won championships in Halter, Western Riding, and Programed Riding. Additionally, she won reserve championships in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle. Finally, she took third in Reining.

Before her collection of State Fair awards, Hunter had six first place finishes at the Fremont County Fair, and won the FFA High Point.

Ellie is a member of the Lander Chapter of FFA (Future Farmers of America.) All of her awards this year came while riding her horse named “Lil’ Ruf Rowdy.”

Riverton’s Chase Taylor also took home a state championship in Market Goat Showmanship and a reserve championship in Round Robin at the Wyoming State Fair.

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