July 30, 2015

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Wadsworth native Kaili Mitchell wins Western Horsemanship on Tuesday

Kaili Mitchell, 18, of Wadsworth, took first place in Western Horsemanship — ponies, in the all-ages division.

Kaili Mitchell, 18, of Wadsworth, took first place in Western Horsemanship — ponies, in the all-ages division. Mitchell, a member of the Just Horsing Around 4-H Club competed with her mount, Snoopy, who competes under the name Award Ceremony.  Mitchell said she was judged on the pattern of her entrance ride into the arena, her body position and her ability to maintain the same speed while at a jog and a lope. A lope is a relaxed jog used in Western riding.  “You have to maintain the same speed while doing the lope and canter, that’s what the judges are looking for,” she said. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Mitchell, a member of the Just Horsing Around 4-H Club, competed with her mount, Snoopy, who competes under the name Award Ceremony. Mitchell said she was judged on the pattern of her entrance ride into the arena, her body position and her ability to maintain the same speed while at a jog and a lope. A lope is a relaxed jog used in Western riding. “You have to maintain the same speed while doing the lope and canter, that’s what the judges are looking for,” she said. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)


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Loren Genson is The Gazete's senior reporter. She covers Brunswick city and state and national government. She's been with The Gazette since August 2012. Contact her at (330) 721-4063 or via email at lgenson@medina-gazette.com.