COURT HOUSE -- The Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program congratulates the winners of its 2020 4-H Equestrian of the Year contest.
Elise Heim was selected by a panel of judges as the 4-H Senior Equestrian of the Year. Elise is an 11th grade student at Lower Cape May Regional High School and a member of the Shore Blazers and Star Hollow Riders 4-H Clubs.
Caitlyn Schaffer, sixth grade student at Upper Township Middle School and member of the Hy-Riders 4-H Club, is the new Junior Equestrian of the Year.
The contestants were judged on a written resume and 4-H story, a personal interview and a 4 to 6 minute stage presentation on the importance of good sportsmanship in the 4-H equine program.
Both young women did an excellent job in the contest and are outstanding representatives of the Cape May County 4-H Equine Program.
Elise will go on to represent the county at the NJ State 4-H Equestrian of the Year Contest in August.
Special thanks to contest judges Amanda Burnell and Anna Oney, both alumna of the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program.
For more information about 4-H opportunities for youth, visit https://capemay.njaes.rutgers.edu/ or call (609) 465-5115, ext. 3606.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.