Natalie Ruha of Triple E Farm in Alabaster, Alabama, competed in the State 4-H Horse Show held in Montgomery, Alabama, last week. Natalie and her gaited mare, Sarah Gets Lucky, won 1st place in gaited trail, 1st place in gaited halter mares, 2nd in gaited showmanship, 3rd in gaited equitation and 6th in gaited pleasure. The duo won reserve gaited high point for the show.
Due to her first place awards, Natalie will be one of 40 children representing the state of Alabama at the upcoming 4-H Regional Horse Show to be held in Perry, Georgia, the end of July. There they will compete against horsemen from 12 other states. Natalie lives in Alabaster and attends Thompson Middle School. She boards her horse at Triple E Farm in Montevallo and is a member of Randi’s Rangers 4-H Horse Club of Shelby County.
Thanks to Jessica Ruha for submitting this article to Southern Horse Talk! Be sure to let us know of YOUR wins and accomplishments to help us share and promote our Southern equine lifestyle!