FAIR: Horsemanship king and queen crowned


The king and queen contestants sit on the stage together before finding out who the winners are.

The king and queen contestants sit on the stage together before finding out who the winners are.


Samantha Ponczoch walks her horse Sweet Pea around the ring.


Second runner-up Shawna Clark and 2014 queen Alexis Pojman pose with the trophy.


Colton Shelton and Rachel Johnson share the stage as king and queen.


First runner-up Erin Hostal walks her horse Della around the ring.


Photos by Kelsey Leyva | Wellington Enterprise

Competition was stiff this year among those battling to be crowned king and queen in the horsemanship contest. Seven girls competed for the title of queen and two boys competed to be named king. Each was scored individually for showmanship, horsemanship, an etiquette dinner, an essay, a speech, two interviews, and a test. Colton Shelton came out on top and was crowned king. Jesse Holt was named runner up. As for the role of queen, Rachel Johnson won the crown. Erin Hostal was named runner-up. As king, Shelton said he hopes to get more kids to participate in the king and queen competition. Johnson said winning the crown was the best feeling in the world and she hopes to be a role model to those younger than her.

The king and queen contestants sit on the stage together before finding out who the winners are.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_Horsemanship32.jpgThe king and queen contestants sit on the stage together before finding out who the winners are.

Samantha Ponczoch walks her horse Sweet Pea around the ring.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_Horsemanship52.jpgSamantha Ponczoch walks her horse Sweet Pea around the ring.

Second runner-up Shawna Clark and 2014 queen Alexis Pojman pose with the trophy.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_Horsemanship22.jpgSecond runner-up Shawna Clark and 2014 queen Alexis Pojman pose with the trophy.

Colton Shelton and Rachel Johnson share the stage as king and queen.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_Horsemanship12.jpgColton Shelton and Rachel Johnson share the stage as king and queen.

First runner-up Erin Hostal walks her horse Della around the ring.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_Horsemanship42.jpgFirst runner-up Erin Hostal walks her horse Della around the ring.