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Skaneateles locals showing well in State Fair competitions

Lauren Roney, 9, of Skaneateles, competed in the American Quarter Horse AQHA competition in four different classes at the state fair last week. It was her first time competing at the state fair and only her second time showing on horseback, and she left with three 1st place ribbons and one 2nd place ribbon.

Lauren Roney, 9, of Skaneateles, competed in the American Quarter Horse AQHA competition in four different classes at the state fair last week. It was her first time competing at the state fair and only her second time showing on horseback, and she left with three 1st place ribbons and one 2nd place ribbon.

— This was her first time submitting to the state fair. “It was a really good experience and I would love to do it again,” she said.

In the Fine Arts competition categories, Leonard Fishman won 1st place in the graphics/drawing division and received an honorable mention in non-traditional amateur photography. Coleen Hoselton placed 3rd in the non-traditional amateur photography division for collage, hand-color tinted or experimental.

In the Fine Arts youth division (grades 7 through 12), Sharon Adams received a 1st place ribbon in mixed media and a 3rd place ribbon in graphics.

In the Antique Auto competition, James and Darla Curran placed 1st in the 1986 and up category for their Mustang.

In the horse show competitions at the fair last week, nine-year-old Lauren Roney won four ribbons and her mother, Terri Roney (Skaneateles town supervisor), won five ribbons. Both Roneys competed in the American Quarter Horse Association competitions.

Lauren was in the “small fry” age group, and won 1st and 2nd place ribbons in the hunter under saddle category and two 1st ribbons in the western “showmanship” competition. Lauren also received the “reserve champion” award for small fry, meaning she had the second most total points in the competition.

This was Lauren’s first time competing at the state fair, and only her second time showing on back of the horse. “It’s been fun for her. The state fair is just a completely different atmosphere for her,” her mother said.

Terri Roney competed in four different classes of the horse show category: showmanship and three hunter under saddle classes, and received five ribbons: one 2nd, three 4th and one 6th.

In the rabbit judging competitions, Jacob Kipp won eight ribbons in five different classes for the Mini Rex division: black senior buck (5th and 6th), black senior doe (2nd and 3rd), broken senior doe (2nd), white buck (1st)and white doe (2nd and 3rd).

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