We are so very roud of our youngest Bay Horse Inn Staffer. Emma Jean DeJong, was awarded the Grand Champion of Western Type Equine and Champion of Western Mare Division in the Horse and Pony for Johnson County Fair 2017. Prior winner Scott Sledge has held this title the previous 3 years. At 11 years old this is quite the accomplishment for Emma. Her horse, Elegant Sophistication, (Also known as Cassadee in our stables) is a 4 year old with her first appearance at the fair. This was Emma's 3rd year in 4H and currently is an officer for the club.
Emma, the daughter of Bay Horse Inn owner Amanda Cottingham, loves working with animals and often joins barn events as the animal handler with the horses, dog and even our donkey named Toby as seen below.
(Photo Elegant Sophistication, Emma Jean Dejong and Sable Marie from the Queens Court.)