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Hammond girls wins state gymkhana honors

McKenzie Dow is pictured with her horse, Dancer, and a recent award she received at the Wisconsin State Fair Gymkhana event.

Mackenzie Dow of Hammond recently came home from the Wisconsin State Fair Gymkhana horse competition a winner. The competition was held in West Allis, Wis.

Dow placed in the Gymkhana competition, which showcased the best competitive horse gamers in the state. She received recognition for her abilities by obtaining two Top Ten awards, including one in barrels and the other in the LT Special.

To prepare for the events, Dow practiced maneuvers on her horse, Dancer, several hours a week.

Dow is a member of the Roberts Ribbon Reapers 4-H club where she has been a member for several years.