A Colman girl won a first-place saddle in the state 4-H Finals Rodeo in Fort Pierre last month.
Josie Mousel, 14, placed first in the Junior Girls Goat Tying and also competed in Breakaway Roping, Pole Bending and Barrel Racing. She had two successful runs on her horse Snoop Dog in Goat Tying.
She is pictured at left with 2019 4-H Rodeo Ambassador Katelyn Westphal.
Josie is a ninth grader at Colman-Egan High School, a member of the Happy Youngsters 4-H Club and the daughter of John and Jessie Mousel.
The rodeo finals were held Aug. 16-18 with 555 contestants. A total of 1,173 youth ages 8 to 18 were enrolled in the 2019 4-H season.
South Dakota is one of two states with an organized 4-H Rodeo program. It originated in 1971 and has included cowboys and cowgirls who compete at collegiate, national and professional rodeo levels.