The Miss Clinton County Equestrian queen will be crowned at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in DeWitt. One of four entrants will be crowned before the 4-H local horse show, which is at 9 a.m.
Each entrant will be interviewed and have to perform a horsemanship pattern that is equivalent to their year in 4-H. This will be the fourth year for the pageant and each year a $100 savings bond has been awarded to the queen. The other participants will also receive gifts for competing.
There is also a “People’s Choice Award” that allows family, friends and spectators to vote for thier favorite. A dollar equals one vote. The money is used to raise money for the pageant next year. The money from the People’s Choice award is split in half — half to help pay for the next year’s sash and crown and half to the winner.
Contestants vying for this year’s title include Danika Raye Marten, Katelyn Siegel, Rebecca Martin and Madison Burke.