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PHOTOS: State 4-H Horse Show

Tyler Esser, 9, of Redfield, right, tries to keep his horse, Teddy, from eating his hat while waiting with his brother, Tobin, 11, center, outside the horse stalls Tuesday. (Sean Ryan/Republic)1 / 2
Sydney Wickersham, 13, of Parkston, rides her horse, Axel, down the street before her next event at the show. (Sean Ryan/Republic)2 / 2

The South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show at the State Fairgrounds in Huron is taking place this week. The four-day event includes one day of horse education and three days of competition, ending Thursday. Megan Nielson, 4-H youth livestock field specialist, said just short of 1,000 horses and around 400 kids entered the state event.