FAIR: New miniature horse prince and princess crowned


Cheyenne Engleman, 16, walks her horse Crystal around the ring.


The prince and princess contestants stand together on stage.


Grace Peters, 15, walks her miniature horse around the ring.


Miniature horse princess Natalie Phillips, 15, poses with her grandparents Sheila and Thomas Byrd after winning the crown.


Cheyenne Engleman, 16, walks her horse Crystal around the ring.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_Mini4.jpgCheyenne Engleman, 16, walks her horse Crystal around the ring.

The prince and princess contestants stand together on stage.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_Mini2.jpgThe prince and princess contestants stand together on stage.

Grace Peters, 15, walks her miniature horse around the ring.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_Mini3.jpgGrace Peters, 15, walks her miniature horse around the ring.

Miniature horse princess Natalie Phillips, 15, poses with her grandparents Sheila and Thomas Byrd after winning the crown.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_Mini1.jpgMiniature horse princess Natalie Phillips, 15, poses with her grandparents Sheila and Thomas Byrd after winning the crown.

Photos by Kelsey Leyva | Wellington Enterprise

Five hopefuls competed Monday for the titles of miniature horse prince and princess 2015. During the year, the group completed a skillathon, interviews, and public speeches. Tristan Overy, 17, was uncontested and crowned prince. Natalie Phillips, 15, was crowned princess. Phillips said she was surprised when her name was called for first place in the tough competition. She hopes to help other kids in 4-H reach their full potential and realize any goal is achievable. “It’s nerve-wracking but always worth it in the end,” she said. “I never lose or win, I learn.”

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