Horseman’s Update May 13th

By Mary Loftis, Extension Associate

Horse owners are invited to the Nebraska Extension Horseman’s Update May 13 on East Campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Horseman’s Update is an opportunity to discuss hot topics in the equine industry with industry professionals. The event will feature topics including health benefits of horseback riding, new online horse courses, horse health updates, pasture for horses, wearable technologies for horses and information on the Trail’s Challenge.

Featured presenters include:

  • Dennis Sigler, extension horse specialist, Texas A&M University
  • Gary Stauffer, Nebraska Extension educator in Holt County
  • Monte Stauffer, Nebraska Extension educator in Douglas-Sarpy Counties
  • Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist
  • Lena Cottle, Nebraska Extension equine specialist
  • Kathy Anderson, Nebraska Extension horse specialist

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room A222 of the Animal Science Complex. Lunch will be provided. Registration fee is $30 per person in advance, or $40 day of the event. Advance registration is due by May 6. To register, visit


Opportunities are available to those unable to attend the event in person. Contact local extension offices to learn how to attend by distance or watch the event at home live or at a later date.


For more information on Horseman’s update, contact Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist Kathy Anderson at 402-472-6486


Extra effort and Success in 4-H events

Casey Stone of Tekamah took the opportunity to attend a 4-H Dog Clinic held in Hastings, NE recently. As part of the clinic the 4-H members got to practice what the skills they learned and Casey and her Australian Shepherd “Bailey” received a purple in Agility, and first place in both Senior Showmanship and Novice Obedience. Way to go Casey!


Nick Bohannon of Tekamah participated in the Nebraska 4-H Shotgun Competition at Grand Island’s Heartland Public Shooting Park April 23 & 24. This was Nick’s final state shotgun event as he becomes age ineligible after this year. Nick was a member of the National Shotgun Team for Nebraska in 2015. He shot in the Senior Tier I division at this contest. Tier I is where shooters compete who are not attempting or eligible for the national team as shooters may only compete once on the national team.

Bohannon ended his 4-H Shooting Sports Shotgun career on a high note as he earned first place in Trap, third in Skeet, first in Sporting Clays and earned First Place Overall in the Senior Tier I division.


Mary Loftis,

Extension Associate
UNL Extension – Burt County
111 North 13th Street, Suite 6
Tekamah, NE 68061
Phone: (402) 374-2929

Fax: (402) 374-2930


Nick Bohannon participated in Nebraska 4-H Shotgun Competition. Photo courtesy of Mary Loftis.

Nick Bohannon participated in Nebraska 4-H Shotgun Competition. Photo courtesy of Mary Loftis.


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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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