By Staff and Press Reports
Colton Mewbourn, 7 years old, of Choctaw County has been competing all year at his MEHSA club in Louisville. He competes in barrels, poles and area race. He rides on his new pony “Sugar Bear.” Colton loves his pony and works hard to win.
After competing all year, the top 10 rides from each club advance to state finals in Jackson. Colton competed in the state finals September 5-9. There were 40 contestants in his barrels beginner class. He was the first to ride in his class. Colton’s parents told him, as they always do, “Go in with a good attitude and set up and ride and give God the glory for all.” Colton did taking third place in his class on his pony “Sugar Bear.” He won a very big trophy. While at state finals, he met a lot of friends and got to see other friends and family. It was a great experience.
Colton loves to go and be with his family and do well. “I will money from my Papa Black for doing good,” said Colton. He looks forward to a good 2013 year. He would like to thank his Lord Jesus Christ for allowing him to do good and have a great pony.
Also competing was his mother, Kristi Mewbourn, where she placed ninth out of 70 in Ladies Barrels and tenth in Quad out of 67 in the 18 and over class.
BaiLee Clark, his sister, also competed and done very well.
Colton is a second grader at Ackerman Elementary School. His parents are Carroll and Kristi Mewbourn of Ackerman and his grandparents are Lyn and Liz Black of McCool. He is the great grandson of Inez Gladney of McCool.