Winning is More Than Just A Ribbon

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CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A young boy with cerebral palsy takes home the championship ribbon at the Jackson County fair.

This is Lane Mendell’s second year competing in 4-H with his horse Rosie, and he is already a winner.  Tuesday, Lane and Rosie won first place in their showmanship class against 7 other competitors.

“I still can’t believe it.  I can’t imagine that happened.  I still think I’m dreaming,” said Lane Mendell.

His mom said he has been practicing for weeks with his trainer in preparation for fair.  She’s still in disbelief as well.

“I told him last night and this morning how proud I am of him. That is one of his goals, and now he is going to have to set a new goal,” said Breanne Mendell.

Lane participated in three other horse competitions this week at the fairgrounds.