4-H Horse News
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Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses against WNV
As the weather warms up across the state and mosquitoes become more prevalent, the Washington State Department of Agriculture is advising owners to make sure their horses' vaccinations are current for protection against West Nile virus (WNV).
4-H Horse Clinic - June 15th
Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds - Davenport
for 4-H Horse Project Members
OPENINGS still available!!! Contact Justine Winn.
Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show - June 22nd
for Lincoln & Adams 4-H Horse Project Members
The next meeting is
Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Lincoln County Fairgrounds.
(Meeting room in the Main Building.
4-H Horse Council Meetings are a chance to take an active part in the Horse Leaders Council. Come and let us know what you would like to see in the program!
If you are interested, be sure and attend the next meeting or at least let us know that you would like to contribute input!
Remember meetings are open to all 4H Horse Leaders and teen members! If you are interested in being a part of the Horse Leaders Council…Please come!!! We are looking for new ideas and input for the Horse Program. Come let us know what your members want to learn!!
See you there!
Nachtigal (509) 725-0013
Lincoln County 4-H Horse Council Facilitator
Ritzville Horsemanship Clinic
Jun 21 - 23, 2013
Ritzville Rodeo Arena
This clinic is hosted by the Ritzville Rodeo Association. While not a 4-H sponsored clinic, many 4-H'ers have found the annual RRA clinics to be a good learning experience for horses & riders.
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Another Ritzville Horsemanship Clinc will be held at the Wheat Land Communities Fair Arena - June 24 - 27.
This also is not a 4-H sponsored clinic, but may be of interest to local 4-H'ers and their families. Classes for beginners through advanced; youth and adults.
For information, contact Aimee Schell 509-660-0400.
Information (Word) Information (PDF)
Fifty-Sixth Annual Yakima Co. 4-H Equine Training School
June 28 - 30
State Fair Park, Yakima, WA
This fun, hands-on workshop series will help students, both youth and adults, become safer, more skilled riders. Four skill-levels of 3-day trainings are available for participants, ages 8 and up,
who are bringing a horse, as well as a
2-day “horseless-horse” training, June 29-30, for participants, ages 5 and up,
who desire to learn basic horse care, safety and behavior.
4-H Equine Training School cost $105 per participant for the 3-day program, with a discount available to families enrolling multiple members, and $10 per participant for the 2-day “horseless-horse” program. Family and friends are welcome to observe and participate in Q&A from the stands at no cost. Camping is available on site for participants, volunteers and immediate family.
To register please contact Chris Kelly at (509) 452-9877 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations must be postmarked by June 15 to avoid paying a $10 late fee. All youth and adult participants must be enrolled in 4-H to participate.
Please see the flyer for more information, and help us get the word out!
As of 6/11/13 few pre-registrations had been received. MORE REGISTRANTS NEEDED !!!!
Yakima 4-H Equine Activties (Click on Training School)
4-H Horse-O-Polis Summer Horse Event, July 8-10
The 2013 Klickitat County 4-H Horse-O-Polis helps to prepare youth for showing in their county and state 4-H fairs and improve their horsemanship skills and knowledge while having fun. Youth will have showmanship and two riding classes each day for $120 with the option of a third riding class for an additional fee of $30. The cost includes all meals, riding lessons and showmanship lessons. All registrations postmarked by June 17 will also receive a 2013 4-H Horse-O-Polis T-shirt.
More Information & Registration Forms:
Klickitat Co. website
4-H Happy Trails Horse Camp
4-H South Horse Camp
July 19 - 23, 2013
4-H Working Ranch Horse Camp
August 15 - 18, 2013
Entries Due August 5th
Welcome to the ranch! The 4-H Working Ranch Horse Camp is a fun and unique experience for the whole family! WRH is a youth, family and horse 4-H camp! Are you ready to spend 4 days on a real working cattle ranch.
Here are some things you will do…Horsemanship: (with) Dusty Roller, Roping, Animal Science, Cattle Drive, Herd and Pasture
Management, Leadership, Movie Night, Skits & Games, Barn Dance, 5 star meals: All meals included. And much more….
Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse Project Enrollment
April 1, 2013 was the deadline for Horse Project enrollment and Horse ID submittel in order to be eligible for 4-H horse competition in Lincoln Co. This includes Adams Co. members interested in the Summer Sizzler Show (and State Fair.)
It is still permissable to enroll in 4-H and in the 4-H horse project at any time - HOWEVER - most CLUBS have closed horse enrollment for the year. Also - late enrollment does not guarentee eligibilty for competition. Lincoln & East Adams County WA residents with questions about enrollment can contact Karen in the WSU Extension Office (Ritzville) at 509-659-3209.
CLICK here for Link to the Newsletter from WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Look on the bottom right of page for archived issues
eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America. Visit eXtension’s HorseQuest section www.extension.org/horses for web casts, videos, articles and links to resources. You can also subscribe to an “e-Tips” electronic newsletter for horse owners and enthusiasts, featuring a Question of the Month, Photo of the Month, monthly e-Tips on nutrition, grooming, feeding, as well as information on new equine-related learning lessons.
Links to Past Webcasts are available:
for Equine Laminitis
· Feeding Management in a Time of Rising Feed Prices
· Conformation and Selection of Horses
· Horse Manure: A Renewable Resource · Pasture Management
· Selecting the Right Youth Horse · Equine Genetics 101
· Environmentally Friendly Horse Management
· The Foaling Mare · Equine Stress · Poisonous Plants
· Top Ten Tips for Coaching Youth Riders · Weaning a Foal
· The Unwanted Horse · Vaccinating Your Horse
· Reducing Risks on the Horse Farm · Broodmare Nutrition
· Conditioning Your Horse for the Show Season · Hay Selection
My Horse University is a national online program based at Michigan State University in partnership with the Equine Network and eXtension’s HorseQuest. To learn more visit www.myhorseuniversity.com. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com or (517)353-3123.
Minutes 6/3/13 Coming Soon
Older Minutes archived. Avaialable on request from the Extension Office.
|Summer Sizzler Chair||Robin Nachtigal|
|Equine State Fair Entries||Denise Wollweber|
|Li. Co. Horse Program Records & Forms Chair -
Extension Office will forward Horse ID & Commitment forms to Records Chair in April.
Note: Horse ID Forms must be on file to attend most 4-H Horse Events -Click Here for more info.
If you have trouble opening forms using Internet Explorer on the Spokane 4-H website - they recommend trying the Firefox browser.
|-||Sept 30||End of 2012 4-H Year! Be sure and update your 4-H Record Books for 2012- especially your Permanent Record!|
|-||Oct. 1||New 4-H year begins!|
|-||March 3||4-H Working Ranch Horse Recognition Night -
6 - 9 pm - Spokane Co. Extension Office
|-||March 15||Working Ranch Horse Meeting - 6:00
Spokane Co. Extension Office
|-||March 25||Equines must be under the care & management of potential Lincoln-Adams State Fair Qualifiers|
|-||April 1, 2013||Horse Project Enrollment and Horse ID and Risk/Release
for All Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Project Members and Adams Co. 4-H Intermediate or Sr. 4-H Horse Project Members interested in State 4-H Fair Equine Events Qualification.
|-||April 7||Working Ranch Horse - Spring Callving Event
Davenport - (Registration due April 1)
|-||April 8||4-H Horse Council Meeting, Davenport|
|-||April 28||4-H Horse Jumping Pre-Qualifier, Busy Bee Ranch, 10:00 a.m.|
|-||May 10||4-H Horse Spring Clinic - Spokane Co. Fairgrounds|
|-||May 11||4-H Horse Jumping Pre-Qualifier, Spokane Co|
|-||June 3||4-H Horse Council Meeting, Davenport|
|-||June 7 - 9||Spokane 4-H Horse Show #1|
||4-H Horse Clinic, Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds
| Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show - Davenport
Lincoln & Adams Co State Fair Qualifier
|Spokane 4-H Horse Show #2|
|-||June 24||Working Ranch Horse Meeting - 6:00
Spokane Co. Extension Office
|-||June 24-29||4-H Happy Trails Horse Camp - TBA|
|-||July 5-7||Spokane 4-H Horse Show #3|
|-||July 19-23||4-H South Horse Camp - Spokane Co. Interstate Fairgrounds|
|-||Aug. 15 - 18||4-H Working Ranch Horse Camp, TBA|
|-||Aug. 22-24||Lincoln County Fair, Davenport, WA|
|-||Aug 28 -
|Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville, WA|
|-||Sept. 5-9||WA State 4-H Fair - Senior Performance|
|-||Sept.7||WA State 4H Fair - Equine Judging Contest|
|-||Sept.12-16||WA State 4-H Fair - Senior Western Games|
|-||Sept.15||WA State 4H Fair - National Equine Presentation Contest|
|-||Sept. 16-19||WA State 4-H Fair - Intermediate Performance|
|-||Sept. 19-22||WA State 4-H Fair - Intermediate Western Games|
|Other 4-H Calendars|
|Lincoln-Adams WA Horse Project FORMS|
DESCRIPTION of Horse Project Enrollment Process & Form Submission PDF
Co. 4-H Horse Program "Horse ID Sheet"
ID Sheet is also required for Adams Co. 4-H'ers who may want to participate in the Summer Sizzler Horse Show, 4-H horse events in other counties, & State Fair Horse Events.
Horse ID photos from previous years can be used as long as color and general frame has not changed significantly due to change in age.
Members who add or change 4-H project horses can re-submit ID Sheets up until April 1, 2013 and still be eligible for competition. ID Sheets should also be submitted for any equines as soon as aquired for use in 4-H throughout the year - even if after April 1st. Lincoln Co. Horse Members should refer to the Li. Co. 4-H Horse Policy for project animal changes after April 1. Adams Co. 4-H members must follow the WA State 4-H requirement of equine under member's care & management 90 days prior to official county exhibit activity.
Also required for Adams Co. 4-H'ers who may want to participate in the Summer Sizzler Horse Show & State Fair Horse Events.
OR use Risk Form on other side of Commitment Form
Also required for Adams Co. 4-H'ers who may want to participate in the Summer Sizzler Horse Show & State Fair Horse Events
Phone # or Address for a 4-H Program Contact?
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State 4-H Horseleaders Yahoo Group & List-serve
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