May 15, 2014
Dear 4-H horse members, parents and leaders:
We would like to welcome you to the 2014 4-H horse program. There are several new items planned that should make this year’s program exciting for all who participate.
The events for this year will include: written test, showmanship, horsemanship, trail, poles, barrels, and the quadrangle stake race.
For youth to be involved in the 4-H horse program, they need to be in at least third grade and eight years old as of October 1, 2013. The three groups are divided by school grade as of the previous date.
Juniors: 3rd- 5th grade Intermediates: 6th- 8th grade Seniors: 9th- 12th grade
The horse enrollment fee will be $12.00. All those planning on participating in this year’s program, need to enroll with their leader or at the office with fees paid by the first show or activity that they participate in. We will not be enrolling members at the shows. If they are not enrolled at the office before the first show they participate in, they will not be allowed to show. We also want to mention that after June 18, only members and leaders who have signed up for this year will stay on the current horse mailing list. All members should be enrolled in the different clubs with fees paid before attending any club meetings. The entry fee for each of the two shows will be $15.00. At the summer show the awards will be tack for the top three winners of the test, one judged, and one speed event. At the county fair show, depending on the number of participants, cash awards or tack will be awarded to the top three winners in all seven events.
The fund raising activity will be a $100 gift card. All members who sell their 25 tickets will receive $5 off the county fair show entry fee. Also; for each ticket the member sells, they will earn one point (100 point maximum) towards the overall year end awards program.
The horse council officers for this year are Cori Nuzman, President; Jen Housley, Vice President and Mechell Alder, Secretary.
This year, we will again be sponsoring the 4-H horse overall year end award contest. Enclosed you will find the details for the contest.
Below you will find the tentative dates for the shows and some of the events for this year.
EVENT DATE TIME
4-H Day Camp June 16 11:30 a.m.
4-H Summer Show June 18 1:30 p.m.
County Contests June 23 9:00 a.m.
Ute Stampede Horse Parade July 10 6:00 p.m.
State 4-H Contests – Logan July 14-16
Juab County Fair 4-H Horse Show August 5 10:00 a.m.
Juab County Fair Open Show August 9
State 2 Handed 4-H Show – Ogden Sept. 25
State 4-H Individual Show – Ogden Sept. 26-27
County Portfolio Deadline October 1
Awards Program & closing Activity November
During the summer, the Snake Valley club will be sponsoring a show. Most of the events will be held. There will be no entry fee for the show. Also there will be no points or awards given out for the show. As soon as the details are worked out, we will send out the information. We hope all members will participate in this great learning opportunity.
At the summer and county fair shows, all participants will be required to take the test and enter the Showmanship class. Members will be required to wear a 4-H patch. They are available at the Extension office. At the summer show, the written test will cover just the first half of each book. At the county fair show, the tests will cover the second half of each book.
Any new adult planning on serving as a 4-H leader will be required to fill out a leader application form if they have not yet filled one out. If you need an application, stop by the office and pick one up. Also, any adult planning on serving as a leader this year will need to come to the office and fill out an enrollment form to be counted as a leader during 2014.
We would like to announce that JaBoe Garrett will be starting a club for any interested youth in the county. She will be assisted by our Extension intern for the summer, Hailee Garrett. They will be practicing each Thursday night at the fairgrounds south arena from 6-8:00 p.m. when there is not a major event scheduled. Those interested in joining the club should contact JaBoe at 435-660-0518 or our office. .
We hope everyone is excited about this year’s program. If you have questions about any of these activities, give the office a call.
Jeffrey E Banks
USU Extension Agent