- Author: Laura Snell
I just wanted to give a little update on the 2023 Devil's Garden (DG) Colt Challenge. We had 40 youth in 4-H and FFA enroll in the program from 18 counties all over California. This year, weanlings through two year old wild horses were available to participants from the 2022 Devil's Garden Wild Horse gather. Youth picked up their horses around January 1, 2023. A competition will be held on June 17th at the Junior Livestock Showgrounds (8th and Nagle) in Alturas starting at noon for them to compete for awards in halter, showmanship and obstacle course.
Each April we have held a video challenge for youth to show us how far they have come with their horses. This was a great activity during Covid but has continued to be a highlight and opportunity to share more about our youth and their horses with partners and interested parties. Videos were evaluated on 4 criteria: Creativity, Horse Behavior, Trainer Ability, and Grooming. The winners this year are below, please enjoy watching their videos. All three winners are 4-H'ers this year!
Thank you for your support of this program and the unique opportunity it provides for youth in California. Please feel free to share this with other contacts that may be interested in the success of this program as well.
Zoey and Ginger: Fresno County, Reedley 4-H
Anika and Rusty: Contra Costa County, Brentwood 4-H
Aubrielle and Mystic: Shasta County 4-H
- Author: J. M.
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The California Native Plant Society needs your help.
Hoard's Dairyman Cow Judging Contest
Equine Field Day 2018!
Equine Field Day 2018 will be at Modesto Junior College, the ACE Pavilion, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Modesto Junior College ACE Pavilion, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto
Who should attend?
4-H Horse Leaders, Volunteers, Members, Parents and all Horse Enthusiasts About this event
Sessions will include: gymkhana, showmanship, lameness, mini horses, driving, horsemanship, and educational contests. Tour the equine facilities at Modesto Junior College.
You do not have to own a horse to attend! This educational event is a fundraiser for the Statewide 4-H Equine Programs.
Let me know if you have any questions.
DeAnn Tenhunfeld, Animal Science Education State 4-H Office, 530-750-1340
Clover Day 2018
For 4-H volunteer leaders in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties (not for 4-H youth members)
Clover Day: A one-day volunteer development event for 4-H volunteer leaders in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties. The focus is to support skill and relationship building between fellow 4-H volunteer leaders for both project-specific areas as well as other 4-H topics to help improve youth engagement and learning.
0% AG Loans for 4-H Youth
Community First Credit Union is proud to offer 0% AG loans to FFA and 4-H students who will be showing and selling their market animals at the local county fairs. Kids can borrow as little as $100 and as much as $2,500 to finance their market animal projects. Monies can be used to pay for the animal, feed, supplies, 4-H uniform, whites, and fair entries. All they need to do is fill out the application and return via email, fax, or drop off at one of our 10 local branches throughout Mendocino, Lake, Napa, and Sonoma County. All of the kids will pay back their loans at the end of the summer after all of the county fairs have taken place.
If you have more questions about this awesome program please feel free to call or email me and please let me know if you would like someone to come to your club to talk about the program to your 4-H kids. Thank you so much and have a fabulous weekend!
Rebecca Nystrom, Member Development Specialis
JOANN Paper Clover Campaign
The whole month of February, $1 and $4 clovers are being sold at the register in JOANN stores nationwide.
JOANN / 4-H In-store Service Project
Local 4-H programs will partner with their JOANN's store to hand-make Valentine's Day cards. Supplies and space will be provided by each JOANN store.
Role of 4-H clubs and members:
Save the date and start planning your project to spread caring with those in need!
Need 4-H Projects to Test New 4-H Livestock Curriculum
From the 4-H Youth Development Advisor, Steven Worker
Presidents Letter - Naomi Edwards
What a beautiful time in our county. The leaves have fallen off all of the grape vines and fruit trees, the hills are green again and the bulbs are already starting to bloom.
The winter and spring are full new opportunities for us to encourage new skills and challenges in the youth of our fine county. We have leadership conferences, Presentation Day, livestock judging, rabbit and poultry shows, Fashion Revue, Chickenque, and fairs.
Clubs have contests, project meetings, community service projects, and proficiencies. I know of 3 clubs that fund-raised, and provided food and gifts for firestorm victims. Clubs are visiting elder care homes playing games and leaving encouraging cards. County Youth volunteered at the Redwood Empire food bank that is supplying food for 200,000 people. Fashion Revue is joining the state in making pillowcases for kids with cancer. Our youth are changing our county, our country and our world, for the better!
Have a safe and enjoyable rest of winter as we prepare for Spring.
For adults who are still pending in the 4hOnline enrollment system
None at this time
4-H does not endorse any person in the community who make requests. As always, please use caution when contacting someone. 4-H members who accept listed jobs are doing so as an individual, outside of the scope of the 4-H program.
4-H Horse Project - Community Service
Vintage Cutting Horse Association is a non-profit organization; , who hosts 4 to 6 cutting horse competitions each year; at the Petaluma Riding and Driving Club located in Petaluma.
We need volunteers to assist during our 6 annual cutting horse competitions. Beginning May 19th, and the 3rd Saturday of each month thereafter; ending September or October.
We need volunteers to assist with running the Judge sheets and serving Lunch. The time involved would be from 8:30am to 12:00-1:00pm. Besides earning community service credits, it would provide educational awareness of another discipline within the horse industry.
I look forward to receiving the names and contact information for those 5 Club's project leaders, as well as getting this information posted on the 4-H blog.
Vintage Cutting Horse Association – A California Non Profit
The specific and primary purposes of the Association are to encourage the development of, and public interest in, cutting horses through promotion, presentation, and sponsorship of cutting horse competitions, educational clinics, and other events involving the use or exhibition of cutting horses in an effort to attract new participants to the sport of cutting.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Free Engines for a 4-H Club
I have left over engines that I would like to donate to a 4-H Club. If interested call at 707-321-2708
Looking to buy a dwarf bunny
Hi, I am looking for a dwarf bunny for my granddaughter. If you have one or know of a breeder please call Susan at (707) 827-3322
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- Author: Alyssa Sankey
Registration for the 2016 Equine Field Day is now open! The Equine Field Day will be held at Fresno State on February 20, 2016. Workshops will be presented on various equine related topics. We will have both youth and adult tracks with five 45 minute sessions throughout the day. Youth and adults both need to register.
Register today at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=16766!
Early Bird Registration:
$10 fee for 4-H Members and active 4-H Volunteers
$15 fee for non 4-H Members and Adults
*Early bird registration ends February 12, 2016.
$15 fee for 4-H Members and active 4-H Volunteers
For more information about the event, please visit http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/4H_Equine_Field_Day/ or contact Alyssa Sankey, State Program Representative for Animal Science Education, email@example.com.
I hope to see you on February 20th!
- Author: Alyssa Sankey
The CA 4-H State Horse Classic takes place August 2-7, 2016 at Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, CA.
The date and location of the 4-H Equine Field Day are TBD.
The Equine Planning Team is responsible for planning, conducting, and over-seeing both the Equine Field Day and the Horse Classic. 4-H Members, Adult Volunteers, and 4-H Staff are encouraged to apply. Conference calls will be held every three-four weeks and a working dinner will take place on August 2, 2016. For the Horse Classic, the team will be broken into 4 sub-teams: Education, Western, English, and Gymkhana. All efforts will be made to assign volunteers to the planning area of their choice, but in some cases, this will not be possible. Each sub-team will consist of 3-4 volunteers and the entire team will consist of 10-12 members. Resumes MUST be uploaded for your application to be considered.
Applications are Due by October 30th and the planning team will be determined by 4-H staff and will be announced the second week of November.
Objectives of the Planning Team
- To strengthen the education quality of the CA 4-H Horse Classic and the Equine Field Day
- To incorporate and strengthen citizenship development, leadership development, and life skill development at the Horse Classic and the Equine Field Day
- To ensure that the CA Horse Classic and the Equine Field Day have adequate volunteer support to carry out the event
Roles and responsibilities include:
- Attend the 4-H Equine Field Day (Date is TBD)
- Attend the CA State 4-H Horse Classic August 2-7, 2016.
- Maintain good communication with State 4-H Office staff and the planning team
- Prepare and coordinate your specific part of Horse Classic and Equine Field Day
- Help secure demonstrators and judges for the events
- Attend all conference calls
- Assist the team with obtaining sponsorships, including acquiring at least 1 donor
- Remain as a team throughout the events and provide assistance to fellow team members
- Uphold and enforce CA State 4-H Values and Code of Conduct.
Those who are planning on being coaches and are parents of participants are welcomed to apply and can be on the team but will have restricted access so as to prevent any youth from having advantages.
- Committee members will be allowed to claim travel reimbursement up to $250 dollars total for the year for their participation in helping to plan and implement the Equine Field Day and the Horse Classic.
For more information about the Horse Classic visit: http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/Horse_Classic/
For more information about the Equine Field Day visit: http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/State_Horse_Field_Day/
Any further questions please contact: Alyssa Sankey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your application today at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=16296
- Author: Sarah Watkins
2015 State Horse Field Day
February 28, 2015
Early Registration is:
$10 for 4-H Youth/Adults
$15 for non 4-H youth/adults
Please pay with a credit card or check
Walk-ins are Welcome-$15/$20
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Arrive at Fresno State, pick up schedules & maps,
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and introductions
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 1st session
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. 2nd session
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. 3rd session
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. 4th session
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. 5th session
4:00 p.m. Wrap up
Confirmed trainers/tour/demos: Elizabeth Paxson-Trail and Showmanship Clinics
We will have a youth and adult track.
Youth and Adults both need to register.
Register here: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=13534/span>