CENTRAL DISTRICT 4-H HORSE PROGRAM

The emphasis of the horse and pony program is on equine selection, nutrition, management, riding, recreation, fun, and horsemanship. Horseback riding provides an outdoor sports fitness program for physical, personal, and emotional development, including confidence building.
Projects are available for youth owning a horse,
having access to horses,
and even to youth without horses!

 

4-H HORSE PROJECT GOALS

  • To develop leadership abilities, build character, and assume citizenship responsibilities.
  • To experience the pride of owning a horse or pony and being responsible for its management.
  • To develop an appreciation of horseback riding as a healthy and wholesome form of recreation.
  • To learn skill in horsemanship and to understand the business of breeding, raising, and training horses.
  • To increase knowledge of safety precautions needed to prevent injury to one’s self, others, and their mounts.
 
Horsemanship Skills
Virginia 4-H’s Horsemanship Skills Program emphasizes safety in all equine activities, and aims to develop horsemanship skills and recognize individual achievement in a non-competitive, progressive program. As this program is further developed, additional levels and skill sets will be added.
Beginning in 2013, 4-H’ers in Virginia who have not previously shown at the state level with their current project horse will be required to complete Horsemanship Skill Levels 1 & 2 in order to be eligible for
 the 4-H Championship Horse & Pony Show.
Please go to:
For more information!

Virginia 4H All Stars
for more info:
https://ext.vt.edu/4h-youth/all-stars.html
 
                  
                       2019 Events 

Deadline for submission of qualifying shows and clinics

January 31,2019  

Intro to EquiSmartz: Feb 16, 2019 This is by VT for young members.

Central District Horse Bowl :

  • March 9, 2019
  • Amelon United Methodist Church, Madison Hts

EquiSmartz

State Educational Competition May 5, 2019, at Meadow Event Park in DoswellCompetition to include:
  • Horse Judging,
  • Hippology,
  • Horse Bowl,
  • Presentation Contests


4 -H State Show
Divisions to include Equitation, Showmanship, Hunter, Misc., Pleasure, Western, Gymkhana, Trail Class, Exceptional Rider, Dressage, Reining, Miniature
State Fair - Horse Show Competition 
Horse divisions to include Drill Team and Ranch Horse
  • Oct. 5 & 6, 2019
  • The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, Virginia




                           


THE 4-H HORSE CLUB PLEDGE

I pledge . . .

 

My HEAD to clearer thinking.

Working with animals provides mental relaxation from schoolroom studies and at the same time stimulates quick thinking and alertness.

 

My HEART to greater loyalty.

The close bond of comradeship that develops between a horse and his master and between young people planning and working together in a common interest is conducive to a deepening sense of loyalty and consideration of others.

 

My HANDS to larger service.

Skillful hands are a must for a horseman. It is the touch of the hands on the reins that telegraph the rider’s wish to his mount.

 
My HEALTH to better living.

Out-of-door activities affect every nerve, muscle, and organ

of the body in a healthful way.

 

For my CLUB, my community, my country, and my world.

The associations and varied activities in 4-H Club work provide many opportunities for young people to prepare themselves for active participation in the social and economic life of their community.

 

 District Meeting

CALENDAR:

2019 Central District Horse Council Meetings

Dates:   Oct. 21, 2019
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  Minutes from previous meetings are available below.
 
Please Join us!  Everyone is Welcome!

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Central District,
Feb 7, 2019, 4:44 PM
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Central District,
Oct 31, 2016, 9:25 AM
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Central District,
Oct 19, 2017, 4:54 PM
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Central District,
Oct 15, 2014, 7:34 AM
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Central District,
Feb 8, 2017, 6:52 PM
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Central District,
Mar 1, 2018, 4:45 PM
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Central District,
Oct 24, 2016, 5:16 PM
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Central District,
Jan 12, 2017, 6:49 PM
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Central District,
Oct 24, 2016, 5:18 PM
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Central District,
Jan 12, 2017, 6:54 PM
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Central District,
Oct 24, 2016, 5:19 PM
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Central District,
Oct 24, 2016, 5:20 PM
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Central District,
Mar 15, 2016, 5:59 PM
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Central District,
Oct 23, 2015, 5:13 PM
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Central District,
Jun 4, 2018, 5:52 PM
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Central District,
Feb 13, 2014, 10:28 AM
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Central District,
Feb 13, 2014, 10:28 AM
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Central District,
Feb 13, 2014, 10:27 AM
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Central District,
Jul 19, 2013, 2:30 AM
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Central District,
Jul 19, 2013, 2:30 AM
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Central District,
Nov 29, 2016, 3:46 PM
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Central District,
Jan 23, 2018, 5:38 PM
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Central District,
Oct 23, 2015, 5:14 PM
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Central District,
Feb 13, 2014, 10:26 AM
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