ATTENTION ALL PROJECT MEMBERS:
Horse Project Registration Form – complete one form for each horse that you may exhibit at the fair and submit to the UW-Extension office by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1st!
Keep checking back to this site for more information and as always pay attention to the monthly Cloverline newsletter.
County Fair Requirements
To be eligible to show at the fair there are educational requirements. If you attend an educational event that is not sponsored by the La Crosse County 4-H Horse Project, please complete the Horse Educational Clinic, Training or Workshop Form. This form must be submitted within 30 days of attending.
It is a requirement that all 4-H Members that will be exhibiting a horse (their own or managerial) pass Safety Certification Level 1 and/or Level 2 with each horse they plan to exhibit. All Safety Testing will be done at the fairgrounds with an approved Safety Testing Leader.
Volunteering is an essential part of the 4-H experience! All project members, leaders, parents and families are encouraged to get involved within the Horse project.
The 2017-2018 Horse Project Calendar gives a listing of all scheduled meeting and activity/event dates approved by the 4-H Horse Project Executive Committee.
How do I get an event on the Horse Project Calendar?
- Prior to the event complete the Activity or Event Planning Form — This tool helps club and/or committee groups plan a successful event or activity. Submit this form to the 4-H Horse Project Executive Committee and the UW-Extension office (LaCrosseCounty4H@lacrossecounty.org) for discussion.
- After the event complete the Activity or Event Report Form –This form helps club and committee groups report how an event or activity happened. It also gives suggestions for the next group. Submit this form to the 4-H Horse Project Executive Committee and the UW-Extension office (LaCrosseCounty4H@lacrossecounty.org) for discussion..
Events & Activities
Do you want to learn more about horses and make friends in the La Crosse County 4-H Horse Project? We invite you to consider joining the 4-H Horse Bowl Team. Horse Bowl is an educational activity in which four-person teams compete head-to-head, with the first person to ring in given the opportunity to answer a horse-related question. Think Jeopardy! but all the questions are horse-related. Topics include horse anatomy, breed characteristics and history, equipment, training, nutrition, disease prevention and treatment, etc. Membership is open to any youth in grades 3 -13 enrolled in the La Crosse County 4-H Horse Project.
|2018 Horse Bowl Practices|
|Thursday, February 15th||6:30-8:00 p.m.||Hamilton Town Hall (West Salem)|
|Sunday, February 15th||2:00-5:00 p.m.||Hamilton Town Hall (West Salem)|
|Monday, March 5th||6:30-8:00 p.m.||Hamilton Town Hall (West Salem)|
|Thursday, March 15th||6:30-8:00 p.m.||Hamilton Town Hall (West Salem)|
|Sunday, March 25th||2:00-5:00 p.m.||Hamilton Town Hall (West Salem)|
Horse Camp May 2018
Sponsored by the La Crosse County 4-H Horse Project, this FREE and FUN event (typically held mid-May) helps La Crosse County 4-H youth learn new skills or just refresh their skills. It provides hands on education and it does help youth meet the requirements for showing at the fair. It is also an opportunity for youth to get safety certified in Safety I (ground only) or Safety II (ground & riding), which is a requirement for exhibiting.
Information coming soon!
2018 Youth Horse Judging Clinic
This clinic, led by University of Wisconsin-River Falls horse judging team coach, Dr. Casie Bass, is intended for 4-H and FFA youth members wanting to prepare or improve their horse judging skills. During the program, participants will learn basic information regarding judging horse balance and conformation with a focus on rules and judging criteria used to evaluate different classes. Participants will also learn how to effectively take notes for classes and organize them into sets of oral reasons. Several focus sessions will include evaluation and discussion with live horses.
Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Registration is due March 30th. For more information, please contact Dr. Casie Bass at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-425-4769.
Horseless Horse or Horse?
According to the Wisconsin 4-H Horse Guidelines, a Horseless horse project is one in which the 4-H member has no one on one contact with a horse. They do not own, their family does not own or lease (managerial contract) a horse. They work with a currently enrolled horse project member or leader to learn about the horse (including grooming, clean up, tack, riding, etc). Horseless Horse members may only show in Horseless Horse classes. A horseless horse project member can only show the horse that they were working with; this horse can also be shown by the horse project member in horse classes. There cannot be two horseless horse members showing the same horse. Further clarification can be found on the Wisconsin 4-H Horse Association website.