A Big THANK YOU to all the parents and youth volunteers this past weekend at the Fun’Raiser show!  Despite the crazy weather, we made over $1000 for the Leader’s Council!  GOOD JOB!

HORSE CERTIFICATES are due May 1st!  You must have a Horse Certificate on file for ANY HORSE you would like to show at a Qualifying Show or Fair.  If you are new to 4-H or have a new horse be sure Connie gets your Certificate!  Any Questions please email CONNIE!

JUDGING MAY 5TH

Don’t forget there is a Judging May 5th at NorthWest Horse Park.  Dirt to Diamond’s 4-H Club is sponsoring.  They would LOVE an email letting them know you will be attending.  If you are attending please be there by 8:30 am to sign in and get your place.  The Judging starts at 9:00!

Remember you must have three(3) Educational Activities to participate at County Fair and four(4) to be eligible for State. Click here for the Get Qualified list.

SMALL EQUINE & DRIVING SHOW, MAY 5TH

Being we weren’t able to do driving and small equine at the April Fun’Raiser we are holding a fun show for driving and small equine on May 5th at the Lacamas Community Center. Open to youth and adults. The Lacamas Spring Fling will be happening too, so come on out to show and shop! For more info. click here

GAMING CLINIC, MAY 6TH

Tabitha and Colton are putting on a Gaming Clinic this weekend at Frontier Park.  This is an approved workshop/clinic credit.  Click here for more information.

QUALIFYING SHOW, MAY 12-13

Thank you to Julie Ward and the McKee family for teaming up to handle the Gaming Show Chair position at the May Qualifying show! THE SHOW WILL GO ON!

This is the last week to MAIL IN YOUR ENTRIES, they must be postmarked by Saturday May 5th!  We did set up a PayPal/Electronic entry process in where you can download and attach your entry form and pay via PayPal. It will close Monday 5/7 and there will be NO PRE-ENTRIES after that Day!

We could REALLY use a Tractor or Quad to assist with dragging between events on Gaming Day, if you can provide this help please email Mike Rickert.

GAMING MEDALS – For those Gamers wanting to compete for a Bronze Medal in a gaming event you need to verify you are eligible.  The qualifying times are adjusted every two years. (Qualifying times are in green.)

DON’T FORGET TO VOLUNTEER each family is expected to do at least two hours of volunteer time on our qualifying show weekends.  Sign up now!

FENCES ARE COMING BACK!

Jumping is coming back as an exhibition.  Thanks to Horse Lovers and HighPoint Horse Shoes we are going to have some jumping classes at days end of the Qualifying Shows.  You can sign up the day of, but please be sure you understand the requirements to participate:

B. Eligibility

1. In order to participate in Equitation Over Fences classes, one of the following requirements must be met:

a. A letter from an instructor stating the individual maximum height the horse and rider combination is capable of jumping must be submitted to the show office prior to participation at the first qualifying show. -OR-

b. The rider/horse combination must earn at least a red ribbon in a Pierce County Horse Department Hunter Hack class. -OR-

c. Submit proof of a Pony Club rating. A junior rider with a jumping D2 rating may enter a junior class. A Jumping D1 rating is acceptable for an intermediate or senior class. A copy of certification will be acceptable in place of a letter from an instructor.

If you are interest in jumping check out the ABC’s of jumping clinic on May 26th. Click here to learn more.

COMPETITIVE TRAIL DATES

Competitive Trail Dates have been set!  Note: Entry Fees HAVE DROPPED! (Thank you Pounding Hooves for sponsoring) $15 for 4-H and $25 for non 4-H!  Check out the website for details.

FAIR THEME

This year’s Fair theme is “You’re a Hero”. For those who haven’t heard the 4-H Horse Department has chosen to honor the “US Armed Forces” as our Heros.  The department as a whole will be giving thanks to our Veterans and thanking the members of our Military Branches. Army, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard, & Navy; honor them all or choose a branch as you decide what to do for decorations this year. Maybe we can even put together a display of past 4-H members who went on to serve our country!  Email Jill if you have ideas or questions.

Questions or concerns, feel free to Contact Us!