4-H Horse Project
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Horse Committee has a Facebook page: Flathead County 4-H Horse Project & a 4-H Horse project remind page if you have the “Remind App”.
Documents on this page:
- Horse Project Requirments
- 4-H Trail & Packing 2022 Rules and Policies
- Horse Card
- Horse Helmet Release Form
- Every Time Every Ride Video
- Montana Bit Rules
- Horse Committee Scholarship Form
- Horse Camp Member Registration
- Horse Camp Chaperone Forms to Download
- Horse Camp Packing List
- Horse Camp Schedule Overview
Members of 4-H may participate in many levels of the horse project. When 4-H members first enroll they must start at level 1 and must be assessed by a certified horse leader and bring a copy of the level assessment to the Extension office to move up in levels. Members must be at least 4-H age 8 to participate in the horse project. Other requirements are explained in the link below. Also check calendar above for dates.
4-H Horse Clinics
4-H Packing Clinics: count toward required clinics
Other Horse Clinics: 2 reqiured this yr.
|Jan. 6, 2024: Introduction at Forest Scervice Superviosor's Office||Nov. 2, 2023 - 5-7pm: 4-H Horsemanship Clinic, hosted by Bit of Difference presented by Paul Humphrey, located at 2239 MT Hwy 83, Bigfork MT 59911 Please RSVP|
|Jan. 13, 2024: Clinic I at the Country Kitchen||Nov. 1, 2023 - 6-8pm: 4-H Equine Nutrition Clinic, located at Lazy R&R Ranch Supply (300 Morning view Dr, Kalispell), Free Event with Door Prizes & Samples.|
|Feb. 10, 2024: Clinic II at the Country Kitchen|
|March 16, 2024: Clinic III at the Badrock Arena|
|April 20, 2024: Clinic IV at the Badrock Arena|
|May 18, 2024: Campout at Swisher Lake Trailhead|
4-H Horse Camp 2023 is May 5-7! Please read through this form and linked information below carefully and feel free to contact Sally Rohletter (406-249-7852) or Codi Sorensen (406-250-6865) if you have any questions.
Registrations are due no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2023. Early bird registration runs presently through April 6th, 5pm at $85 per member. A standard registration fee of $110 will be charged after April 6th. If there are multiple participants attending from the same household, a discount of $15 per household member will be offered. A limited number of scholarships in the amount of $30 for camp registration fees may be available upon written scholarship requests through the Flathead County 4-H Horse Committee. *Registration will not be accepted for members who do not have an approved chaperone.
Registration includes: a t-shirt, 6 meals (Fri. dinner-Sun. lunch), snacks, 1 stall, 1 bag of shavings, and instruction for the weekend. There are no price breaks for unused stalls or partial attendance. Registration fee is non-refundable for cancellations after April 20.
If desired, additional fees are for extra stalls ($10/ea.), extra bags of shavings ($10/bag), guest meals ($5/meal), silent auction items won, and/or various camp merchandise beyond the initial t-shirt. Hoodies and shirts will need to be pre-purchased.
Stalls need to be stripped prior to leaving at the end of camp - checked by camp organizer/assistant
- All participants are required to have a chaperone (with approved background check and completed online volunteer training through the extension office)
- Be present for the duration participants being chaperoned are on premises. This includes overnight if participants are staying on site, but does not have to be the same person as during the day as long as they are approved and the camp organizer is informed
- Need to pre-order and pay for meals and apparel as desired
- May be responsible for up to no more than 5 participants
- Tents/trailers/campers without hook-ups need to be along the track rail of the infield
- Campers/trailers with hook-ups need to be reserved and paid directly through the fair office ahead of time
- No horses on the grass near the hook-ups across from the stabling area
- Please remember you are there to observe, not participate
- Non-participating siblings will be under the supervision of an adult
- Visitors are welcome to join us for meals. Meals must be pre-ordered and cost is $5/meal
- Members should bring the horse(s) that they have identified as their project animal
- Members are responsible for caring for their own animal - chaperones may assist
- Fresh water must be available in the stall and rest periods at all times
- Stalls cleaned at least twice daily
- Must be in adequate health condition for activity level
- Must be under control at all times - do not bring a horse to camp that you cannot control
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