Horse and Pony

March 2020 Project Update:

We have eight key highlights to share with you this month: 

  1. During the March JCHP meeting, we introduced Hailey Besch as the JCHP Covid Champion Ambassador.  The position has been modified slightly this year because of COVID restrictions, but we’re super excited to have Hailey represent and promote JCHP and support and encourage our members for the remainder of 2021!  Congratulations Hailey! 
  2. Extension has new group guidance that will begin April 1.  This will allow JCHP opportunities to host Monday Night Lessons (MNL) and likely other meetings face-to-face.  We’ll continue to follow the safety guidelines of wearing masks and maintaining distance for safety. 
    1. We are targeting April 12th to start MNL (Watch your emails for more info!)
    2. We will have opportunities for those who CAN bring horses to Fair Park and those who CAN’T, so please come even if you don’t have a horse to ride.
  3. JCHP is beginning to plan for the biggest and best Tack Sale during January 2022! 
  4. Our Memorial Day Open Show will now be a JCHP-ONLY.  Fun Show – details to follow!
  5. Submit your creative ideas as part of the JCHP T-SHIRT contest for members. Please submit all design ideas and color suggestions to JCHPChair@gmail.com BEFORE our April 20th Countywide meeting and we will vote on them!
  6. A lot of things are still uncertain about County Fair, but JCHP is aiming to be able to show our horses.  There are some things you do know about and need to start preparing 
  • Horses need to have Coggins and vaccines done by May 1st.
  • Horses need to have Horse Health Form and Horse ID form filled in and turned into Fair Park by third Friday in May
  • You can identify up to 5 horses for County Fair. You can only bring one of those 5 horses to Fair.
  • To be eligible to show at County Fair with 4H, you must be in 4H Horse and Pony and have turned all your paperwork in. There is no eligibility card for County Fair. 
  • However, if you are in 6th grade or above and if you win a blue ribbon in a premium class at County Fair, you may go on to show at 4H State Horse Expo (if there is one) or Gymkhana in September for either of these two events there IS an eligibility requirement. Here is the link for the ELIGIBILITY CARD.  Print off this form and start filling it in as you go. We can confirm attendance and signatures later. Just start keeping track of things now.
  • For Horse Expo, you must show the horse you won the blue ribbon in, but at Gymkhana you can show any of the up-to-5 horses you ID’d for County Fair. 
  1. The next Countywide JCHP Meeting will be hosted at 7pm on April 20th. More details about the format/location will be announced prior to the meeting.

Remember, if you have any questions or suggestions, please drop us an email at:  JCHPChair@gmail.com 

 

About

Jefferson County Horse & Pony Project welcomes all 4-H members to join and learn and ride with us! Our “Project” is our horses (and see below- you don’t even have to have a horse to participate!), and we demonstrate what we are learning all year long by showing at County Fair. We grow in horsemanship and leadership and teamwork, striving to be a friendly welcoming group of horse-crazy kids, and the adults who help make things happen.

Horseless Horse: You do not need to own your own horse to belong at JCHP! “Horseless Horse” is an exciting part of JCHP that is designed to give kids who don’t own/borrow/lease a horse a chance to participate in the Horse Project, including showing at Jefferson County Fair. HH kids tend to be beginners, with less experience and ability and they share a horse with a designated “Buddy”- another Project member, who is a more experienced horse owner owner/borrower/leaser and is expected to be working with the HH member throughout the year to teach them the basics on care, handling, showmanship, riding, safety, horse behavior and to assist them with improving their ability to handle the animal safely and with confidence. At Jefferson County Fair, HH members and their buddies share one horse in one stall.  HH members can show their horses in Horseless Horse Showmanship and Horseless Horse Walk/Trot riding classes, and may show at a walk or trot in the fun classes. No cantering/loping is allowed. 

When you are either a traditional (horse owner) or a “managerial” (horse borrower or leaser) member, you are responsible financially and physically for the care, maintenance and development of the horse. At Fair, you may show in whatever classes suit your age and abilities. If you enter as a walk/trot exhibitor, you may only walk/trot in all classes, including the fun speed classes. Traditional and Managerial members who are more experienced riders are encouraged to help out by taking on the role of “Buddy” to a Horseless Horse member.  

Please email JCHPChair@gmail.com if you are a HH kid or would like to volunteer as a buddy.

JCHP Committee

Chair– Kate Osborn JCHPChair@gmail.com
Vice Chair– Jenn Olson
Secretary– Erica Neis
Treasurer– Lori Hogan
Reporter– Matt Hanson
At Large Members– Kari Barnes and Shannon Streich
Youth Members– Lauren Hanson and Sydney Streich

Youth Members

You do not need to own your own horse to belong at JCHP! “Horseless Horse” is an exciting part of JCHP that is designed to give kids who don’t own/borrow/lease a horse a chance to participate in the Horse Project, including showing at Jefferson County Fair. HH kids tend to be beginners, with less experience and ability and they share a horse with a designated “Buddy”- another Project member, who is a more experienced horse owner owner/borrower/leaser and is expected to be working with the HH member throughout the year to teach them the basics on care, handling, showmanship, riding, safety, horse behavior and to assist them with improving their ability to handle the animal safely and with confidence. At Jefferson County Fair, HH members and their buddies share one horse in one stall.  HH members can show their horses in Horseless Horse Showmanship and Horseless Horse Walk/Trot riding classes, and may show at a walk or trot in the fun classes. No cantering/loping is allowed. 

When you are either a traditional (horse owner) or a “managerial” (horse borrower or leaser) member, you are responsible financially and physically for the care, maintenance and development of the horse. At Fair, you may show in whatever classes suit your age and abilities. If you enter as a walk/trot exhibitor, you may only walk/trot in all classes, including the fun speed classes. Traditional and Managerial members who are more experienced riders are encouraged to help out by taking on the role of “Buddy” to a Horseless Horse member.  

Please email JCHPChair@gmail.com if you are a HH kid or would like to volunteer as a buddy.

Meetings

Countywide Meetings for all Youth Members are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month via Zoom at 7pm, starting on Jan. 19th, 2021.

January Countywide Meeting Minutes

February Countywide Minutes

March Countywide Minutes

Committee Meetings for the Adult and Youth Board Members are held every month on the 2nd Thursday of the month, via Zoom, starting Nov. 5th, 2020.

More meetings and events will be scheduled– watch for updates!

JCHP Calendar

January 19th 2021: FIRST JCHP COUNTYWIDE MEETING via Zoom for all members! Check your email for the Zoom link in January. 

Other dates to be determined- stay tuned for updates!

Special Events

Tack Sale: Usually occurs in January. Next Tack Sale in January 2022. Please email JCHPChair@gmail.com to register your interest. 

Vaccine Clinic 2021: Usually occurs in March. Annual clinic for wellness check, vaccinations, fecal egg count, Coggins, and dewormer available at a discount for 4-H horses in preparation for the May Show and Fair. More details to come. 

Spring Open Show: Usually in May. More details to come.

Jefferson County Fair: July 7-11, 2021

To-Do at Home

Explore raising and showing horses while developing life skills here!

Horse Education – Horse Education Quizlet Lessons 

Educational Opportunities

Monday Night Lessons/Fun Night: an optional opportunity for members to meet at Fair Park with or without horses to learn and ride together. More details to follow!

4-H Drill Team: contact JCHPChair@gmail.com to register your interest!

Horse Education: is an optional additional meeting where members learn about horses and have the opportunity to compete against each other and potentially in the Horse Bowl contest. It may be restarting in 2021. In the meantime, members can practice and test their horse knowledge here:  Horse Education Quizlet Lessons

Ambassador

Mission statement : The Jefferson County Horse & Pony Ambassador program strives to provide an opportunity to practice advanced leadership skills related to mentoring other project youth and to
represent and promote the 4-H Horse program for public relations purposes at county and state events. 

Equine ambassador program details– watch for updates!

JCHP Equine Ambassador Application– watch for updates! 

Past Ambassadors:

Virginia Klecker (2019-2020)
Micah Yaeggi (2018-2019)
Kayla Donaldson (2017‐2018)
Melissa Melcher (2016‐2017)
Destiny Donaldson (2015-2016)
Natalie Ciciva (2014-2015)
Holly Graffin (2013-2014)
Amanda LePak (2012-2013)
Amanda French (2011-2012)
Caitlin Finger (2010-2011)
Morgan Endl (2009-2010)
Jason Kissner (2008‐2009)

JCHP Handbook & By-Laws

Forms

4H State Expo and Gymkhana Eligibility

NEW! JCHP Eligibility Card

Equipment Use Agreement

JCHP Expense Claim Form

JCHP Point Reimbursement Form

2021 Fair Horse Health Form

Horse ID Form

JCHP Scholarship Form (Scholarship Applications are due July 15, 2020 to Extension Office.) Watch for updated form!

Fundraisers

Point Reimbursement Form (stay tuned for further info on points)

Cheese Sale Form Due at the October Countywide Meeting
Cheese Spreads, Curds, Fudge Order Form Due at the October Countywide Meeting

Awards & Additional Resources


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