Horse and Pony

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.

April Countywide Minutes
March Countywide Minutes
February Countywide Minutes
January Countywide Meeting 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

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

Scholarships

JCHP Scholarship Application – Due July 23, 2021


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