Horse Project members will learn horse behavior and terms, study the breeds and identify body parts, and saddle, groom, and
bridle your horse. Project members will also learn horse safety and horse selection.
Through the Horseless Horse Project, members do not need to have a horse. They will learn horse behavior, body parts, and other components of the project without a horse.
Ursula Yaeggi (920) 988-9610
Future meeting dates will be announced as restrictions for gathering are lifted.
JCHP Scholarship Applications – Due July 15, 2020 to Extension Office.
Committee Meetings- Committee Meetings are held every month on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Jefferson County Extension Office
Countywide Meetings- Countywide Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Fair Park at 7 pm (except the meetings in February, March, May, and June which start at 6:30 pm)
2019-20 Horse and Pony Committee
Adult Chairman – Ursula Yaeggi (920-988-9610) / Youth Chairman – Sarah Williams
Adult Vice Chair – Shannon Streich (608-219-2097) / Youth Vice Chair – Jadyn Splittgerber
Adult Secretary – Julie Hunstiger (262-391-4905) / Youth Secretary – Sydney Streich
Adult Treasurer -Lori Hogan (262-490-0025) / Youth Treasurer – Lydia Ciciva
Adult Reporter – Kari Barnes (414-510-9638) / Youth Reporter – Nina Barnes
Adult At Large – Pam Drewek (920-397-0087), Wendy Cooper (859-743-9380) / Youth At Large – Katie Thelen
Historian – Penny LePak (262-949-2856)
Horse and Pony Ambassador – Virginia Klecker
|October||Committee Meeting- October 10|
|Countywide Meeting- October 15|
|November||Horse & Pony Banquet- November 9th (Fair Park)|
|Committee Meeting- November 15|
|No Countywide Meeting|
|December||Committee Meeting- December 12|
|No Countywide Meeting|
|January||Committee Meeting- January 9|
|Countywide Meeting- January 21|
|Tack Sale- January 19|
|February||Committee Meeting- February 13|
|Countywide Meeting- February 18|
|March||Committee Meeting- March 12|
|Countywide Meeting- March 17 – at the Extension Office|
|April||Committee Meeting- April 9|
|Countywide Meeting- April 14|
Monday Night Lessons Begin- April 20
(Check Educational Opportunities Tab for Monday Night Lesson Schedule)
|May||Committee Meeting- May 14|
|Countywide Meeting- May 19|
|May Show- May 25|
|June||Committee Meeting- June 11|
|Countywide Meeting- June 16|
|July||Jefferson County Fair- July 8-12, 2020 – CANCELLED|
- Drill Team
- Point Card
- Monday Night Lessons
- Monday Night Lessons will start in spring of 2021!
- More information coming soon!
- Horse Education
- Horse Education is cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 4-H year.
- Horse Education is a great opportunity for younger members to learn about horses and to potentially compete in the Horse Bowl!
- Horseless Horse is designed to help allow kids who don’t have an animal of their own a chance to participate in the horse project with minimal financial obligation. They “share” an animal already going to the fair with another project member – no separate stall is required. Because these members tend to be very beginners and have limited responsibility and knowledge about handling the animal, they are restricted to showing only Horseless Horse Showmanship and Horseless Horse walk/trot riding classes and no trail or speed premium classes. Their “Buddy” is the experienced owner of the animal and is expected to be working with the Horseless Horse member throughout the year to teach them the basics on care, handling, showmanship, riding, safety, horse behavior and assist them with improving their ability to handle the animal safely and with confidence. Matching up the Buddy with the Horseless Horse member is sometimes a challenge, but often it tends to be someone within your own club or at a boarding stable that is nearby. The 4-H network tries to help match people.
- Horse project members are to be primarily responsible for the care of their animal project (no other 4-H members train or manage their animal). Within the horse project, family members can share an animal or you can “manage” an animal you lease or borrow from someone else (that sounds like you). When you are either a traditional or a “managerial” member, you are responsible financially and physically for the care, maintenance and development of the project animal. You are not restricted to any particular classes – your class entry is based on your abilities. You would reserve a stall for your animal at the fair. The purpose of the managerial option is to allow kids who can’t own their own animal the opportunity to experience what it would be like to own one – handling, regular exercise & training, daily care or being financially responsible for boarding, etc. The 4-H network doesn’t generally get involved with trying to find managerial animals for kids, however being involved in the project tends to bring those opportunities out in the open.
- Horseless Horse members- please follow this link to fill out survey to be matched with a buddy!
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.
Current Ambassador – 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)
Becky Ruehle (2007‐2008)
- Spring Open Show
- Open Show Bill
- JCHP Open Show Sponsorship
- Tack Sale
- Check back next year! (Takes place in January)
- Jefferson County 4-H Horse & Pony Vaccine Clinic 2020
- Awards/Banquet- 2019 Awards Banquet- November 9th at the Jefferson County Fair Park