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Are you interested in joining a King County 4-H Horse Club?  
Check out our Club page to find contact info for clubs in your area or with your interests!

The King County 4-H horse program is part of the King County 4-H Association which includes a variety of clubs in different program areas.  To find out  information about clubs in other projects or starting a new club, please contact our Extension Educator Nancy Baskett 
Email: nbaskett@wsu.edu            Phone: (253) 224-2884 

King County 4-H Association Newsletter
Published June 2015

News and Upcoming Events
Web Site Updates  As of 7-28-15
  • State teams updated through 7-28 4pm
  • Performance and Showmanship Medals reports updated through KCF
  • Perf Series final standings posted
  • State Teams meeting on August 3

Congratulations to the 2015 club of the year: Evergreen Equestrians

Led by LeeAnn Dunham, the Evergreen Equestrians have helped to grow the horse program by welcoming all who wish to join.  They hosted two judging contests and worked with the Classic Riders to provide a performance show and a gaming show.  They also provided concession support at all the program shows. 
Congratulations to the 2015 recipients of the Isabelle Moe scholarship!
Johannah Lindsay
Tessa Pariseau
Isabelle Moe was an all-around horsewoman and long time 4-H volunteer.  In 2007, she was inducted into the Washington state 4-H Hall of Fame - click here to read a little bit about this amazing woman.  When Isabelle died in 2010 at the age of 90, a horse program scholarship was established in her honor.    
From vet check through the final barrel runs, the 4-H Horse Program stirred up some fun - and some dust - at the 2015 edition of the King County Fair!
Click on any thumbnail to start a slideshow.  Photo credits to Carlene Haley and Michelle Gross.
2015 Supreme Awards
awarded 7-18-15
Congratualtions to the pictured 4-Hers for the sustained high level of performance that the Supreme award represents!

Hailey Stenslie - Stock Seat & Hunt Seat
Presley Dunham - Stock Seat
Johannah Lindsay - Showmanship
Kelly Schwisow - Showmanship (not pictured)
Supreme Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in each 4-H discipline.  It typically takes years in the Medals program to reach Supreme level and earn a Supreme award.
2015 State Teams
Judging and Groom Squad
Performance, Gaming, Driving, Dressage
updated 7-28-15 4:00pm
MANDATORY State Teams meeting 
Monday, Aug 3
WTBOA Pavilion at Emerald Downs 
(same place as Tack Sale)  
First timers at State - 6:30pm
Returning to State-7:00pm
Contact Sheilla Hagedorn with questions
McKenzie Kendall 
Fall City Flames
for being selected as the 2015 recipient of the
 Millie Rude 
Sportsmanship Award

McKenzie is recognized for providing leadership in her club and in the horse program and for being an outstanding role model and support for younger members.
We will miss our graduatuating Seniors!
You leave the horse program with lots of boots to fill!
Pictured below from left: 
Johannah Lindsay, McKenzie Kendall, Caitlyn Dafler, Cody Hagedorn, Ryan Odstrcil, Beth Hurrell, Abby Binns, Amanda Stenslie, and Hailey Stenslie.  
Not pictured but also to be missed: Cassidy Zirko, Kelly Schwisow, Tessa Pariseau
Congratulations to our 2015 Horse Program 
Volunteer of the Year Michelle Newberg
Michelle is an involved leader of the Golden Horseshoes club and for several years now has been a fixture as secretary of Gaming shows and the Gaming section of fair.  We know we can count on Michelle for detailed, accurate recordkeeping, quick responses to any needs that arise,  and a laser focus on doing what is best to provide a program in which kids can learn and grow while having good, safe fun.