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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
  • Fair Camperville form is on the County Fair tab added 5-25-16
  • Performance clinic opportunity flyer on calendar tab and HERE
  • Golden Horseshoes judging results on the Education tab added 4-25-16
  • Rodeo Flag Carrier Audition information posted to calendar tab added 5-9-16
  • Safety Check Lists on the Gaming and Performance tabs, other tabs coming soon! added 4-21-16
  • Leaders series show premiums posted to calendar and tabs updated 4-22-16


All members need a number for every horse they are showing in 4-H.
Leaders will request all numbers at the beginning of the year.
New numbers can be assigned to any new horses and members at any time.
Horse Certificates must be turned in before a rider can show a horse.
Contact Sheilla Hagedorn at ravenscraige@yahoo.com for new numbers
Number assignments will be assigned in the following order:
Novice                      Junior                        Intermediates                        Seniors
1-99                        100-199                         200-399                             400-599

Novice riders must also have their age division following their number.
Example for a Senior Novice 14-S

  • Your number will be your responsibility to provide for yourself shows do not provide it.
  • If you print it out use Ariel font in size 300 bold
  • If you pin your number to your pad you must have one on each side of your horse

Please remember when asking for a number, the following information is necessary for you to get your number:

  • Riders full name, not just a first name
  • Horses name, registered(if they have one) and "barn" name (Barn name is their everyday name not the name of their barn)
  • Age division, are they a Junior, Intermediate or Senior
  • Are they a Novice rider?
Requests for numbers can not be met unless all of this info is given


to log in your volunteer hours!
It's very important for all enrolled volunteers to log in their volunteer hours by clicking on the link to the left and entering when you have volunteered. It helps for our Extension office to be able to show how hard our volunteers work to create and maintain such a great program. If you need help just ask :)    The password is: password!
If you are a graduating senior, or the leader of a graduating senior you need to start creating your senior bio to be read during the awards ceremony at fair. 
Seniors can also be filling out their applications to the Isabel Moe Scholarship and getting them turned in. 
And Leaders start thinking about nominations for Millie Rude Sportsmanship award.  
Don't wait till the last minute!  
Contact Denise Harris for more info or to turn any of the above in. 
Show info:
  • -Stalls are available at the Expo Center and limited stall/paddocks at Green River Saddle club, but remember:
  • -You must bring your own bedding for the Expo Center stalls.
  • -You will be required to clean your own stall/paddock before you leave or you will not be able to use them in the future. 
  • -Every member entered in the show will be required to provide a representative and sign up for a volunteer job that day. There are lots of jobs, even some appropriate for a Senior there by themselves. 
  • -We will be posting a Sign Up Genius where you can sign up for the jobs ahead of time or you can wait till check in that morning and choose from what's left. 
  • -If you tie to your trailer you will need to clean up everything around your trailer. 
  • -We want to leave the grounds better than when we got there. 

4-H Bucks:
We are continuing a program we started at the Fall Fun Show. To pick up your ribbon after your class go to the ribbon table where you can look at your comments and either pick up your ribbon or trade it for a "4-H Buck". You can redeem your 4-H bucks at any King County 4-H Horse Program event, except the kitchen and fair fees. 

Series High Points
  • -Gaming will do top 10 for Junior, Intermediate, Senior age divisions in no particular order
  • -Performance will do top 5 for Novice, Junior, Intermediate, Senior age divisions in no particular order
  • -Green Horse and Driving will do top 3 in no particular order
  • -Dressage and Over fences will do top 3 in Junior, Intermediate and Senior in no particular order

You must participate in 2 leaders series shows to qualify.
For Gaming your high point from your top 2 shows will be used.
For all other divisions your Showmanship and top 2 classes from your top 2 shows will be used.
Very Important Show Series Info