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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 11-14-2014                    Published 10-22-2014

News and Upcoming Events
King County 4-H Horse Program Meeting
Oct Meeting Minutes                           Sept Meeting Minutes
Please review posted minutes prior to November meeting!
Next program meeting will be 7pm, Nov 20, 2014, at Green River Saddle Club
Web Site Updates
As of 11-17-14 - dates for 2015 Camp-out added
As of 11-17-14
  • FINAL 2014 medals reports for Showmanship, Performance, Gaming and Supreme awards posted - members, please check your status and contact Medals chairs with any questions.
  • Program meeting minutes for Sept and Oct posted.
  • Calendar page updated; numerous events added.
  • Flyer for Mounted Mischief Dec 7 judging added.

Important Upcoming Dates:
Dec 7 - Mounted Mischief Judging Contest at Pond-a-Luce Stables **new as of 11-17-14**

Dec 13 - Christmas at the Farm at CJ's Stable

Dec 18 - Horse Program Monthly Meeting
Huge congratulations to King County 4-H member Tessa Pariseau who placed 8th overall in the 2014 Equine Judging contest at the Eastern National 4-H Round-up in Louisville, Kentucky!  Tessa was part of the Washington state team that placed 9th in the team competition.
Congratulations to our 2014 Horse Program
Volunteer of the Year

Kim Odstrcil

Kim has served the King County 4-H Horse Program in many ways: as Golden Horseshoes club leader for many years, Gaming Committee Chair, 2014 Working Rancher Chair, 2014 Camp-out Chair, tireless volunteer during gaming shows and the gaming section of fair, and as the state fair coordinator and section co-ordinator on multiple occasions.  Kim is also mom to KC 4-H alumnus Troy Odstrcil and current senior Ryan Odstrcil.  We appreciate Kim for her positive attitude and for always reminding us that 4-H is about being safe, having fun, and most importantly, that it's about the kids!

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."
- attributed to Elizabeth Andrew
We are excited to welcome some new faces to our Executive Board and to our volunteer ranks. 

Incoming Co-presidents - Wendy and John Mutton

Incoming Treasurer - Hillary Foster

Driving and In-hand Chair - Michelle Gross

Thank you Wendy, John, and Hillary for stepping up to the plate to fill important Board positions, and thank you Michelle for the energy, excitement, and new ideas you bring to the driving and in-hand disciplines!  Thanks also to Jeff and Kim Floyd for stepping into the Over Fences chair position.