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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
Nov Meeting Minutes                                Oct Meeting Minutes
Please review posted minutes prior to the monlthly program meeting!
Next program meeting will be 7pm, Dec 18, 2014, at the Covington Library
Youth Council meeting cancelled as of 12-15-14
Web Site Updates
As of 12-16-14
  • Mounted Mischief Judging results posted; Evergreen Equestrians Judging flyer posted
  • November program meeting minutes posted; Youth Council meeting postponed
As of 12-4-14
  • "Holiday at the Farm" has been postponed from Sat Dec 13 to Sat Jan 17
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.

Save the date for something new!

On January 24th, the horse program will be offering a "Medals only" show for the first time with classes in Showmanship, Hunt Seat, Stock Seat, Saddle Seat, Reinsmanship, and Trail MEDALS.  This will provide an opportunity to get a jump start on the spring competition season by attempting a Medal or Supreme point - also a chance to practice riding a pattern for a judge prior to the first WAHSET meets. 

Flyer coming soon!
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. 
Mounted Mischief
Judging Contest Results

Congrats to all who competed in the first judging contest of the year and can check off a requirement to exhibit at King County Fair 2015.

Special congrats to our age level high scores and reserves:
Senior: Johannah VanVleet (MMisc),
Caitlyn McFarland (MMisc)
Intermediate: Hannah Gramann (MMisc),
Shea Bray (Vashon RR)
Junior: Bailey Chrstensen (MMisc),
Sylvia Bran (Vashon RR)
Holiday at the Farm

Come join your King County 4-H family in providing a holiday experience for some folks whose holidays could use some brightening.
  **date change as of 12-4-14**
Saturday, Jan 17, 11am-3pm
at CJ's Stables in Enumclaw

Please read the flyer and contact organizers if you can help in any of the specified areas.

Evergreen Equestrians
Judging Contest
Another opportunity to satisfy your judging contest requirement!
Saturday, January 10, 2015
at Seattle Polo Fields - in Enumclaw :)
Above, Fall City Flames 4-H members pose with Santa at Misty Morning Ranch for their annual Christmas at the Ranch fundraiser. They raised nearly $1,400 to help a local family in need.