4-H Horse Events and Updates 2017

— Written By Whitney Collins

December 2 – 3 – Holiday Classic Open Horse Show (district fundraiser for our program)

December 4 – district horse scholarship requests due to me for individuals who participated in Southern Regionals and Nationals (showing and/or educational)

December 5 – District 4-H Horse Council meeting at Burlington Golden Corral at 7 p.m. – all are welcome!!

January 2 – Deadline to register for Youth horse bowl, hippology, judging clinic – registration is now OPEN and space is limited. Taking all experiences – Cloverbud to advanced.

January 2 – horse bowl questions due to EHH. Every county competing in the horse bowl contest must submit 40 questions in the correct format to Extension Horse Husbandry in order to be eligible to compete (more details to come from State soon).

January 13 – Youth Horse Judging, Horse Bowl, Hippology Training Clinic at NCSU

January 19 – North Central District 4-H Horse Bowl Contest entries postmarked (entry form coming soon)

January 20-21 – Tri State Leader’s Conference (our district will be offering some scholarship monies for this for our volunteers)

February 1 – 4-H Scholarship applications due to State 4-H office

February 2 – 4 – NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference in Durham

February 10 – North Central District 4-H Horse Bowl Contest in Guilford County

March 1 – Qualifying Show Declaration due to Horse Husbandry

March 3 – State 4-H Horse Bowl Contest and Hippology Contest

April 7-12 – National 4-H Conference in MD

April 14 – State 4-H Horse Judging Contest at Martin Community College, Williamston

April 21-22 – Holiday Classic Spring Open Horse Show (district fundraiser for our program)

May 1 – Online deadline for state 4-H horse artistic expressions & postmark deadline for creative writing entries

May 6 – West Qualifying 4-H Horse Show at WNC Ag Center in Fletcher

May 5-6 – East Qualifying 4-H Horse Show in Wiliamston

May 18-20 – South Qualifying 4-H Horse Show in Monroe

May 19-20 – North Qualifying 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh (again sharing the facility with the Wake County Youth Horse Show)
**Again you will be able to declare which qualifying show you would like to show at but you may only choose one and declaration is due by March 1st)

June 10-15 – NC 4-H Horsemanship Camp

June 22 – North Central District 4-H Activity Day in Vance County

July 4 – 8 – State 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh

July 21 – State 4-H Horse Presentation & Public Speaking Contest

August 1 – 5 – Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships in Perry, GA

October 11 – 21 – NC State Fair

November 3 – Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up – Louisville, KY

November 9 – State 4-H Horse Advisory Meeting

**The state plans to have some cloverbud opportunities at the State 4-H Hippology and Judging contests so please be on the lookout for that if you have interested cloverbuds!