Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Horse Jamboree Practice starting in January

Tentative dates and times for Horse Jamboree Practice meetings:
January 11 6pm-8pm Farm Bureau Building
January 18 6pm-8pm Howard County Extension Office
January 25 6pm-8pm Howard County Extension Office
February 1 6pm-8pm Howard County Extension Office
February 8 6pm-8pm Farm Bureau Building
February 15 6pm-8pm Howard County Extension Office
February 22 6pm-8pm Howard County Extension Office
March 1 6pm-8pm Howard County Extension Office
March 8 6pm-8pm Farm Bureau Building
March 15 6pm-8pm Howard County Extension Office
March 22 6pm-8pm Howard County Extension Office
March 27th and 28th Iowa Horse Jamboree in Ames Iowa

See you all on January 11th at 6PM!!
Happy Holidays!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Horse Jamboree

Many of you have asked when the Jamboree will be scheduled - as of yet we do not have a date however it will likely be held in late March or early April. More to follow on that!
the jamboree consists of many events - Hippology, quiz bowl, speech, presentations, posters, photographs, and others

We will start our preparation at least 2 months prior to the date set for the jamboree so tentatively Mid to late January

remember to invite your 4H friends to this - even if they don't want to compete - it is still a great place to learn more about horses!!

Horse Judging Results 2009

WOW!! and WOW!! again
I am so proud of all of the participants at the horse judging competition!!
You all acted very professional, were confident and did AWESOME!!
so lets note some big accomplishments!!
Junior Team
1st place reasons
2nd place placings
1st place OVERALL
Junior Individuals
Kate Grover:
1st place reasons- 6th place placings- 2nd place overall
Emi Frohn: 2nd place reasons - 7th place placings - 3rd place overall
Abbi Kennon: 4th place reasons - 4th place placings - 5th place overall
Jordan Grube: 6th place reasons - 13th place placings - 10th place overall
Shianne Throndson: 10th place reasons - 12th place placings - 11th place overall
Natalie Knoboch: 8th place reasons - 18th place placings - 12th place overall
Skye Meineke: 3rd place questions - 8th place placings
Senior Team
5th place reasons
4th place placings
5th place overall
Senior Individuals
Courtney Reinhart: 19th place reasons - 4th place placings - 14th place overall
Andie Vsetecka: 15th place reasons - 16th place placings - 15th place overall
Stephanie Reicks: 18th place reasons - 13th place placings - 16th place overall
Lindsey Anderson: 20th place reasons - 19th place placings - 19th place overall

just an FYI to all senior team members - one member mismarked her card in trail or the senior team would have ended up 2nd in placings and 4th overall!!! - a good learning experience - double check your cards before you turn them in!
You all did an amazing job - remember we are all still new at this competition and are continuing to learn as we go...

congratulations on a really good showing for everyone!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 28th horse judging practice

LAST MEETING before the competition!!

Please bring your binders and a notebook to practice taking notes on the horse judging classes

We will be practicing a number of classes for placements and oral reasons
We will also be going over instructions for the contest
what to bring
what to wear

see you all Monday!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Horse judging meeting September 21 at the extension office from 5:30PM-7:00PM

  1. Review English Equitation and English Pleasure (Hunt Seat Pleasure)
  2. Review transition words to use in oral reasons
  3. Practice giving oral reasons with different transition words
  4. Review halter

websites for transition words..

Thank you to Stephanie Reicks for geting this list together!! please have a look at some of these words to use in your oral reasons

Friday, September 4, 2009

Monday September 7th

We will be reviewing western horsemanship and reviewing your reasons, then starting on showmanship
see you at the extension office at 5:30PM-7PM

Friday, July 31, 2009

Horse Judging is BACK!!

The Horse Judging competition will be held on Saturday October 3rd at Jester Park this year.
In preparation we will be holding weekly meetings starting

Monday August 17 at 6:30 PM at the Extension office.

Returning members please bring your binders and materials
New members please bring a 1 1/2 inch white 3 ring binder to put materials in

Looking forward to seeing some old and new faces! tell your friends how much fun we had!

See you Monday August 17th!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Howard County Fair

Monday - Fill and decorate stalls staring at 6PM until finished
-Horse poster for your stall: include your name, age or grade, 4H club, horses name you can also include pictures of yourself and/or your horse on the poster
Tuesday - Check in ALL horses to be shown at the fair with the Vet during check in time
Wednesday - Horse show STARTS at 11AM plan to arrive early to prepare
Saturday - Horse Show STARTS at 1230 plan to arrive early to prepare
Sunday - Livestock ribbon auction - horses are at the end of the auction.
-You must clean out your stall prior to leaving grounds
-horses are released AFTER the ribbon auction

I am looking forward to a GREAT fair this year I am so proud of all of you for the hard work you have done even through some not very nice weather at workouts!!

Lets have a great fun time next week!!!

any questions please call me: Darlene Vsetecka or Travis Grover

Friday, June 12, 2009

Last work out before fair

Wednesday June 17
Last workout before fair
Cresco saddle club arena 5pm drill team, 6pm all 4h'rs

Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday.
Dont forget english tack if you want to practice!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 27 Horse Workout Postponed to Friday Night at the Travis Grover Farm.

Due to rain the horse workouts have been cancelled again for Wednesday, May 27, 2009. We will plan to make this one up on Friday, May 29. The Horse Drill Team will meet from 5:00-6:00 PM and the workout will be from 6:00 PM until dark.

We are looking for volunteers for FOOD on Friday. Something simple that requires no electricity would be super! We will need a food item, drink, cups, plates, napkins. Call Vanette to volunteer. 641-330-5003.

Directions to Grover's (19402 25th Street, Cresco) **Please plan to park at the white house on the south side of the road so there is enough room for all trailers. We will walk horses across the road to the pen.

From Lime Springs and West of Lime Springs: Head east out of Lime Springs on blacktop that goes past the swimming pool (known as 45th Street or A23). Go east four miles to Saint Avenue. Turn left or north and go 2 miles on Saint to 25th Street (gravel). Turn right or east on 25th Street to top of the hill. Our home is on the right (south) side of the road. The round pen is on the north side of road behind cattle.

From Cresco and South of Cresco: Head north out of Cresco on V 58. This blacktop will curve to the west (left) five miles out of town and the street name will change to A 23. Proceed west and the blacktop will curve north (right) and west again (left). Proceed to Timber Avenue. Turn right or north on Timber and go 2 miles to 25th Street. Turn left or west on 25th Street for ¾ of a mile. Our home is on the left (south) side of the road. The round pen is on north side of road behind cattle.

Location change for Friday May 29th

the location of the workout this friday May 29th will be at
Travis and Vanette Grovers Farm
same time -
5pm for drill team
6pm for everyone

Please contact either travis or Vanette if you need directions

see you friday!

Re-scheduled horse work out for Wednesday 5/27

Due to Rain AGAIN!!!
tonights work out is cancelled - Wednesday May 27

Please come to the Cresco Saddle Club Arena on FRIDAY May 29.
5:00 PM for Drill team
6:00 PM for Everyone

Dont forget your helmets!!
see you there
Travis and Darlene

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

4H horse clinic/show

Wednesday May 20th
4H show/clinic
Dress code: long sleeve collared shirt, jeans, boots, helmet for riding classes and hat for showmanship
Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Hunt seat Equitation, English Pleasure, Egg and Spoon, Barrels

Fees: $10/4H member and $20/non 4H member
all proceeds will go to paying judge and the new fence project at the arena

Monday, April 20, 2009

Work-out Wednesdays

The following dates we will be holding workouts (weather permitting) at the Cresco Saddle Club Arena 6pm -8pm
May 6th
May 13
May 20th - Judged Show starting at 4PM
May 27th
June 3rd
June 10th
June 17th

Horse Jamboree

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Horse Jamboree March 28th and 29th

The Howard County teams and individuals did very well!! We learned a lot and plan to come back next year! Thanks to all of you for adjusting your schedules and teams so we could all participate.

Congrats go out to
All Hippology teams and individuals
Quiz Bowl teams - Jr team made it through a few rounds to get 6th place,
Emi finished 5th overall for Jr participants - WOW
The Sr team answered a few questions right and learned its ok to actually press the buzzer when you know the answer!
Poster results -
Natalie took home the Jr Champion award
Emi, Skye and Andie all got blue ribbons
Demonstration and public speaking results:
Kate took home Jr Champion for her individual presentation
Maddi recieved Reserve champion for her individual presentation
Andie recieved Reserve Champion for her speech
Cassie received a blue ribbon for her speech

Way to go Howard County!!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

March 26 Meeting at Farm Bureau building (back door)

I am looking forward to our last meeting before the Jamboree this weekend!!
Please bring your posters, speeches, and demonstrations as we will review them as a group and give you a chance to practice and demonstrate them to the group.
We will also be having a brief review and I have a few more handouts for last minute cramming!!

see you Thursday March 26 at 6:30

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March 10 meeting

please bring at least an outline of the poster, speech, and or demonstration that you will be bringing to the Horse Jamboree

the next 2 meetings will be focused on the quiz bowl and the individual entries listed above
Also note there is a new web link for horse judging information from Texas A&M

see you on the 10th!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Horse Meeting CANCELLED 2/26/09

Due to the boys bassketball game, this meeting is cancelled. Please review some of links on the website.
Also NEXT meeting 3/10/09 - have a draft of your poster/speech/demonstration ready for me to review. I would like EACH of you to complete at least one thing from that list.

Please call me if you have any questions


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Horse meeting dates

Tuesday March 10 6:30PM-8:00PM
Howard County Extension Office

Thursday March 26 6:30PM-8:00PM

Horse Jamboree March 28 & 29
Iowa State University Ames

Horse Jamboree Information

Horse Jamboree Review(March 28 & 29)
Quiz Bowl
Public Speaking
Creative Writing
Horse Clothes, accessories