Johnson County 4-H Horse Club
Do we offer Cloverbuds? No
Our Club Website: No
Are we accepting new members? Yes, currently
Club Description: The Johnson County 4-H Horse club is a community club with a primary focus on the horse project. We offer a lot of opportunities for members from 7 to 18, and you don’t have to own a horse to belong to our club. We have a number of members who are in the Horseless Horse project which means they can still learn all about horses, show in our shows with loaned or leased horses, and participate in quiz bowl and judging events. Our club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office in Olathe.
As a club, we try to have four 4-H horse shows a year and we put on a large Circuit show annually to raise funds for club activities and year-end awards. We provide educational experiences throughout the year; for example: showmanship clinics, racing clinics, attendance at American Royal events, Equifest in Wichita, the Nebraska Horse Fair, and visits to local horse farms. We also plan a lot of fun events like an annual sleep over, trail rides and we even have a drill team that practices in the summer and performs at the County Fair. Our members participate in several community service projects during the year and we encourage the older members to practice leadership skills by teaching younger members and becoming club committee leaders and officers.
Our members actively participate in County Club Days, horse quiz bowls, horse judging events, and 4-H camps, both as a group and individually.
Our club has an active group of members participating in dog training and showing. We offer classes during the winter/spring that concludes with a graduation show. The dog project and training sessions are open to all 4-H members, regardless of age and experience.
Many of our members participate in other 4-H projects such as photography, sheep, goats, swine, cattle, rabbits, poultry, sewing, crafts, woodworking, etc. We will assist you in finding the appropriate leaders in any area you wish to explore.
Our club welcomes new members. For more information contact one of our community leaders: Sheri McCracken (913)558-4037 or Greta Wakefield (913)558-3092.
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