Horse Project Kick-Off

  • ATTN : Polk Co 4H Horse YOUTH & ADULT Project Members

4H Horse Project Annual “Kick-off” Meeting

WHO:  All project members (Youth & Adult) should attend!

WHEN:  Monday March 5, 2018

WHERE:  Unity High school

Schedule:  6:00-6:25pm “check-in” & pickup 2018 project booklet

6:30pm Safety clinic (attending is required for youth members, there will be 1 other opportunity in April if not able to attend this one)**

6:45pm New Parent “orientation” Q & A (for those NEW to 4H horse project!)

7:35pm General Project Meeting (will introduce committee members & coordinators for the project, overview of the Horse Project Book, important dates & form requirements, volunteering & fund-raising opportunities & Q&A )

Meet- N- Greet the project clinic coordinators…  there will be tables/stations for parents to get more information about upcoming clinics for the year and specific information on the various disciplines ~ IE pleasure, gymkhana, jumping, trail, education team, horse camp, horseless horse & ranch versatility! The stations will also be “open” after the general meeting for anyone who did not get enough time either before or during the safety clinic.

Note – again this year we will NOT be accepting Horse camp applications at the kickoff meeting. This is a chance for all members to gather more information about horse project and learn more about camp. Applications will be available to pickup at the kickoff meeting AND it will be in the March clover connection AND online after March 6th!

ATTN :  Safety clinic requirement this year!**

Project members who have qualified 3 consecutive years will be exempt from a safety clinic. (age not a factor – just the 3 consecutive years of attending/qualifying). Project members who DO NOT meet the exemption MUST attend a safety clinic.

Polk Co 4H Horse Project FACEBOOK users!
Just a reminder! Another great way for all CURRENT enrolled project members & their parents to stay current on what’s going on in the project! You may request to join the project page by going to:

All requirements that are needed for the fair can be found in the ‘Main Horse Project Book’

WI – 4-H Horse Guidelines Handbook “link” –

There are guidelines that clinic coordinators must follow.  These guidelines can be found on ‘Clinic Coordinator Guidelines’

There are many important dates that a Horse project member must remember. We recommend printing off the document and placing it where you will look at it every day. ‘Horse Project IMPORTANT Dates’

‘Polk Co Horse Project Agreement and Declaration Form’


Attention 4-H Explorers who are interested in the Horse project!

     Reminder!!!! – Please make sure you DO SELECT Horse Project in the project section on 4-H Online!


Be sure to list an email address for contact info. This will be the only way you will be sure to be included in all project-wide email communications!!!


Are you a Facebook user AND a Polk County 4-H Horse Project participant? This is another great way for all CURRENT and NEW project members and parents to stay current on what’s going on in the project. You may request to join the project page by going to:  


Email Contact Information for our clinic coordinators:

Pleasure – Kathy Juvrud

Gymkhana- Kim Meador

Hunter/jumper – Pam Pearce

Trail – Pete Fehlen

Horse Ed Team (aka- horse bowl practice) Angie Denotter

ABC Clinic – Karin

Horse camp/ counselor trainings -Kathie Hite  OR Karin Sandberg

Western Heritage/Ranch type clinics – Jodi Bergstrom

ANY questions about the Calendar/ project requirements/ declaration form/ Contact Shauna Fehlen

Updated 1/23/18   
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