Marinette County 4-H Horse Project

Marinette County 4-H Horse Project Constitution Revised Feb., 2017.  Word document.
Marinette County 4-H Horse Project Constitution Revised Feb., 2017.  Pdf document.


Horse Project Forms
Checklist for Showing at the Fair (Due July 1)
Sponsorship Form (Due August 1)


Horse Project News

4-H Horse Project Meeting
Monday, August 7, at 6:30 at the Fairgrounds      

Fairgrounds open at 5 PM for those who would like to ride

It’s almost Fair time plus we have open shows coming up!

On the agenda:

  • Open Pleasure and Speed Shows-volunteers needed
  • Stall assignments
  • Choices for Fun Day games
  • T shirts
  • Drill Team practices after the meeting

We had a great turnout for our fence repair/staining workday Saturday; just a bit more needs to be done.

Parents and siblings wear your paint clothes to the meeting and we can finish off the last few sections while the riders work in the ring.

4-H Horse Project Work Day
Saturday, July 29, at 8 AM, at the Fairgrounds

Bring wire brushes, scrapers, roller pans, rollers, brushes and be ready to work on re-staining the arena fence. 

Some supplies will be available but bring what you have.

Can’t come for the whole day? Come for a couple hours-this job will go quickly if we have lots of hands!

 Rain date: Sunday, July 30, 8 AM 

June Horse Project Happenings (as of June 13, 2017)

Sunday was our Horsemanship Clinic with TJ Clibborn. Thirteen 4-H-ers and two adults participated – right up until the storm intervened!  Thanks to everyone who helped make this a success!

A basket of clovers goes to those who came to help sort ribbons and tidy up trophies yesterday. Unfortunately, we were not able to gain access to the storage area in the Baby Animal Barn, so that task will have to wait for another day and location. Stay tuned.

STRESS!  Who needs it?  So how about making sure all your forms are ready to be turned in to the Extension office NOW?  July 1st is a Saturday, so you need to have all your info turned in by Friday, June 30th.  Please check your packets and complete everything now.  Here is a reminder of what you need to have:

  • Copy of Coggins (original must be shown when you arrive at the Fair)
  • Proof of vaccinations (your vet bill or your store receipt)
  • Premises ID: go to this site to register or renew
  • Project Animal(s) Sign-Up Sheet
  • Certificate of Off the Premises Activity Participation
  • Fair Entry Horse Show Sign-Up Sheet
  • Sponsorship Form(s)

All you need is one sponsorship completed by July 1st, but we hope you will go out and get lots more sponsors. The final deadline for turning those in is August 1st.  Make sure to send your thank you notes right away!

Reminder: Our July project meeting is the second Monday, July 10, due to the July 4th weekend.

Questions?  Call your Adult Advisors:

Jeanie Goodwin @ 715-938-2342 or Kevin Kotecki @ 715-938-4868

AS OF APRIL 24, 2017:

Heads Up! Good news!

Our next Project meeting is Monday, May 1, at 6:30 at the Grover Town Hall.

Good news for your horses at the fair! More exercise times will be available this year.  If in the past you hesitated to bring your horse because the prolonged stall time is too stressful, it will be different this year.  Give it a try!

Good news for the June 11th clinic with TJ Clibborn: the 4-H leaders’ Association has pledged to subsidize $50 of the $75 fee per horse.  We will also consider having the Project chip in the remaining amount; we will discuss this at our meeting.

Good news for those of you who have not been attending meetings; we still have four regular meetings left before the fair, and you need to have attended four in order to show at the fair. This is your chance to get on track. Our meetings have been brief, to the point, and fun with the educational activities. Join us!

Good news about the all the forms you will need to be eligible for showing at the Fair. First, these will all now be due at the same time: July 1. At the May meeting we will hand out packets of these forms. If you have to miss this meeting, there will be packets available at the 4-H Extension office. We will also try to have them available for you online.

Good news! Our first clinic, Ground Manners and Showmanship with Libby Abel, is just around the corner on May 7 from 12-3 PM. The fairgrounds will be open at 10:30 to allow plenty of time to unload and get ready.  Extra show halters and leads will also be available. This clinic is free to all members.

Good news for those interested in Drill Team! Laura Seymour will be the adult advisor for this year’s Drill Team.  She is excited to meet with those members who, with their horses, have the necessary skills to develop and carry out a great presentation safely.


We have some great events coming up!

May 7th Ground manners and Showmanship clinic with 4-H alumna Libby Abel   

All horses can improve their ground manners, which makes working with them safer and more fun. If you have seen Libby in a showmanship class you know how good showmanship can be! Times and location will be announced in April.

Cost: Free to you as members!

June 11th All day Horsemanship Clinic (Western and English) with TJ Clibborn

This horseman has done it all – training, riding (Western, English, show jumping, racing) as well as being highly successful in the Mustang Challenge. Up to ten horses/riders may enroll, but everyone can come to watch and learn.

Sign up deadline for June clinic: April 3rd.  After that we will open the enrollment to other riders outside of our project.  This clinic will help riders of every level from beginner to advanced.

Cost: the fee is $75 per horse/rider, but we are working on bringing that cost way down for project members. Questions – come to the April meeting and/or call Jeanie Goodwin at 715-938-2342.

Remind 101 is up and running!

This communication system works by texting.  To sign up:

Text 81010 as the address on your phone

For the message, type in: @marinettec

Then you will add some additional information and the message will be sent to our Vice President and 101 administrator, Kennedy Chmela. She will then OK your entry and we will be good to go.


The feedback is that these are good reminders, and still work well on refrigerators! We’ll keep them coming as well.