Sunday, April 13, 2014

4-H Horsemanship Camp

The 2014 4-H Horsemanship Camp will be held on June 15-21, 2014 at Millstone 4-H Center. This rustic camp is located in Richmond County near Ellerbe.

.Improve your horsemanship skills while having fun with other 4-H'ers. Advanced riders can learn new and better horsemanship skills and showing techniques. A highly qualified camp staff will introduce the beginning rider to the basics of horsemanship.  Special features of the camp include educational lectures, riding lessons, trail rides and training demonstrations in addition to traditional camp activities.

Attendance is open to youth 9 to 19 years of age who have access to an acceptable horse. Each camper will be solely responsible for the care and feeding of his/her mount. Each camper must have a physical examination within one year before camp and be deemed able to complete the camp activities. No horseless campers will be accepted. Camper spaces are limited and will be divided equally between Huntseat and Western riding styles. These slots will be filled on a first-come basis depending on the camper's and horse's eligibility.

If accepted, campers must complete the horse health record with their veterinarian's assistance. This form, located in the camper's manual, states that the horse is free of disease and is in good health. Horses are required to have had a negative Coggins test for E.I.A. (Swamp Fever) dated April 1, 2014 or later. No exceptions will be made!   Horses not fitting the riding program criteria or exhibiting lameness or behavior problems will be sent home.

For more information - or for an application - contact us at 336-318-6000.

District Activity Day in pictures

Randolph County 4-H had a great day at District Activity Day held in Surry County at Stokes High School. We had the following youth participate: Shenan, Curtis and Jesse Osborne, Evan Gunter, Kaeli Chapman, Kaley Allred, Hayden Thomas, Harley Miller and Raven Austin. The Asheboro High School Somethin Different Steppers also participated in 4-H Entertains!

The pictures help tell our story!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

4-H Horse Dates

Here are a few dates for upcoming 4-H Horse Programs

April 26, 2014    
State 4-H and FFA Horse Judging Contest
James B. Hunt Horse Complex
Raleigh, NC

June 15 - 21, 2014    
Horse Camp
Millstone 4-H Camp
 Ellerbee, NC

July 9 - 13, 2014   
State 4-H Horse Show
James B. Hunt Horse Complex
Raleigh, NC

July 30 - Aug. 3, 2014
Southern Region 4-H Horse Show
James B. Hunt Horse Complex
Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Food Animal Day at NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Would you like to learn more about the Vet Med? 

You are invited to this one day event to educate children, ages 8-14, about a few aspects of food animal medicine.  Attendees will rotate through 5 stations (small ruminant physical examination; milking equipment and proper milking procedures; fistulated steer and rumen fluid analysis; anatomy lab; and low stress cattle handling) throughout the day with a parent session at the end about the path to becoming a veterinarian.

The NC Cattlemen's association has graciously sponsored "Food Animal Day" this year which allows for free registration and also free lunch to attendees! 

Parents should register their children online to attend Food Animal Day by clicking the link below. (Registration is open on a 1st come, 1st serve basis up to 50 children).  A conformation email will be sent to the parents after submitting the registration form.  Since this does include some hands-on animal contact, I will be sending out a liability waiver form at a later time to those that have registered.

Click on this link!

If you have additional questions regarding this information please contact Ashley Myers at aemyers2@ncsu.edu.

Monday, February 24, 2014

North Central District Teen Retreat

Hello Randolph County 4-H Members - are you 13 or older - you are invited to TEEN RETREAT to be held: March 22 - 23, 2014 at Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Camping Center, Reidsville, NC.

Cost to participate is $35 dollars. The United Way Budget will pay the remaining $40 dollars for each 4-H member that would like to participate.

Call us at 318-6000 to let us know if you would like to join us at TEEN RETREAT!

Teen Retreat Tentative Schedule
Betsy-Jeff Penn
9:30 – 10:00  - Registration Rec Hall  
10:00 -10:30 – Introduction, Business Meeting, Introduce Officer Candidates 
10:45 – 11:45 – Workshop 1
12:00 – 12:45 – Lunch
1:00 -2:00 – Workshop 2
2:15-3:15 Recreation Climbing Wall, Canoeing, Scavenger Hunt
3:30 -4:30 – Workshop 3
4:30 -5:15  –Prepare for Skits/Free Time
5:15-6:00 Skits
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 7:45 “ Betsy-Jeff Penn Celebration- Cooperative Extension Celebration”
8:00 – 10:00 Dance
10:00 – Vespers/Camp Fire
10:30 - Cabins
11:00 – Lights Out

7:45 Flag Ceremony
8:00 – 8:45 Breakfast (Bring Ballots)
9:00 – 10:00  Workshop  4
10:15-11:00 – Closing Business Meeting – Spirit Stick, Election Results
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