2019 Fall Horse Banquet

The Licking County 4-H Horse and Pony Council will be hosting the annual Fall Banquet on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The banquet will begin at 4:00pm at The Grove by the River in Newark. The event will include refreshments, club introductions, Ohio State Fair and 4-H year recognition, and recognition of the Beeson Award and Scholarship recipients. Please RSVP to Laura Tyler at cmteamlt@gmail.com or 614.619.2900.

Final Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics Training!

The final Licking County Quality Assurance Training and Horse Safety & Ethics Program will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Licking Valley High School. The program will begin at 6:30pm. If you have not completed your Quality Assurance Training Requirement, this will be your last option to do so in Licking County. There are additional options outside of Licking County that meet the June 1st deadline. If you are not able to come to the May 23rd Quality Assurance, please call our office at 740-670-5315 for out of county options.

Guidelines and a listing of the projects that require completion of a Quality Assurance Training can be found here.

Members taking a horse project for the first year must attend a Horse Safety & Ethics program to be eligible to show. The May 23rd Horse Safety & Ethics program listed above is the final option that meets those requirements for 2019.

If your child is no longer taking a livestock or horse project, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have the project(s) removed from the member’s enrollment.

If you need to have your picture taken for the Hartford Fair Photo IDs, representatives from the fair will be taking photos from 5:00-6:30pm. They will be starting earlier than normal in order to ensure they are able to get everyone’s picture taken before the program starts. Please come early enough to get your picture taken before the program starts.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THOSE WHO DON’T COMPLETE THE QUALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS BY JUNE 1 EACH YEAR.

Shelby County Youth Horse Clinic

Shelby County Extension will be hosting a two-day educational clinic for youth horse exhibitors and their families. Workshops offered will include You and Your Horse, Qualifying at PAS, Showmanship, Groom & Clean, Trail-in-Hand, Pasture Management, Attire and Tack, Equine Health, Emergency Management for Horses and Others and more.

Location: Shelby County Fairgrounds. 655 S. Highland Ave. Sidney, OH 45365. Camping Sites and Stall Spaces Available.

NEW FORMAT THIS YEAR!! Improved upon from last year.

Visit go.osu.edu/shelbyhorses for registration forms.

Questions? Contact Shelby County Extension at 937-498-7239.

Updated Horse Permission Form and Code of Conduct

We neglected to include the code of conduct to the link for the Horse Permission Form and Code of Conduct. It has been fixed and can be found here. Both forms are due to the extension office by April 1, 2019. All members taking horse projects, including Horseless Horse (#173), and their guardians are required to sign and return these forms. Cloverbuds in horse clubs are not required to submit these forms.

Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs Start This Week!

The first of several Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics training opportunities will begin this week. If your youth are planning to enroll in a livestock project or a horse project, please make plans to attend one of these sessions. A full list of guidelines and dates can be found here.

Members enrolled in the following projects MUST attend a Quality Assurance Training prior to June 1, 2019 to be eligible to show at the Hartford and Ohio State Fairs.

BEEF: Market Steer, Market Heifer, Beef Breeding, Beef Feeder Calf, Dairy Market Steers, Steer Pool

DAIRY: Dairy Cows, Dairy Heifers

GOATS: Angora Goats, Pygmy Goats, Dairy Goats, Market Goats, Pack Goats

POULTRY: Meat Poultry, Breeding Poultry, Fancy Poultry

RABBITS: Breeding Rabbits, Market Rabbits (encouraged for Pet Rabbit Projects)

SHEEP: Market Lamb, Breeding Sheep

SWINE: Market Hog

 

Members taking an EQUINE project for the first time in 2019 must attend a Horse Safety & Ethics Training. A parent is required to attend with the member.

 

Licking County 4-H/FFA Sessions will be held as follows…

March 13th (Wednesday) – OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall (6:30 p.m.)

April 9th (Tuesday) – Northridge High School (6:30 p.m.)

April 25th (Thursday) – Johnstown High School (6:30 p.m.)

May 6th (Monday) – Utica High School (6:30 p.m.)

May 11th (Saturday) – OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall (6:30 p.m.)

May 23rd (Thursday) – Licking Valley High School (6:30 p.m.)

 

Additional Licking County Opportunities…

April (TBA) (Saturday) – Rabbit & Poultry QA – Location TBA – (following Rabbit & Poultry Fun Show)

 

Other Approved Activities and Training Programs…

Knox County Quality Assurance Training Programs (Contact #740.397.0401 for program details) March 7 (East Knox H.S.) / April 4 (Centerburg H.S.) / April 15 (Fredericktown H.S.) / May 9 (Mt. Vernon H.S.) / May 16 (Danville H.S.) – all programs take place 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Delaware County Quality Assurance Training Program (Contact #740.833.2030 for program details) April 11 (6:30 p.m. Big Walnut H.S.) / April 14 – Rabbit Focus (2p.m. Merchant Bldg. Delaware Fairgrounds) / May 5 – Poultry Focus (2 p.m. Merchant Bldg. Delaware Fairgrounds) / May 8 (6:30p.m. Buckeye Valley H. S.) / June 1 – Sheep & Goat Focus (10 a.m. Pig /Lamb Barn Delaware Fairgrounds)

*Please Note: Delaware is also offering session on June 8 – this one does NOT meet Hartford QA deadline of June 1st.

 

Ohio Beef Expo – Beef Quality Assurance Training – March 15 (Friday) – Ohio Expo Center

Showring Excellence Seminar – April 13 (Saturday 9am – 4pm) – Hartford Fairgrounds

 

2019 Quality Assurance Dates and Guidelines

Youth taking livestock projects to the Hartford Fair are required to attend one Quality Assurance (QA) training each year and all members who are taking a horse project for the first time are required to attend one Horse Safety & Ethics (HS&E) training in 2019. The list of guidelines for who is required to take a QA or HS&E and scheduled training dates can be found here. All QA and HS&E trainings must be complete by June 1, 2019 to be eligible to show at the Hartford Fair. A list of training dates for the county and other events can be found on the guidelines. Several state and other county QA trainings will also qualify, however, any training held after June 1 will not count toward Licking County 4-H and Hartford Fair eligibility.

Horsebowl Teams Forming Now!

There will be an introductory meeting and evaluation of teams on February 5th at 6:00pm at the OSU Extension Office at 771 E. Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055.  Practices will be held every Tuesday from that point on until the competition.

Horsebowl is a state-wide competition over horse-related questions. The all-day contest will take place on March 30th on The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus. More information can be found here on the state 4-H website.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining please email Lisa Kuhn at lakuhn2010@gmail.com