REMINDER: Dusty Riders Equine Safety and Show Ready Clinic

Learn valuable and practical safety techniques to keep the member and horse safe at home and during shows. Review brush maintenance, proper grooming, bathing, and more. Live demonstrations on clipping for ranch and pleasure projects, saddle fitting, saddling and stirrup adjustments for optimal riding, halter fitting for field and ring, and proper chain use.

Date: May 21, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 1:30pm

Location: 1187 Thornwood Dr., Heath, OH 43056

Registration

9:15 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Event A Link

Make sure to stop by our registration table to check in and get your Hoof beats bag and register for your door prizes! Registration opens at 9:15 a.m. and will go up until 9:58 a.m. We want to get started promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Giddy Up Stations

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Event B Link

Have fun learning and engaging with other 4-Hers, with 4 rotating stations designed to teach members and their family in an engaging and interactive way!

Station 1: “Munching Madness” – Learn about horse nutrition requirements, smell and touch grain and hay to what is okay to feed and what is not.

Station 2: “Looking HORSEome” – Identify grooming tools, learn how to make your horse sparkle and get learn how to clean your grooming tools.

Station 3: “Show-It-Off” – Get ready to show by learning what to take, get tips and tricks to showing on a budget. Find out how to time your show prep so you aren’t rushing and what members are required to wear.

Station 4: “Let’s Hoof It Outta Here”? – Learn about proper hoof care, identify common hoof trouble and how to treat it!

Safety Stations

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Event C Link

Get ready to participate in two exciting safety stations, designed to teach the member and their family how to keep themselves and their horse or pony safe!

Station 1: “Horse Space” – Work with a life sized cut out to determine what dangers zones are at the barn and show barn. Identify the meaning of red ribbons and learn horse to horse space. Finally learn how, where and what a safety knot is and why its vital to your horses safety.

Station 2: “Stall Knowledge 101” – Keep your horse from hurting itself or getting sick by learning key tips and tricks to ensure a stall is safe. Learn how to keep your horse cool in the heat at shows and the barn. Use a life-sized cut out to learn how to safely enter and exit stalls and truly understand the size of your equine!

Feed Time (Lunch)

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Set down, take a break and enjoy some tasty pizza, chips and water, lemonade or tea.

“Horsing Around” Demonstrations

12:30 -1:30 p.m.

Gather round as you watch and learn from experts using live horses.

Demonstration 1: “Fitting This” Learn how to properly fit your horse and pony halter for the field and for the horse show. Understand when its appropriate to use the chain and how to use the chain safely and effectively. Watch and learn how to fit your horses Western and English bridles. Understand the importance of checking tack and blankets for saddles and learn how to adjust stirrups for an optimal ride and show.

Demonstration 2: “Brush – Clip – Bath – Repeat” Watch and learn how to make your horse sparkle. See how to properly care for your horses mane and tail for long luxurious locks! Get grooming tips that make a difference in the show ring to a judge. Get an example of what banding and braiding is. Clipping 101″: How and what to clip for Ranch and Western. Get tips and tricks to safely clip even the most reluctant horses, safely. Learn what equipment is needed and how to keep it good as new.

Introduction to Food & Clothing Projects Workshop

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will be hosting workshops to help members new to food and clothing projects be better prepared to complete their project(s) and participate in judging. The workshops will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Licking County Extension Office. There will be two separate workshops that will be held back-to-back. The Foods and Nutrition Project Workshop will start at 1:00pm. The Clothing Project Workshop will start at 2:30pm. Members may attend one or both. A parent or adult project helper is required to attend with the youth. These workshops will focus on completing your projects and preparing for 4-H project judging. To register for the workshops, please visit: go.osu.edu/4HProjectWorkshop.

 

2022 Ohio Youth Poultry Clinic

The 2022 Ohio Youth Poultry Clinic will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Ohio State University ATI in Wooster, Ohio. Registration begins at 8:30am and the program will conclude by 4:00pm. Registration is $20 per youth and $25 per adult and includes morning refreshments and lunch. Registrations with payment are due by March 2, 2022 to the address on the form. Check out details and complete the registration form if interested in participating: 2022 Youth Poultry Clinic – REGISTRATION

2022 Career Readiness Day

Ohio 4-H will once again host Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. This event is free and open to all 4-H members age 13 through 18. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with activities such as written communication skills, resume writing, interview skills and preparedness, entrepreneurship, goal setting, professional dress, and much more! This event will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from Noon – 4:00pm. Registrations are due by Saturday, March 19, 2022. You can register by visiting: go.osu.edu/taketheleap.

Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation for their support of this event!

2022 Sewing Smorgasbord

The 47th Annual Sewing Smorgasbord will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Sheridan Middle School in Thornville, Ohio. Doors will open at 8:30am and the cost to attend is $10. Offering dozens of classes, the Sewing Smorgabord is a great opportunity for new and experienced sewists, knitters, crocheters, and other crafters to learn new skills, visit vendors, and compete in the people’s choice contest. Details can be found on the Perry County OSU Extension website here.

REMINDER: 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference Registrations Due

4-H Adult Volunteers and Teens are encouraged to attend the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The day is filled with dozens of break out sessions geared toward both teens and adults. Bring home new ideas for use in your club or with our county program. Lunch is included with the registration fee. Check out the full schedule for the day and list of sessions here. To register, please fill out the registration form here and return to the Licking County Extension Office by Wednesday, February 9, 2022 with payment made to the Licking County 4-H Committee. Sessions fill on a first come, first served basis so please turn in your registration soon to be registered for your desired sessions.

2022 Ohio 4-H Conference

2022 Ohio 4-H Conference Materials Now Available

4-H Adult Volunteers and Teens are encouraged to attend the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The day is filled with dozens of break out sessions geared toward both teens and adults. Bring home new ideas for use in your club or with our county program. Lunch is included with the registration fee. Check out the full schedule for the day and list of sessions here. To register, please fill out the registration form here and return to the Licking County Extension Office by Wednesday, February 9, 2022 with payment made to the Licking County 4-H Committee. Sessions fill on a first come, first served basis so please turn in your registration soon to be registered for your desired sessions.