Applebees “Together We Care Night” to Benefit 4-H Horse Program

The Washington County Saddle Horse Committee is excited to announce their partnership with Applebees to host a fundraising event.  Mark your calendars for June 29, 2021 and stop in and order off the “Together We Care Menu”.  If you prefer not to dine in then call for your curbside to go order and help raise funds to support the 4-H horse program in Washington County.  The 4-H horse program will receive 50% of the menu item profit for all items purchased off the “Together We Care” menu on Tuesday June 29th.  We are encouraging all of our 4-H members, volunteers, business supporters and others to order lunch or dinner to help us with needed supplies and awards for the horse program.  This event will run all day and the Washington County Saddle Horse Committee Members and 4-H members will be present to greet guests from 4-8pm.  Please review the attached menu to see qualifying items. 

PAS Horse Show cancelled

It is with regret that we are cancelling the 2021 Performance Against Standards (PAS) horse show scheduled for June 12, 2021.  There are still many opportunities for members to travel to neighboring counties and many counties across Ohio.  Please visit horse.osu.edu for a complete list of shows.  Horse members who wish to qualify to attend state fair may attend up to 2 shows and must qualify in 2 classes to attend the Ohio State Fair.  Those members who are attending shows in other counties need to have paperwork signed by our 4-H professionals in Washington County a week before the show and they must also preregister for the show.  All horse paperwork including animal declarations and immunization records must be on file by June 1 and the member must have attended an educational equine session prior to attending the PAS show.  The member will need to pay any associated class fees and obtain a receipt to submit to the saddle horse committee.  The committee will then review the classes and receipts and offer a reimbursement for Washington County Horse members up to $40.  For more information please call us at 740-376-7431.

Hold the Dates- Poultry Pick Up

The Market Chickens and Market Ducks have been ordered.  The birds will be shipping out in July.  Members need to have their facilities or pens ready to go in July and look to pick up their market chickens on July 8 and the market ducks on July 22.  Please hold these dates and be ready to meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta.  Please look for a post closer to the dates to be sure the pick up day is the same.  We will be working with the hatchery to determine a pick up date and time.  More information to come.  For questions please contact the extension office at 740-376-7431.

Mandatory Horse Parent Meeting

The Washington County 4-H Saddle Horse Committee and the Extension Office will be hosting a mandatory parent meeting for all horse project members on Thursday May 13,2021.  The meeting will be at the OSU Extension Office located at 202 Davis Ave Marietta beginning at 6:30pm.  Social distancing and masks are required for the program.  For more information call the office at 740-376-7431.

Horse Equine Session #1 held Sunday

Our first Educational Equine Session will be held Sunday April 25th at 1pm in the afternoon.  The horse session will be held at 1430 Rosemar Rd. Vienna WV.  The session will consist of showmanship and we will be hosting a Chiropractic Speaker.  Members may bring their horses to the session and new horse members will be required to watch the safety video before they can participate in the session.  The video will be shown at the beginning of the event.  Masks and social distancing is required for all those attending.  Please bring your own water bottle to the event as well.  No food will be served.  For more details contact Kathryn at 740-376-7431.

Washington County Horse Packet 2021

The horse packet for Washington County is posted and available at the OSU Extension Office.  Members may print off the packet from this link:  Horse Packet 2021  Animal Declaration and immunization forms are due June 1 to the extension office and a reminder that enrollment is online this year and members must be enrolled in their project by April 15th.  For questions please call Kathryn or email hartline.24@osu.edu

ChickQuest Reservations Being Accepted

The Washington County OSU Extension Office is now taking reservations for their chickquest program and incubators.  Teachers and educators can call the office or email Kathryn at hartline.24@osu.edu to reserve an incubator and supplies.  Chick Quest, a Classroom Journey through the Life Cycle of Chickens, is a 4-H SET School Enrichment program that challenges students to use Science, Engineering, and Technology to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg.  From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.

Quality Assurance Test Out Option Available

The Washington County 4-H Program will be offering a quality assurance test out option on Monday February 15, 2021 at 9am.  The test will be administered at the OSU Extension Office for youth ages 12-14 years old and youth 15-18 years old.  The quality assurance test with a passing score for youth ages 12-14 will allow them to not attend an annual quality assurance training until they turn 15 as of January 1st.  Youth members ages 15-18 years old who pass the test will not need to attend an annual quality assurance training for the remainder of their 4-H / FFA career.  The tests are administered by 4-H professionals and consist of multiple choice questions.  If youth are interested in taking the test they may call the extension office at 740-376-7431 to set and appointment for February 15th.  If you would like more information you may also email Kathryn at hartline.24@osu.edu

State 4-H Horse Advisor/Volunteer Training

The State 4-H Horse Advisor Volunteer training event will be held virtually this year.  Participants can watch presentations via OSU Scarlet which is the platform where modules of information will be posted to listen to at your own pace. Registered participants will be sent a link for an optional Q&A Zoom meeting on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 10:00am to 12:00pm with the State 4-H Horse Advisory Committee. The modules will be available for viewing from 9:00am Thursday, January 28th through 9:00pm Sunday, January 31st.  Interested volunteers should preregister by January 22, 2021.  Visit horse.osu.edu to find more details and register for the event.  A link will be sent to you for the scarlet modules and zoom session link once registration is complete.

Family Career Awareness Day 2020 is Virtual

Building Bridges to careers recently hosted a virtual Family Career Awareness event.  We invite all 4-Her’s and parents to visit their site and learn about the opportunities locally including careers in extension.  You may explore different videos from local businesses and organizations to understand the career opportunities offered.  Please reach out if you have questions about extension.  We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about the career we enjoy.  The site is:             https://bb2careers.org/fcad