Horse Paperwork Due May 30th

Attention all horse project members.  Horse Packets are available online and should have been received in the mail for all horse project members.  Horse Declarations, immunization forms are due on May 30 to the extension office by 4pm.  No faxed or emailed copies will be accepted, members need to complete original forms and hand them in to the Extension Office.  For more details call Kathryn at OSU Extension at 740-376-7431

Smitty’s Night Announced

The Washington County 4-H Saddle Horse Committee is partnering with Smitty’s Pizza on Tuesday, May 14 2024.  The Saddle Horse committee will receive a portion of the orders placed that evening from 4pm to close.  All funds raised will go to support the 4-H horse program in Washington County and all funds stay local.  Let Smitty’s cook you dinner on Tuesday!

Endowment Dinner Needs to Volunteers and Donations

The Washington County 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction is quickly approaching on April 13, 2024 at the Washington County Fair- Junior Fair Building.  The committee is looking for volunteers to help with set up on Friday evening, and during the event on Saturday.  Please visit the link to sign up to help volunteer.

The Endowment Committee is also still accepting donations for our live and silent auctions during the event.  We would like to thank our generous supporters who have donated to the event this year.  We are also looking for donations for our Grab bags that evening.  Grab bag items can be for adult, teens, and youth.  Items may be dropped off at our office located 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  If you have a larger item please call our office upon arrival as our elevator is out of order.

Lastly, we still have tickets available and they may be purchased online from eventbrite (using QR code below) or at our office between the hours of 8am and 4pm.  You may also reach out to a committee member for tickets as well.  We are excited for our largest fundraiser of the year and look forward to a successful event.  Please call our office for more details at 740-376-7431


Horse Committee is hosting a Horse Clinic

The Washington County 4-H Saddle Horse Committee is hosting a horse clinic on Saturday April 20, 2024.  4-H members may bring their horses and work with clinician Mike Schmidt.  The event will be held at Stonegate Equine Facility located at 26236 Smith Road, Coolville Ohio.  No preregistration is required, and a light lunch will be served by the Saddle Horse Committee.  The Clinic will begin at 9am and conclude at 12noon.  Out of County 4-H members are invited and will be asked to pay a $5 fee per horse upon arrival at the clinic.  No dogs are permitted and it is suggested you bring your own chair.  4-H members need to wear appropriate attire including helmets.  Please see the attached flyer for information, and contact us at for more details.

4-H Horse Packet 2024 is now available

The members in Washington County 4-H may now access the 2024 Horse packet.  The packet may be found online at under the forms and information tab in the 4-H Program area.  This packet includes information about upcoming Educational session and clinics, fair information, and PAS show information.  Members enrolled in a horse project will receive a copy of the packet soon in their mailbox.  Animal Declaration and horse immunization forms are to be completed and returned to the OSU Extension Office by May 30, 2024.  For more information contact a horse committee member or call our office at 740-376-7431.

Saddle Horse Committee Announces Horse Immunization Clinic

The Washington County Saddle Horse Committee is hosting a Horse Immunization Clinic on Saturday, March 30, 2024.  The clinic will be held at the Washington County Fair Grounds – Horse barn.  Members must contact Dr. John Groah’s office prior to the clinic to schedule the vaccinations needed.  Dr. Groah may be reached at 740-962-2665. All 4-H members exhibiting at fair this year are required to have immunizations and a negative Coggins test.  Please refer to the 2024 horse packet for details.  Jill Dennis, Washington County Saddle Horse Committee representative will be on site to assist with 4-H members and families.

4-H Members Enjoy a Variety of Activities at Craft Event

The annual 4-H Holiday Crafting event was hosted on December 22nd at the OSU Extension Office in Washington County.  Attendees enjoyed making wreaths, ornaments, candles, coloring pages, no hook throws, and even Christmas cookies.  The participants also were surprised by a Santa Shop where they were able to choose a few items for gifts for friends and family.  Crafting supplies and Santa Shop items were provided by Joann Fabric and Crafts through the Kids in Need Program.  This event is always a favorite for those attending and the event is open to all youth in Washington County.  You can save the date for 2024 as the event will be held on December 23, 2024.

4-H to Host Crafting Day

The Washington County 4-H program will be hosting a make it and take it craft day.  Youth in grades Kindergarten thru 12 are invited to the OSU Extension office located at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta on December 22nd.  The event will be open  from 9:30 to 12noon.  Youth will enjoy wreath making, off the hook crochet, ornament making, cookie baking, Christmas movies, and snacks.  Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and register at the following link.  You do not need to be a 4-H member to attend.  Please contact our office for further details 740-376-7431.

Washington County Fair Sale Check Pick Up

The livestock checks are ready for pick up and the Washington County Fair has added an additional pick up time for exhibitors.  If you missed the pick up days last weekend, you may visit the fair board office on Friday, October 13th from 5 to 7pm.  Once you have picked up your check please promptly cash or deposit the check.  It is also a great time to visit your buyers and offer a thank you card for supporting you by purchasing your animal at the 2023 Washington County Fair.

Horse Committee to host Wendy’s Fundraiser Night – Oct 12

The Washington County Saddle Horse Committee is hosting a fundraiser night at Wendy’s located at 105 Pike Street Marietta.  Everyone is invited to Get Together and invite your friends and family to join us on October 12, 2023 from 4pm- 8pm.  The saddle horse committee will earn 10% of the total restaurant sales during this time.  Let us serve you- committee members and youth will be on hand to help you in the dining room, and the Wendy’s Prize wheel will be on site with some cool prizes for participants.  Coloring pages for youth and learn about 4-H and the horse program at our Get Together event.