Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Important notes from June meeting

Hi Everyone ~

Please take a moment to read the minutes (they are posted under the "Minutes" page & were also distributed by e-mail). We have some important notes & action items from our last meeting on June 7th.

Here are some highlights for this month:

Tues., June 8th: MANDATORY Congress meeting at Marshall Center, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bring RADA orders!

June 14-17th: Annual VA 4-H State Congress, Virginia Tech.

Sat., June 19th: Planning meeting at Kane's, 12pm, to prepare for the Showmanship clinic at Amber Hill.

Sat., June 19th: Northern District Qualifying Show, Meadow Event Park, Doswell.

Sat., June 26th: Hunter & Showmanship Qualifying Clinic, Amber Hill Farm. *Jolly Ranchers attendance required to help teach Showmanship.


Some handouts & Hippology homework was passed out at the June meeting on Colors/Genetics & breeds. It is expected that members will complete the worksheets by the following month & bring them to our mandatory meetings.

We will also start having Hippology meet-ups once a month between meetings for both Juniors & Seniors. Next one will be
Mon., June 21st at 6pm, located at Salem Fields Church "Rubicon Cafe". Additional parent volunteers are always welcome. Questions, please contact Julie Skamangas, 845-0471.

Please remember that the club is for YOU, the members, and attendance at meetings is required! We need your participation!

See you at next month's meeting on July 12th at 7pm!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Hi everyone, summer is coming and so is 4-H State Congress from June 14-17, 2010.

We will be attending a MANDATORY meeting at the Marshall Center about Congress with our Extension Agent, Scott Woodard, on Tuesday, June 8th at 6:30pm.

Also, our next Club meeting will be the day before on Monday, June 7th at 7pm for all members and parents.

Please note our new club picture posted on the blog, and send in show updates so we can show off what everybody's doing with their horses this season! Here are some upcoming events for anyone interested (see more at

6/14 - 6/17: VA State 4-H Congress, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)

6/19: Northern District Qualifying Horse Show, Meadow Event Park (Doswell, VA)

6/26: Northern District Hunter Qualifying Clinic, Amber Hill (Orange, VA) **Jolly Ranchers will be helping with Showmanship

6/20 - 6/25: Horse Camp & Central District Qualifying Clinic (Wakefield, VA)

8/8 - 8/12: 4-H Horse Camp, Northern VA 4-H Center (Front Royal, VA)

9/16 - 9/19: State 4-H Horse & Pony Show, VA Horse Center (Lexington, VA)

9/25 - 9/26: VA 4-H State Fair Horse Show, Meadow Event Park (Doswell, VA)

11/5 - 11/7: Eastern Nationals 4-H Horse Roundup (Louisville, KY)

Check out the VA Horse Talk calendar for local shows here:

See you all next week!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

USEF Judges Manual

There is an important site for those showing at the State 4H show. This site has the guidelines that the 4H State Show judges use. Look at the helpful links and click on For the Rule Book, go to the side bar to "Rules and Regulation", and click on "Rule Book". Then click on 2009 Rule Book, then it will give a list of disciplines. Click on each you are interested in: Equitation, Hunters, Dressage, etc.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jolly Ranchers 2008-2009

Our Officers,

Jolly Ranchers 2008-2009

Jolly Ranchers on a more serious note:)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Seeking Horse Crazy Kids!

The Jolly Ranchers 4-H Club was established in Spotsylvania County in 2004 to help local youth learn more about our beloved equine friends. Since that time, we have also added focus to each of our members personal development through the 4-H Program in the areas of Leadership, Hippology, Horse Judging, and Presentations as well! . We are a Non-Profit, youth development and education program of the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Our leadership is committed to encouraging our members to acquire the knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, contributing, and productive members of society. The central theme of 4-H and of our club is "learn by doing."

For information regarding how to join our FUNtastic club, call Maggie or Fred: 540-972-3344.