Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Conference Offered Specifically for 4-H Volunteers

Regardless of your volunteer role with 4-H (leader, parent, helper, etc.), you're invited to the Virginia Association of Volunteer 4-H Leaders conference in Winchester, November 19-20, 2011.  A schedule of workshops has not yet been released, but please reserve the date on your calendar.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kids' Fun Run Open to Community

There will be a Kids' Fun Run of 1 mile this coming Saturday, in conjunction with the Orange Farmers Market.  The event starts at 8:00 a.m. at the train station on Short Street, and the cost is only $5 per participant up to age 13.  T-shirts and medals will be awarded.  For more information, call Ron at 540.406.0619.

Orange County Fair Confirms 2012 Dates

The Orange County Fair Association confirmed its 2012 dates last evening.  The most notable change is that the fair will be a three-day fair, running from Thursday through Saturday, July 26-28, 2012.  The 4-H auction will still be held Saturday night of the fair; other 4-H events will need to be adjusted for the new time frame.  Clean-up and animal load-out will occur on Sunday, so all families need to attend and participate in clean-up on Sunday.

Please add these important dates to your calendar!  As many are aware, there has been considerable discussion regarding possibly changing the dates of the Orange Fair for future summers.  The fair board will form a committee on September 21st to explore options regarding a different fair weekend in 2013 and beyond.  Once options become available, the Extension Office will survey 4-H members, volunteers and parents for input.

Monday, August 29, 2011

O'Donnell & Team Earn Awards at AQHYA World Championship Show

Congratulations to Delaney O’Donnell of the Orange Bit N’ Bridle 4-H Club.  She and her Virginia 4-H team placed second in performance teams and fourth in horse judging reasons at the 2011 Quarter Horse World Championship Show, held in Oklahoma City in early August.  Way to go, Delaney!  We are so proud of your accomplishments, and this is one of the first times in recent memory that an Orange 4-H’er has competed in a national horse judging event. 


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Orange Fair Horse Show (or Camels) :)

Hoof Mates 4-H Horse Club members, Ashleigh & Bryan Ramey, participated at the 2011 Orange County Fair Horse Show on July 23rd.  Ashleigh Ramey was Champion in the Walk-Trot Division and Bryan had Champion Pleasure PonyThe duo then visited the Blue Ox and Bryan tested his Camel "jockey" abilities. 

Southern Regionals Results Announced

Congratulations to three Orange 4-H’ers who represented Virginia at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show in Tunica, Mississippi last week.  Delaney O’Donnell of the Bit N’ Bridle Club was fourth high individual in the halter division of horse judging.  Ashleigh Ramey of the Hoof Mates Club was 2nd in hunter-type geldings, 11th in hunter under saddle, 11th in pony working hunter, and 12th in equitation over fences.  Bryan Ramey, also of the Hoof Mates Club, was 11th in hunt seat equitation on the flat.  Congratulations to these hard-working 4-H members who braved the extreme Southern heat and had a great showing.  Next year’s Southern Regionals will be in Perry, Georgia.