Congratulations to Orange 4-H Hoof Mates member Bryan Ramey and his horse Fenway Armani! They were in the Top 15 in Hunter Halter Geldings and Hunter Under Saddle at the recent Southern Region 4-H Horse Championships. The event features top 4-H riders from 13 Southern states.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
There’s a special 4-H photography contest open to all 4-H members, not just horse project members, that will be held in conjunction with the State 4-H Horse Show in Lexington, VA. Complete rules for the contest, including the entry form, can be found here. Entries are due in the horse show office by 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 13, 2012, or can be mailed to the Fluvanna Extension Office before the show.
Save the date for a special 4-H past/present/future horse show at the State Fair of Virginia on October 7. This show is not just for current 4-H members but veteran members, leaders, parents and other 4-H volunteers-current and former. A lead line for Cloverbuds. Parents only class. Over 31 (years of age) opportunities to show you still got it or pretend you do. And several therapeutic classes for special riders. Classes for minis and the Chase Me Charlie Challenge for jumpers. So circle the date and plan on coming to the State Fair and having fun. Please pass on to your broader 4-H community, past and present. The show is being planned and coordinated by Southeast District 4-H volunteers.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Please do not forget that the online entry deadline for the Virginia Junior Livestock Expo is in ONE WEEK! All entries must be made online by Wednesday, August 15th at 5:00 PM EST!! Please be aware there will be some things that you will need when you enter your animals:
1. You will need to be able to print the form to mail it in, so please make sure you have a printer available.
2. You will need time to take the entry form to the Extension Office for a signature that will confirm your membership in the organization.
3. You will need the exhibitor’s social security number as it will be required for tax purposes before any payments will be made (this site is extremely secure and it will be kept completely confidential).
4. You will need all information pertaining to the animal (i.e. number of animals, breeds if applicable, classes you want to show in and the registration/tattoo number if the animal is registered).
Please remember that the best way to avoid problems in this process is to complete it EARLY!! The online entries MUST be completed by August 15th at 5:00 PM if you want to show at the VJLE, but the entry site is open already, so please take some time to complete your entries early.
To find out more information about online entries please go to the “Livestock Entries” tab at the VJLE website (www.ext.vt.edu/livestockexpo).
If you have any questions regarding the entry process please contact Paige Pratt, 540-231-4732, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Congratulations to our many 4-H members who demonstrated hard work and responsibility during the Orange County Fair. A list of grand champions and reserves (respectively) for each species is shown below:
Dairy: John Waller Goodwin (Supreme)
Dairy, Holstein Show: John Goodwin, Sierra Coleman
Dairy, Jersey Show: Tristen Goodwin, Ashley Goodwin
Dairy, Best Heifer of Show: Elizabeth Goodwin
Dairy, Best Udder of Show: John Goodwin
Hog: Carter Hart, Garret Chambers
Lamb: Elizabeth Nixon (both)
Beef Heifer: Elizabeth Nixon, John Michael Knight
Beef Steer: Blake Hopkins, JoJo Gilbert
Market Goat: Ryan Cole, Clover Cooper
Fiber Goat: Zoe Creasy-Thompson, Clover Cooper
Dairy Goat: Bryanna Curley (both)