Virtual Show & Sponsorship

Support our hard working youth with animal projects in the 4-H Virtual Show & Sponsorship Drive being held in lieu of the county fair.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Remember to Pre-Order Holiday Poinsettias from 4-H

Halloween is probably the holiday on everyone’s mind, but we are now taking orders for holiday poinsettias to be delivered December 1st.  Call the Extension Office or find a 4-H member to order.  Thanks for your support!

State Horse Show Results

Three members of the HoofMates 4-H Club represented Orange County at the 50th VA State 4-H Championship Horse Show this past weekend.  Their results are:


Ashleigh Ramey on Fenway Armani:

            1st – Large Hunter Pleasure Pony, Sr. Rider 1st Go

            1st – Large Hunter Pleasure Pony, Sr. Rider 2nd Go

Champion Large Hunter Pleasure Pony, Sr. Rider

            5th – Hunter Pleasure Pony Classic

            1st – Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat, Large Pony, Sr. Rider

            4th – Equitation Pony Classic

            3rd – Hunter Sidesaddle


Colton Peregoy on Falling Moon Cabachon:

            5th – Small Hunter Pleasure Horse, Sr. Rider 1st Go


Bryan Ramey on Bold Liberty :

            3rd – Large Hunter Pleasure Horse, Sr. Rider 1st Go

            11th – Large Hunter Pleasure Horse, Sr. Rider 2nd Go

            7th – Sr. Hunter Trail

            11th – Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat, Large Horse, Sr. Rider

            1st – Sr. Action Photo Contest


Special congratulations to Ashleigh for being chosen as one of the first recipients of a Connie Collier Memorial Scholarship for $1,200!


Fauquier 4-H Beef & Boer Goat Club Presents...........4-H PIG DAY CAMP

4-H Pig Day Camp will be held on October 29th at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds.  Pig Day Camp will focus on the entire pig including feeding, general care, health management, fitting, show day preparations, and showmanship.

Our goals are to share knowledge, information, and experience we have gained from some of the areas finest pig producers, and to send you home with a toolbox full of skills to help prepare you to become a 4-H “Showman with the edge!”

Registration Due by October 15, 2011

For more information:
Phone: 703-754-2780

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

4-H Officer Training Scheduled for November 5th

All 4-H club officers should mark their calendars for an Officer Training Workshop, Saturday, November 5, 2011.  Madison County will host this annual  multi-county event; please plan to be there from 9 a.m. to Noon.  More details will be available soon, once the location is confirmed.  Please keep this important training date in mind as you hold club elections in October. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Delaney O'Donnell Wins State Record Book Competition

Bit N' Bridle Club senior member Delaney O'Donnell took top honors in this weekend's State 4-H Horse Show record book competition in Lexington.  Delaney had a near-perfect book and the judges were especially in admiration of her project story.  Congratulations to Delaney!  She will receive a savings bond award for her hard work.

Monday, September 12, 2011

District Leader Training Announced

The Northern District All Stars and Leaders Association will be holding 4-H leader training, fair judges training, and association meetings on Saturday, October 22, at the Shenandoah County Extension Office.  Please hold the date.  Registration information will be sent out shortly.  Topics to be covered include “how to keep senior 4-H’ers involved”, “how to work with 4-H officers to run an effective club meeting”, and “photography”  the 4-H project and also a session on fair judging for photography.  Everyone is invited.