4-H Horse Council

Executive Board Members

Officers

  • Gena Brown, Chairperson
  • Natalie DeLeasky, Vice Chair
  • Jayda Janssen, Secretary
  • Myra Grapa, Treasurer

Adult Directors

  • Jay Janssen

Advisor

  •  Amber Rehberg, 4-H Youth Development Educator, Price County

PURPOSE

The Price County 4-H Horse Council (PCHC) was formed by volunteers interested in supporting

equine project activities countywide. The Council serves as a group that is willing to share expertise, provide leadership and support participation of youth and adults working with horses.

Learning about horses and having fun together is what the group is all about!

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES  

If you are 12-18 years old and interested in competitive horse judging.. there is something for you. See Youth Horse Judging Clinic 2017 for more information.

 PROJECT RESOURCES

  • County Key Leaders – noted in 2015 Calendar and Family Handbook. Call if you need help with your project.
  • Financial support may be applied for to advance your project learning – call UWEX 339-2555
  • Equine Extension Specialist, UW-Madison, Liv Sandberg, 608-263-4303, sandberg@ansci.wisc.edu
  • WI State 4-H Horse Ass’n. Handbook http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/onlinpro/HorseHandbook.cfm.
  • WI State 4-H Web site, http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/. Click on projects link.
  • Cooperative Extension Media Collection – videos may be ordered for a $3 charge.  Contact Price County UWEX (339-2555).
  • All Statewide 4-H Events, call Linda Prebik, Executive Secretary, WI State 4-H Horse Council, 920-388-0588.

FAIRGROUND ARENA USE has been arranged with the Price County Fair Association for daily use (unless the grounds has been rented) during the summer. Hours are 9 am -8 pm. Call the UWEX Office, 339-2555, in advance of use.  Supervision must be provided by an enrolled, certified 4-H volunteer and riders must be in grade 3 and up, enrolled in 4-H and follow all safety guidelines.  User must have a cell phone for emergency calls and lock the gate if use is after 4 p.m.

GROUP BYLAWS

Membership

  1. All participants must enroll as 4-H members or volunteer leaders for insurability, record keeping, and sponsorship as a branch of this non-profit group.
  2. Adults working one on one with youth must complete Youth Protection Training and undergo a records check.
  3. As members youth and adults need to enroll in the horse, horseless horse or veterinary science projects.  They also need to file an information form with the UW-Extension Office.
  4. Contribute to the overall work of the Council.
  5. Director service is voluntary.  Officers serve 1-year terms.  They are elected at the October annual meeting.
  6. At least one adult from the council must attend annual leader training as a requirement of keeping the council charter intact. Youth leaders also welcome.

Safety and Health

Use of proper safety equipment and maintaining the highest standards of injury prevention including but not limited to:

  • NO riders under grade 3 (as of 9/1/14) allowed on horseback.
  • All riders, youth and adult, wear (ASTM F1163 standard and is SEI Certified) helmets whenever on horseback.
  • Wear hardsoled shoes and proper attire for the event or activity.
  1. Treat animals humanely; provide appropriate care.
  2. Provide evidence of negative Coggins test and vaccinations as required by law. File with UWEX.
  3. Be physically sound for riding.
  4. Report any injury sustained to UWEX.
  5. Complete the Safety Checklist skills prior to exhibiting at fair.

 Personal Conduct

  1. Be courteous, respectfuland helpful to others during all meetings and activities. Serveas good role models for others.
  2. Do not consume or use alcohol, tobacco or tobacco products or illegal substanceswhile responsible for youth nor allow youth participants underyour supervision to do so.
  3. Operate motor vehicles in a safe and reliable, law abiding manner when working with the group. Maintain appropriate insurance coverage where required.
  4. Recognize that verbal,sexual, physical abuse or neglect of youth is not acceptable.Report suspected abuse.
  5. Make all reasonableeffort to assure that programs are accessible to all.

Dissolution

  1. In the event the Price County 4-H Horse Council dissolves as a group or fails to complete annual re-charting, all assets will become the property of the Price County 4-H Leaders