4-H Horse News, Notes, and Events

Program Contact: Lauren Hrncirik, 4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist
(509) 754-2011 ext. 4314 • lauren.hrncirik@wsu.edu

Program Contact: Randy Williams, Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 725-4171  • randy.williams@wsu.edu

Program Contact: Karen Robertson, Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Program Assistant
(509) 659-3209  • robertk@wsu.edu

 Events           Horse Project Forms & Resources   

Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse ID Forms

for all 4-H Horsemanship Project Members
Send to: Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse Program,
WSU Extension, 205 W Main Ave., Ritzville, WA 99169 or scan & email.

Horse ID Form must be submitted when the 4-H horsemanship project member enrolls!  

Updates or changes may be submitted by the April 1st*  FINAL deadline for horse project enrollment in Lincoln-Adams WA and for submission of Horse ID Form.
Any changes needed to project horses after the final form deadline of April 1 due to death or unsoundness of horse or unsafe horse, can be requested through the Lincoln Co. Horse Leaders in Lincoln County and the Extension Office in (East) Adams County. If approved, horses may be shown but may not be eligible for premium points or ribbon placings.

*Note: ID FORM DEADLINES MAY BE EARLIER for some events!!
Horse project enrollment and Horse ID form submission may be required as early as January 1 for eligibility for some 4-H shows/events.
Watch for deadlines for specific events.

The date for the Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show (and State Fair qualifying event for Lincoln and (East) Adams Intermediate & Senior 4-H Horse Project members) is June 17, 2017. Intermediate & Senior 4-H members hoping to qualify to compete in Equine Events at the WA State Fair at Puyallup in the fall of 2017, must be enrolled and have their project horse under their care and management by March 20, 2017 –  90 days prior to your qualifying show..


Monday, March 6
6 PM
WSU Davenport Extension Office
303 6th St., Davenport WA

Contact Robin Nachtigal for more information! 

ALL WELCOME! We would love to have at least one representative from each club and Family 4-H Group that enrolls 4-H horse project members attend our meetings to ensure that every club/family group has input into what we can do to help this program thrive.  A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participates on a regular basis.

The Lincoln County 4-H Horse Leaders is a committee of the Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council. They coordinate the Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program including conducting the Summer Sizzler – (which is also the Lincoln-Adams 4-H qualifying show for State Fair), reviewing any new Horse department rules, providing scholarships to graduating seniors and helping to facilitate any horse activity that your members would like to participate in. Without new active participants at the Li. Co. 4-H Horse Program meetings, the committee it can not continue to exist.  Please consider donating your time to attend these meetings to help ensure that the future of the 4-H Horse Program in Lincoln County continues. You DO NOT have to be a horse leader to attend. You just have to be enrolled in the Horse Program in some capacity and interested in the future of the 4-H Horse program in Lincoln County.

For more information, please contact me (Robin)!
Come and let us know what you would like to see for this new year!

Thank you,

Robin Nachtigal   Email
Lincoln County 4-H Horse Council Facilitator

Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Leaders – Minutes DRAFT -4-18-16
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Minutes -3-28-16
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Minutes-11-2-15
Lincoln Co 4-H Horse Program Minutes – 8-31-15
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Minutes – 8-10-15
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Minutes-7-6-15
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Minutes -03/02/15
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Minutes – 02/2/15
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Minutes – 01/5/15

4-H Horse Events & Activities


Final 4-H Horse Project Enrollment Deadline – April 1st

Two Youth Barrel Clinics
Non-4-H – Open to ALL Youth*
11796 Napier Rd N., Odessa, WAYouth Barrel Clinic – Feb. 26, 2017

Youth Barrel Clinic- April 22, 2017Instructed by Jillian Connolly & Dusti Kissler
$50/Participant – $40/2nd Family Member
All proceeds benefit WBRA Novice Awards
Limited Space Available: See flier (Click links above) for Registration Information or
contact Dusti @ 509-988-0598 or rodeoalways@hotmail.com

Cartoon horse holding sign - Lincoln County Fair Fuzzy Horse Show








Fat & Fuzzy 4-H Fair Show
New Date: May 20, 2017 
Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds – Watch for details

St. John Community Fair – April 28-30, 2017
St. John, WA

Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show – June 17, 2017
Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds – Watch for details

Lincoln County Fair – August 24-26, 2017
Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds, Davenport, WA

Wheat Land Communities Fair – August 31 – September 3, 2017
Wheat Land Communities Fair Grounds, Ritzville, WA



4-H Horse Program Schooling Shows 
Tentative Dates: May 28, 2017, June 24-25, July 29-30
Grant County Fairgrounds

Grant Co. Fair – August 15-19, 2017
Grant Co. Fairgrounds, Moses Lake, WA

Adams Co. Fair – September 13-16, 2017
Adams Co. Fairgrounds, Othello, WA


Spokane County 4-H Calendar of Events

Spokane County Horse Program

Neighboring counties welcome.

Reminder: Lincoln & E. Adams Co. 4-H Horsemanship Project members planning to take a horse to a Spokane Co. (and other county) 4-H events, must have a current Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse ID form on file at the Ritzville WSU Extension Office.

Spokane County 4-H Horse Beginning Horsemanship Day
February 25, 2017
Open to Spokane, Lincoln, & Adams Co. 4-H Horse Project Members

The Beginning Horsemanship Day will be filled with hands-on learning, equine information and FUN filled day for all ages. This event is dedicated to enrolled 4-H youth members that are beginner/novice riders and parents new to horses or horse kids.
Registration Flyer

4-H Tack Swap Sale Day – March 11, 2017









Spring Horse Clinic – May 13-14, 2017
Spokane County Fair Grounds

4-H Horse Show #1 – June 10-11, 2017
Spokane County Fair Grounds

4-H Horse Show # 2 – July 7-9, 2017
Spokane County Fair Grounds

4-H South Horse Camp – July 13-16, 2017
Spokane County Fair Grounds

Spokane Co. Interstate Fair – September 8-17, 2017
Interstate Fairgrounds, Spokane, WA

Whitman County Horse Field Day and Judging

Whitman County is hosting an educational event for those in horse projects at Palouse Empire Fairgrounds on March 4, 2017.  The event will include presentations from several local veterinarians on a variety of topics, a presentation on Cowboy Dressage, and a horse judging.  All are welcome, but pre-registration is required.
Registration Flier – Most be postmarked by Feb. 17th.


Stevens Co. 4-H encourages participation from other counties in order to have enough entries for events to be cost and time effective! Support Stevens County activities with your attendance and they will encourage their youth to attend future Lincoln-Adams County 4-H horse events to increase participation here to viable levels!

Stevens Co. 4-H Calendar

Information on Stevens Co. 4-H Events:
Shannon Rowley
WSU Stevens County Extension
4-H and Food $ense Program
986 S. Main Ste. D, Colville, WA  99114
509.684.2588   sgordon@wsu.edu


4-H Events are held annually at the WA State Fair in Puyallup WA the first 3 weeks of September!

There are OTHER horse related activities at State Fair such as Horse Judging Contest, Groom Squad Contest, and National Equine Presentations (for senior 4-H members.) If interested, contact Karen at the Extension Office at 509-659-3209.
Also visit the State Fair Page.


There are also other WA State level opportunities for individual and state competition such as Horse Bowl and Hippology. These are held at different locations each year – usually in April or May. Contact the Extension Office or visit: extension.wsu.edu/4h/projects/stem/horse/horse-project-events/

WA State Junior Horse Show – August 11-13, 2017
Yakima, WA

Extension. Reference to commercial services, non-4-H activities, products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by WSU Extension or 4-H is implied.

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There are 3 official Horse Projects

  • Equine Science
  • Horseless Horse
  • Horsemanship

Members must be 8 years old (as of Oct. 1 of current 4-H year) or older to enroll in “Equine Science” and/or “Horsemanship” projects. Members 5 to 18 years old may enroll in the “Horseless Horse” project.
See pages 13-14 of WA 4-H Publications & Projects Catalog for details.

4-H Horse CurriculumCovers of National 4-H Horse Project Curriculum

The recommended set of National 4-H Horse curriculum was revised! Complete Curriculum set: http://www.4-hmall.org/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=01518BB

Each 4-H Horse household should consider ordering a set! If you have a set or the National 4-H Horse Curriculum with tan covers – then you have the old version. If you ordered recently – and your covers are blue, then you have the latest!

There is also a “Bundled” set that includes a Horse Bingo game!  This set might be a good option for a “club owned set”!


understanding-the-horse-traier-rig-publication-coverNEW Resource!

Order or free download (large file.) If you can’t download contact Karen at the Extension Office. Will provide one copy to each Lincoln or Adams Co. club with horse project members by request.



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Extension. Reference to commercial services, non-4-H activities, products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by WSU Extension or 4-H is implied.

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Send YOUR 4-H Horse News & Announcements:

Karen at the Extension Office

Get Connected:


WA State 4-H Horseleaders Yahoo Group & List-serve
for Adults & teens interested in the 4-H Horse Program. Great source of info on events, horses & equipment wanted/for sale, & discussion of issues.


Are you subscribed to the Lincoln-Adams 4-H email list-serve? Contact Karen for details.


Spokane County
4-H Horse Program

Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Contacts:

Facilitator: Robin Nachtigal
Treasurer: Justine Winn

2017 Summer Sizzler
June 17, 2017

Lincoln County 4-H Horse Program
Records & 
Forms Chair: Janet O’Neil
The Extension Office will forward Horse ID & Commitment forms to Records Chair in April.