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Washington State Junior Horse Show & Clinics
Something for Everyone!

  • When: June 27-30
  • Where: State Fair Park, Yakima
  • What: Pre-Show Clinic, June 27 and Washington State Junior Horse Show, June 28-30
  • Who: Open to 4-Hers and Open Exhibitors STATEWIDE

For more information, please see and to download forms for the clinic and show.

On June 29th, from 10am – 4pm, a Free 4-H Educational Fun Fair will be hosted in the Valley Building. The Pacific Science Center will be on hand for “Science on Wheels, Harvest Science” and other hands-on activities.

For more information regarding the 57th Annual Washington State Junior Horse Show, contact Gloria at (509) 961-9417 or email

For more information regarding the Washington State Horseman Open Horse Show contact Barb Hento, (360)398-2729 or

For more information about the Pre-Show Clinic, contact Kim Lansing, email or at (509) 539-0247 for scheduling and more information.

Pre-Show Clinic Clinitians are Sally Parks (Parkside Equestrian Center), Sue Sultze (Double S Quarter Horses) and Dawn Spencer.

Did You Know: Vaping is Not Allowed During 4-H Activities?
Just a reminder: the use of tobacco products (including vapor products, or e-cigarettes) is not allowed during 4-H activities, per the Youth Code of Conduct and the Adult Valuable Partnership Agreement. You can find those documents in 4HOnline under the “Authorizations” tab.

Learn more about the risks associated with “vapor products” and about the products themselves at

August is National Shooting Sports Month
August is National Shooting Sports Month®, an annual campaign promoted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF), who is one of our National 4-H Shooting Sports sponsors.

National Shooting Sports Month celebrates the passion for target shooting and a pastime that provides a lifetime of enjoyment that can be shared with families and friends. At the same time, it reminds the public that shooting is a safe, fun activity enjoyed by millions of Americans.

You can get involved by:

For more information visit

Save the Date – National Shooting Sports Level 2 Instructor Training
Interested in becoming a Level 2 Shooting Sports Instructor? Save October 20-24 or training in Eatonton, GA. Information about the venue can be found here:

Those wishing to attend this training must be Level 1 Shooting Sports instructors in good standing. Your county 4-H coordinator and Toni Gwin must approve your registration. Registration materials have not been posted yet.

4-H Summer Youth Horse Camp
Klickitat County is hosting a summer youth horse camp, July 7-10. Register by June 24th and receive a 2019 horse camp t-shirt!

Horse Camp is open to all youth (with their horse) who are 8 years old by October 1, 2018. The purpose of Horse Camp is to prepare youth for showing in their county and state 4-H fairs and improving horsemanship skills and knowledge. Riders will have three riding classes each day.

$150 – 3 riding classes and showmanship class
***Leader’s can ride for $75 if space permits***

NOTE:  There must be an “on site” responsible adult in charge of each participating youth. Horse Camp begins at 6am for stall cleaning and breakfast each morning and ends at 8pm each day.

For more information visit

Whitman County 4-H Horse Show
Whitman County is holding a 4-H horse show at Palouse Empire Fairgrounds on July 13, 2019.  Participants from other counties who are enrolled in 4-H are welcome!  Registration/check-in opens at 7:00 am with classes beginning at 8:00 am.  Performance classes with be held in the morning and games classes in the afternoon.  Rosettes (along with Danish ribbons) to 5th and highpoint awards for each age category.  Please follow the link for more information and the registration packet.

Save the Date – Eastern Washington Teen Rally
We know you’re already making plans for fall, and want to be sure you’ve got the Eastern Washington 4-H Teen Rally in your calendar! Save the date for November 1-3, 2019 at Camp Ghormley in Naches, WA. More details about registration available in late July. Questions can be sent to Who will survive the fun?

Western Regional Leaders Forum
Last year, the Western Regional Volunteer Specialists solicited feedback on the regional forum. As a result of the feedback, the decision was made to discontinue hosting regional forums in the Western Region. Each state is encouraged to distribute their materials in a manner that reaches all volunteers in the Western Region and remain open to having participants across the region attend state forums. I will work with the Advisory Board to ensure that all materials for our forum are distributed to my colleagues in the Western Region.

If you have any questions about this decision, please feel free to contact me at

Great Biosecurity Video for All Ages
Want to talk about biosecurity, but not sure where to start? This six-minute video is entertaining and perfect for a club meeting.

Updated June 11, 2019
Washington State University Extension