The Spokane County 4-H Horse Program is designed for youth with interest in horses and horse events. This program provides experiences to help them develop leadership, citizenship, self-esteem, social skills, and to become contributing members of society. All while becoming better horse men and women!
The 4-H Horse Program is EDUCATIONAL, ACTIVITY-ORIENTED, AND FUN for those who become involved. Youth must be 8 years old and in 3rd grade as of October 1 of the current year to be active with horses. Youth ages 5-7 may still participate in educational events and activities, but they may not have contact with horses due to risk.
The 4-H Horse Program includes opportunities for youth who own/have access to horses as well as those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of equine care and management. Activities can include everything from educational and fun club meetings to trail rides, and from horse shows and overnight camps to service projects. Club members hold club offices, give public speeches and demonstrations, do service projects, and spend time with their favorite friends, both human and equine.
Adult volunteers are the backbone of our organization. There is a governing body called the 4-H Horse Project Executive Committee that has a traditional President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Points and Rules. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm except for the month of September. The 4-H Horse Project Committee Meeting is also the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Each 4-H Horse club is required to send a club representative to hear about upcoming events, activities, or needs with the committee. All committees are volunteer-led.