4-H Horse Project kicks off with a BANG
By Samantha Shaps Bandera 4-H Horse Project Report
Pictured: Courtesy photo
4-H Horse Project members participated in a live horse judging practice contest recently. The team is coached by Dina Buettner.
The Bandera County 4-H Horse Project is anticipating a phenomenal year. As a result of the Join 4-H Enrollment Bash Night where recruits join different 4-H clubs, the group has acquired 13 new members. The group is planning an exciting new year filled with horse judging, riding practices, clinics and new horse-related activities.
Starting off National 4-H Week, the Horse Project helped decorate the Bandera County Courthouse lawn with green and white ribbons showing 4-H spirit. Later in the week the horse judging team had their first live judging practice.
"I thought it was awesome, I learned a lot and I loved that there were real horses to judge!" 10-year-old Emma Mydland said.
Although they do have riding practices, trail rides, and a youth rodeo series, horse ownership is not required and all participants need is a passion for horses.
The Horse Project tries to have a lot of involvement in the community. Recently Horse Project members donated their time volunteering at the Triple H Equitherapy (HHH) Center in Pipe Creek with their annual scavenger hunt. All those who like volunteering, riding, or just horses in general and may be interested in joining the Horse Project should like their page on Facebook where regular updates and upcoming events are posted.
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