SUMMER FUN

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Panels for Kids


The AHS Young Riders, Horse Whispers and Alleghany 4-H is in the process of trying to raise money for metal panels to be used at horse events and shows. A wooden ring has been used in the past but is currently in very poor condition. There are many reasons to choose metal over a wooden panel including: safer, easier to store, longer lasting and easier to set up.

Any donation is greatly appreciated but with a donation of $65, which will purchase one panel, a special plaque can be made to display your family or business name. For more information and to find out how you can contribute please click HERE.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer Fun

The 2010 Summer Fun Newsletter is now available online. Click here to find out what fun & exciting activities we have planned for this year. We must have updated (2010) Medical & Media Release forms.

If you are interested in attending any of these activities, you must come in person (to the Extension Office) to register and if there is a fee, payment is due at time of registration.

For more information, please call 336-372-5597 or you can email Amy or Michele with any questions.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Horseless Day Camp

The Alleghany 4-H Horseless Day Camp will be held June 25, 2010 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds located in Sparta. Participants will enjoy learning beginning horsemanship skills while having fun with other 4-H'ers. Each camper must supply his/her own transportation to and from the camp. Upon acceptance to camp, participants will receive a camp manual outlining the planned activities and rules.




The nonrefundable camp fee is $50.00 per camper. This fee and all forms are due by June 14th to reserve slot. Spaces are limited and will be filled based on the following application. Attendance for camp is open to youth that are certified North Carolina 4-H members. You will obtain all forms upon acceptance.



Timeline for Camp:
Application is due by June 1st
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 5th
Entire Camp Fee and forms are due by June 14th
Day Camp is June 25th, 2010 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Required Forms:
Camp Application
4-H Enrollment Form
4-H Medical Information and Informed Consent for Treatment
NC 4-H Camps Consent Form
NC Dept. of 4-H Youth Dev. Health History and Custody Release
NC 4-H and Alleghany Co 4-H Photographic, Video & Audio Optional Publicity Release



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Trails 4-H Horse Camp


The Alleghany 4-H Horse Camp will be held June 26-30, 2010 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds located in Sparta. Campers will enjoy improving their horsemanship skills while having fun with other 4-H'ers. Special activities include speakers, clinicians, and trail ride, training, and other traditional camp activities. The nonrefundable camp fee is $100.00 per camper. This fee and all forms are due by June 14th to reserve slot. Camper spaces are limited and will be filled based on the completed application.



Attendance for camp is open to youth that are certified North Carolina 4-H members and have access to a sound horse. The camper must supply his/her own horse, equipment, feed and transportation to and from the camp. Each camper will be solely responsible for the care and feeding of his/her mount. Camp leaders will supervise camper's duties daily. If accepted, campers must bring a horse that is free of disease and in good health. Horses are required to have a current negative Coggins test. No exceptions will be made! Horses exhibiting lameness or behavior problems will be sent home. Camper will be allowed to exchange horses or continue to stay without a horse.


There are openings for Junior Leaders that are registrated 4-H'ers. They must be 16-19 years old. Junior Leaders will be assisting the group with camp activities, duties, fixing meals and helping with Cloverbuds. Junior leaders will be considered a camper and will be responsible for forms, etc. Junior leaders will not be charged.


Timeline for Camp:

Application due by June 1st

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 5th

Entire Camp Fee and forms are due by June 14th

Camp begins June 26th


Required Forms:

Camp Application

4-H Enrollment Form

4-H Medical Information and Informed Consent for Treatment

NC 4-H Camps Consent Form

NC Dept. of 4-H Youth Dev. Health History and Custody Release

NC 4-H and Alleghany Co 4-H Photographic, Video & Audio Optional Publicity Release

Health Record for Horse and Current Negative Collins for E.I.A.





Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Photo Contest Deadline Extended



Don't miss out on a great opportunity to show off your photographic talents. We have extended the deadline until May 14th so get those entries in!!! Photos and entry forms can be dropped off at the Extension Office at 90. S. Main St. For entry form, categories and prizes click HERE. For more information contact Amy or Michele at (336) 372-5597.

Monday, May 3, 2010

2010 Carquest Spring Mowdown


Saturday - May 8th - 5pm
Alleghany County Fairgrounds
Admission - $6
Children 8 and under - FREE

Proceeds benefit the Alleghany County Agricultural Fair and a percentage of the gate will come back to Alleghany 4-H to help offset camp costs.

Come out and support the Fair and Alleghany 4-H.

For more information, call the Extension Office at 336-372-5597 or visit www.alleghanymowerracingassociation.com

SPECIAL NOTICE:
For safety reasons, coolers and/or camp/lawn chairs will not be allowed in the grandstands for any event.





WC District Rabbit Showmanship Show

Sponsored by Alexander County 4-H Livestock Club
Saturday May 29th, 2010 9:00am
Alexander County Fairgrounds Taylorsville, NC

Doors open at 8:00am and rabbit needs to be checked in with one of the rabbit show superintendents by 9:00am. No rabbits will be accepted into the show after 9:00am.

The entry fee is $7.00 per youth participant and is non refundable due by May, 15th.

Youth will be judged on Showmanship of the rabbit only.

Prizes and ribbons will be awarded at the conclusion of the show.

There will be four age divisions:

Showmanship

Novice Age 7 and under
Junior Age 8-10
Intermediate Age 11-14
Senior Age 15-19

Youth may only show one rabbit at the show, but family of youth can use same rabbit.


For more information and entry form click HERE.