Friday, September 27, 2013

Holiday Classic Open Horse Show - we need your help!

The annual Holiday Classic Open Horse Show will be held in Raleigh on December 6-7, 2013.  This horse show is a fundraiser for our NC District 4-H Horse program as well as the NCSU Western Equestrian Riding Club.  Since 2009 when we started this show, our district has been able to contribute over $11,000 to 4-Hers attending camps, and provide travel scholarships to 4-Hers representing the NC 4-H Horse Program at the Southern Regional Horse Championship and at the National 4-H Horse Roundup for several educational contests. We also have been able to continue our program of providing two
annual college scholarships of $500.00 each. We annually contribute monies towards sponsorships to many N.C. State 4-H Horse Program educational contests. Also, with the money that is raised, the North Central District is able to keep the District show entry fees among the lowest in the state!!
So now that you see all the impacts that this horse show has on our district program, please help us!  There are several ways you can help - sell sponsorships, secure vendors, volunteer at show, show your horse, help advertise.  Sponsorships are very reasonable - starting out at $10 for a class sponsor.  Think how much we would have if everyone went out and got at least a $10 show sponsor. 
If you know of a possible major show sponsor, but do not feel comfortable with asking, just pass along their info and we'll do the calling for you!

We also have an incentive to sell sponsorships - whoever sells the most sponsorships will receive a free stall for the Holiday Classic show.
You can find all the information on sponsorships, class lists, etc on the Holiday Classic website:
If you have any questions at all please contact District 4-H Horse Council President, Richard Isley at 336-908-3302.
Thanks so much for your support in making this horse show a success!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

2013 North Carolina 4-H Forestry Contest

Registration is now open for the 2013 North Carolina Forestry Contest.

Registration form and contest memo are attached.  The state forestry contest will be held at the Schenck Forest in Raleigh on Saturday, October 5, from 10am - 4pm.  Contest activities include tree identification, tree measurement, insect and disease identification, and compass traverse.  

All contest activities follow the National 4-H Forestry Invitational guidelines and sample activities and training materials can be found at

Counties may register Junior and Senior teams, as well as individuals. Details are provided in the attached memo.




Renee L Strnad
NC State University - Extension Forestry
NC Project Learning Tree CoordinatorNC Certified Environmental Educator