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Trot together with the 4-H Horse Project

What is it? Youth in the Horse Project develop leadership, build character and experience the pride of owning and/or interacting with a horse or pony.

What will I learn? Through clinics, workshops and education, youth will find opportunities to learn about horsemanship, training, riding, veterinary care and more! 

Who can participate? Programs are open for any youth aged Kindergarten – Grade 13, whether you have a horse or not!

View our Horse Project Orientation Presentation

2019-20 Programs

Cloverbuds – Designed learning experiences for kids K-2nd grade
Central 4-H Camp – Horsemanship skills in a regional camp setting
County Fair Show – Fun and competitive show with trips to State Show
Dan Patch – Award program for youth demonstrating leadership skills
Drill Team – Choreographed maneuvers, music and horses
Encampment – Three day camp filled with clinics, friends and fun
Four Horseshoes –Mentoring and riding for riders with disabilities
Horse Bowl – Knowledge contest to promote equine education
Horse Leasing – Participate in shows using another family’s horse
Horse Training – Step-by-step process to help members train a horse
Horseless Horse – Hands on care and education if you do not lease or own a horse
Speech/Demos– Improve your presentation skills sharing about horses
Western Heritage – Traditional horse activities (roping, tying, sorting)
Winter Roundup – Three day leadership retreat for horse enthusiasts

2019-2020 Horse Project Calendar

*all dates are tentative check with the chairperson

October 24th – Horse Project PDC Meeting (Change due to 3rd Thursday being MEA)-PDC Member Elections-6:30, North Branch Library
November 21st – Horse Project PDC Meeting-6:30, North Branch Library
January 16th – Horse Project PDC Meeting-6:30, North Branch Library
February 20th – Horse Project PDC Meeting-6:30, North Branch Library
May 23 - Horse Encampment, Chisago County Fairgrounds (more information coming soon)
June 18th - Horse Project Meeting-6:30– PDC meeting at 6:00, Chisago County Community Center
July 9th – Animal Science Night and Horse Project Meeting-6:00 pm- Chisago County Fairgrounds

Volunteer Contacts

PDC/Project Meetings – Christina Fasbender 651-303.4681 or or Beth Grube 651-249-6671 or

Drill team practice is ongoing, and the time and place will be determined. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Grube – 651-249-6671 or

Horseless Horse Practice will be determined by participates. If you are interested in this program contact Shannon Huberty 651-210-2344 or

4 Horseshoe – Riders with Disabilities – practice will be May through August, time and place will be determined. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Bethany Rivard 651-447-3108 or

Staff Contacts

Extension Educator, Chisago County – Jeremy Freeman, / 651-277-0150
Extension Support staff, Chisago County – Sue Humble, / 651-277-0151