Contact Us...

If you have questions about the information posted below, send an email to the Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at Comal-tx@tamu.edu or call (830) 620-3440. View the web site: http://comal.agrilife.org

4-H Google Calendar


Comal County Rodeo Queen Contest

Interested in running for Comal County Rodeo Queen?
Comal County Rodeo Queen informational meeting
Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Comal County Fair Grounds

*This is an informational meeting only, please do not bring horses.

Questions? Call Tim Irvin at 830-214-5903

Comal County 4-H Awards Information - DUE JUNE 24, 2016

Comal County 4-H Awards – Recognizing 4-H Members for their Accomplishments (See awards packet for more information)

-          4-H Project Medals/Pins (for those who submit a recordbook)

-     Texas 4-H Recordbook Categories with Explanations

-          4-H Gold, Silver & Bronze Star Awards

o   Gold Star Award (quota determined by state office):
§  For those members who have completed at least 9th grade and have completed at least 3 years in 4-H 
§  Members must submit an awards program recordbook
§  Member must have completed projects in 3 different project areas and participated in one or more activities in at least 3 areas (see awards packet)
§  Members must have exhibited leadership skills by serving as officer, committee chair or junior/teen leader in an activity or project
§  Member must have participated in 1 or more community service activities.

o   Silver Star (I Dare You) Award (maximum of 3 awarded):
§  For members who have completed at least 9th grade and meet all of the Gold Star criteria listed above 

o   Bronze Star (maximum of 3 awarded):
§  For members who have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade and have completed at least 2 years in 4-H
§  Members must submit an awards program recordbook
§  Member must have completed projects in 3 different areas and participated in 1 or more activities in at least 3 areas (see awards packet).
§  Member must have exhibited  leadership skills by serving as a club officer or committee member and/or a junior or teen leader in an activity or project
§  Member must have participated in 1 or more community service activities.

Rookie of the Year Award
A maximum of one 4-H member from each Comal County 4-H Club may be chosen by the club managers as a Rookie of the Year. This award is given ONLY to FIRST-YEAR 4-H members who complete a recordbook and have participated in one activity in two different project areas. See awards packet for more information.

Club Scrapbook Award
Each Comal County 4-H Club has the opportunity to enter a club scrapbook in this annual contest. Scrapbooks are compiled throughout the year and due at the end of the 4-H year, prior to the Awards Program. Scrapbooks are judged according to the Comal County 4-H Club Scrapbook Scorecard in the awards packet. Scrapbooks are DUE August 1st in the Extension office. Format must be one of the following:
-          Traditional Scrapbook – printed photographs and memorabilia in a traditional scrapbook format. Must be smaller than 13” x 17”.
-          Digital Scrapbook – use a digital scrapbook format; submit an electronic copy on flash drive or CD OR print the pages and submit hard copy of the scrapbook.
-          PowerPoint Presentation – submit a PowerPoint presentation on a flash drive or CD.
-     Sample scorecard is in the awards packet.

Special 4-H Awards – We are looking for SPECIAL PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS and BUSINESSES to recognize and thank for their support of 4-H!

4-H members, leaders and parents may submit nominations for the awards below. Award recipients are chosen by Comal County 4-H Council executive officers and each recipient is recognized with a plaque at the Awards Program in August. The very short nomination form is available in the awards packet.

Alumni Award
To earn the Alumni Award, an individual must be a former 4-H member. This person must have been involved as an Adult Leader, taught 4-H projects, or given assistance to the 4-H program in some manner. Exemplary leadership, citizenship and concern for youth are further qualifications.

Friend of 4-H Award
This is awarded to an individual outside of the 4-H organization who has made a very special contribution to 4-H through his or her time, influence or special support.

Meritorious Service Award
This award is presented to a business or organization which has given outstanding support to the 4-H program.

Honorary 4-H Member Award
This award is given to a person who has served 4-H with loyalty, enthusiasm, leadership, and support, and who works or has worked directly with the 4-H program.

TAMU Horse Judging Camps

The 10th annual TAMU Horse Judging Camps will be held June 22-24 and July 6-8 for youth ages 12-18.  This is a great opportunity to judge several live classes and practice reasons in a one on one with previous and current coaches and members of the TAMU Horse Judging Team.  Click here to go to our website and register online.  No previous experience is required to attend. 


Taylor County 4-H Horsemanship School

The Taylor County 4-H Horse Club will host a 4-H horsemanship clinic this summer. All ages and levels of riders are welcome. You will learn basic horsemanship, tack and horse theft awareness. Limited to 20 riders!

The school will be June 3 & 4, 2016 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Emerald Gates Ranch, 1225 South Hwy 83/84 in Abilene. Cost is $65 each, which includes snacks and lunch both days. No stalling available.

For more information, contact Heather Ryan (heatherryan14@gmail.com or 512-848-9608) or Vicki Patton (325-668-6948).

County Extension Facebook Page - LIKE this!

Please go to our Comal County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Facebook page and LIKE it! We are shutting down our 4-H page as 4-H info will be always be posted on the blog and some info will make its way to the office Facebook page, as well. 

Find out all about Extension - what we do, programs offered, etc. We love 4-H, but we're so much more!

For example: Did you know we have a series of DIY Saturdays going on? Classes are from 9 am to 11 am and cost is $15 per person. We must have payment in advance (exact change or checks payable to Comal Program Council).

We've already had a backyard chickens program in April and the big Open House in May (over 400 people attended!). Here's the schedule for the rest of the year:

June 11 - Pickle Perfect - How to can pickles! Only one opening left in this class. 

July 9 - Catching Rainwater - How to make your own rain barrel

August 13 - Bat Frenzy - How to make your yard a safe haven with a bat box

September 10 - Fall Gardening - Gardening pointers and garden tour

October 8 - Herbs Galore - How to grow and cook with seasonal herbs

November 12 - Gifts from the Kitchen - Get gift ideas for easy, inexpensive Christmas gifts lovingly made from your kitchen

Texas 4-H Shooting Sports State Games now open!

Registration for Texas 4-H Shooting Sports State Games is open for all disciplines:

Step 1: 4-H Connect (General registration and payment submission) is open through June 15.

Step 2: iClays (specific event entry and scheduling) is now available for all disciplines—Archery, HMPR (Hunting, Muzzleloading, Pistol, & Rifle), & Shotgun


The State Games Handbook containing all the pertinent event information, detailed registration instructions, etc, is available on the Shooting Sports webpage: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/shooting-sports under the “Contests” tab.

County Livestock Show Checks are IN!

If you have completed and turned in your thank you cards for your county show livestock buyers, you may now stop by and pick up your auction checks! Quite a few of you still have your floor checks here, as well.

And no, they cannot be left out for you, nor will they be mailed to you. Please stop by - you must sign for your check(s).

Please get those thank you notes done, if you haven't yet. They need to be turned in to the Extension office written, addressed, stamped and unsealed. Please remember that notebook paper is NOT APPROPRIATE for these thank you cards. If you haven't found out who your buyers were yet, you can email Janet for your list (jlsweet@ag.tamu.edu). You must write thank you cards to each of the buyers on your list!

These checks are for ANIMALS ONLY - those that were auctioned off at the Comal County Junior Livestock Show in March.

Poultry Orders! TURKEY and BROILER info!

New rule for this year for broilers purchased for MAJOR LIVESTOCK SHOWS (San Antonio, Houston/Austin, State Fair) - Families with multiple exhibitors in the same household will now be allowed to share an order of broilers when selecting birds to bring to the major livestock shows. If you need clarification of this rule, click here.

State Fair of Texas Broilers: Due June 10, 2016 - Must be ordered in multiples of 25, maximum of 75 per exhibitor, or a maximum of 75 per family, if sharing the set of birds with multiple exhibitors. Cost of chicks is $1.25 each. Payment in full must accompany order. Pickup date will be August 25th.  State Fair livestock show entries are due August 15th!

Turkey Orders: Due June 10, 2016 - Must be ordered in multiples of 25, maximum of 75 per exhibitor, or a maximum of 75 per family, if sharing the set of birds with multiple exhibitors. Cost of poults is $3.50 each. Payment in full must accompany order. Pickup date will be sometime the first week of November.

Broiler Orders: Due September 15, 2016 - There will be one order for the Houston and Austin stock shows, and one order for the San Antonio and County birds. Cost is $1.25 per chick. Payment in full must accompany order. Pickup date will be sometime mid-January, 2017.

Bring exact change or checks made payable to Comal 4-H Council to pay for your chicks and poults.

Please remember that ORDERING BIRDS does NOT enter you in any livestock shows. Livestock show entries are usually taken in early November. Watch your email, the newsletter and the blog for more info!




4-H Livestock 101 - Learn about Livestock Projects!





RSVP by
May 23rd!

Range Camp - June 20-22, 2016

The Comal-Guadalupe Soil & Water Conservation District #306 is sponsoring their 21st annual Range Camp June 20-22, 2016. This year's camp will be held at the Slumber Falls Camp Facilities in New Braunfels on River Road.

There is a $75 registration fee. The District will pay for all expenses, including lodging, drinks and meals.

What do you need to bring?

- Minor's release, signed by parent or guardian
- Camp rules and policies, signed by participant and parent/guardian
- Bedroll and pillow
- Swimming suit
- Life jacket, if necessary
- Old tennis shoes for river swimming
- Casual clothes, CLOSED TOE SHOES (you will be walking through some brush and high grass areas)
- Personal medications
- Mosquito and insect repellent
- Towels and wash cloths
- Toiletries - soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
- Sun screen
- Hat or cap
- Cardboard Coke box flats (25-40) 12" x 16" - CUT TO SIZE with flaps cut off
- Newspaper (80 sheets or more)
- Your plant press (if you attended a previous range camp)

For the forms, you can contact Janet at the Comal County Extension office (jlsweet@ag.tamu.edu) or you can contact Beverly at the Soil and Water Conservation District directly at 830-379-0930 x100.




Leadership Lab - registration is OPEN!

Leadership Lab registration is now open.

Also, District Council officer applications are open on the District 10 web page. They can be found at this page http://d104-h.tamu.edu/district-4-h-council/.


Please be sure to get your applications submitted prior to the deadline (May 31, 2016).

Dance at the Courtyard Marriott!

District 6 is holding their Leadership Lab here in New Braunfels and have invited all actively enrolled Comal County 4-H members, 8th through 12th grade, to join them for a DANCE at the Courtyard Marriott on Thursday, June 16th. See the flyer for all the info - make some new friends at the dance!

Bulverde 4-H Club's May meeting

The Bulverde 4-H Club held its monthly meeting and end of the year party on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Twin Sisters Hills Ranch.  There were 9 members, 7 parents and 4 guests present. 
We had election of officers.  Next year’s officers will be:
President                               Kaitlyn Keil
1st Vice President                 Reagan Hoffmann
2nd Vice President                Cody Stricker
3rd Vice President                 Bryan Haddock
Secretary                              Lucas Bryand
Reporter                                Addison Markle
Parliamentarian                    Reagan Hoffmann
Historian                               Curtis Stricker
Council Delegates                Reagan Hoffmann, Clay Hoffmann, Bryan Haddock
Alternate Delegates              Cody Stricker, Curtis Stricker


 We enjoyed a cookout of hamburgers and all the fixings, kayaking, fishing and having a great time together on the beautiful pond and ranch. 
Our next meeting will be September 12, 2016 at the Rahe Bulverde Elementary School cafeteria. 

Reporter:  Curtis Stricker   

Validation Dates for 2016-2017 4-H Year

Steer and Heifer Validation:  
June 13, 2016 - 8 a.m. to noon - Fairgrounds

State Fair Animal Validation: 
June 20, 2016 - 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Fairgrounds

Lamb & Goat Validations:
October 11, 2016 - 9 a.m. - Smithson Valley High School
October 12, 2016 - New Braunfels High School - Time TBA

Swine Validation:
Week of November 14-18 - Time and Place TBA

Mandatory Barn Meetings Set!

For those of you who want to house a 2016-2017 4-H project in the Extension barns, the barn meetings have been set! 

Mandatory barn meetings are scheduled for:

May 11, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - Extension Meeting Room

Additional Barn Meeting set for:
June 13, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - Extension Meeting Room

July 18, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - Extension Meeting Room

August 16, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - Extension Meeting Room

You MUST attend one of these meetings in order to house an animal at the Extension facility. The stalls are filled on a first come-first paid basis after you have attended a barn meeting and signed a Barn Boarder Agreement. 

**New this year: You may come prepared to pay for your stalls at the barn meeting - you will need to sign the agreement and pay $75 per head for lambs, goats and hogs - exact change or check made payable to Comal County. Horses are $100 a month (for stall and paddock).

**Be sure to read the Barn Boarder Agreement - there are some changes this year! The agreement is posted on our web site. Click here to read the Barn Boarder Agreement and Facility Rules. 

If you need a printed copy of the 2016-2017 Barn Boarder Agreement, they are available at the Extension office. Signed agreements will not be accepted until you have attended a barn meeting.

2016-2017 Vet Science Officers

President: Makenzie Knipe
Vice-President: Sarina Mims
2nd Vice-President: Clay Elbel
Secretary/Reporter: Cortney Myers
Parliamentarian: Allison King
Health & Safety Officer: Bridget Martin 

Council Delegates: Allison King, Valkyrie Myklebust, Cortney Myers
Alternate Delegate: Rebecca Aylesworth

Official District Contest Results!

Leaders 4 Life Contest
2nd place team: Claire Schaeferkoeter, Colton Kadlacek, Dylan Wunderlich, Madilyn Howell, Rylee Wunderlich


Meat Judging Contest
Senior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Barrett Kerr
4th place: Katie Price

Senior Teams:
2nd place: Barrett Kerr, Caleb Elzey, Clay Elbel, Cody Elbel
3rd place: Katie Price, Keith Shoemake, Andie O'Brien, Parker Lee


Range & Pasture ID Contest
Junior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Kasen Kreusler
2nd place: Reagan Ackermann
4th place: Owen Vollbrecht

Junior Teams:
1st place: Kasen Kreusler, Owen Vollbrecht, Reagan Ackermann
3rd place: Ray Allen Schaefer, Weston Ackermann, Wyatt Edwards

Intermediate High Point Individuals:
1st place: Davis Mathews
2nd place: Keene Kreusler
3rd place: Kylee Edwards

Intermediate Team:
1st place: Davis Mathews, Keene Kreusler, Kylee Edwards

Senior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Hayden Mathews
3rd place: Phillip Vineyard

Senior Team:
3rd place: Caitlyn Homewood, Hayden Mathews, Helena MacCrossan, Phillip Vineyard


Range Evaluation Contest
Junior High Point Individuals:
2nd place: Owen Vollbrecht
4th place: Reagan Ackermann

Junior Team:
2nd place: Kasen Kreusler, Owen Vollbrecht, Reagan Ackermann

Intermediate High Point Individuals:
1st place: Davis Mathews

Intermediate Team:
1st place: Davis Mathews, Keene Kreusler, Kylee Edwards

Senior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Hayden Mathews
4th place: Phillip Vineyard

Senior Team:
3rd place: Caitlyn Homewood, Hayden Mathews, Helena MacCrossan, Phillip Vineyard


Soil Judging Contest
Junior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Dylan Wunderlich
2nd place: Claire Schaeferkoeter
3rd place: Isabella Martin
4th place: Braxton Alexander
5th place: Rylee Wunderlich

Junior Teams:
1st place: Claire Schaeferkoeter, Isabella Martin, Jena Rust, Rylee Wunderlich
2nd place: Braxton Alexander, Dylan Wunderlich, Kristofer Wantzloeben

Intermediate High Point Individuals:
1st place: Kayla Wunderlich
2nd place: Ty Schaeferkoeter

Senior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Morgan Elsworth
2nd place: Clayton Eckhardt
3rd place: Megan Eckhardt
4th place: Jacob Elsworth
5th place: Mitchell Rhodes

Senior Team:
1st place: Clayton Eckhardt, Megan Eckhardt, Mitchell Rhodes, Jacob Elsworth


Livestock Judging Contest
Junior Top Teams - Beef:
3rd place: Dylan Wunderlich, Layton Hemann, Peyton Wirebaugh

Junior Top Individuals - Sheep/Goat:
1st place: Rylee Wunderlich
5th place: Layton Hemann

Junior Top Teams - Sheep/Goat:
1st place: Abigail Cloe, Rylee Wunderlich, Wyatt Edwards
3rd place: Dylan Wunderlich, Layton Hemann, Peyton Wirebaugh

Junior Top Individuals - Swine:
2nd place: Dylan Wunderlich

Junior Top Teams - Swine:
3rd place: Dylan Wunderlich, Layton Hemann, Peyton Wirebaugh

Junior Top Individuals - Overall:
4th place: Dylan Wunderlich

Junior Top Teams - Overall:
2nd place: Dylan Wunderlich, Layton Hemann, Peyton Wirebaugh

Intermediate Top Individuals - Swine:
1st place: Kayla Wunderlich

Intermediate Top Individuals - Reasons:
1st place: Kayla Wunderlich


Fashion Show
1st place, Junior Construction-Every Day Living: Peyton Wirebaugh
1st place, Intermediate Buying-Special Interest: Reagan Hoffmann
1st place, Intermediate Construction-Every Day Living: Presley Wirebaugh
2nd place, Intermediate Construction-Semi-Formal to Formal: Lila Moseley
3rd place, Intermediate Construction-Semi-Formal to Formal: McKenna Hall
1st place, Intermediate Construction-Theatre/Costume: Nahalie Stidhem
1st place, Senior Buying-Fantastic Fashion under $25: Helena MacCrossan
1st place, Senior Buying-Semi-Formal to Formal: Jenna Hall

Storyboard
1st place, Senior Storyboard-Wearable: Helena MacCrossan

Textiles
1st place, Intermediate Textile-Household Item: McKenna Hall - BEST OF SHOW!
1st place, Intermediate Textile-Kitchen Item: Reagan Hoffmann

Duds to Dazzle
3rd place Junior Team - Sewing Zebras: Brynnleigh Miller, Hannah Pape, Madison Migura, Peyton Wirebaugh

2nd place Intermediate Team - Scissor Sisters: Claire Anderson, Lila Moseley, Nahalie Stidhem, Presley Wirebaugh, Reagan Hoffmann


Roundup
3rd place, Share-the-Fun Vocal: Payton Miner
5th place, Educational Presentation - The Broiler Project: Helena MacCrossan

Horse Quiz Bowl
1st place Intermediate Team - Comal County Mavericks: Jacy Welch, Madison Crowder, McKenna Hall, Peter Skrivanek
2nd place Intermediate Team - Comal County Wranglers: Allyson Reyna, Hannah Strahl, Nathanael Hall
1st place Senior Team - Comal County Mustangs: Bridget Martin, Ashley Fuqua, Clay Elbel, Jacey Hall
3rd place Senior Team - Comal County Cowgirls & the Rifleman: Allison King, Cheyanne Hatley, Cody Elbel, Helena MacCrossan


Sherwood's May Meeting

Sherwood 4-H Club met on May 2nd for their end of year party with 34 present (16 members and 18 adults). We had food, games and a whole lot of fun! New officers were introduced. Our next meeting will be in September.

Submitted by Kayla Wunderlich, Reporter

New Camps at the 4-H Center!

The Texas 4-H Center has an exciting summer planned but would like to highlight two camps in particular. Prime Time Xtreme Camp is in its second year and will feature high level camp activities such as Knockerball soccer, advanced challenge course, and of course, nightly dances.

Beginner Shooting Sports Camps are designed to introduce members to the 4-H Shooting Sports projects in a safe, positive environment.

For more information, go to our website at texas4hcenter.tamu.edu.


You can hold your spot at camp today by registering with a $25 deposit. Spots are going very quickly, so sign up ASAP!

District Duds to Dazzle Contest


Sewing Zebras (juniors) 
3rd place: They made "on the go place-mat" to store silverware in pockets and roll up!

Peyton Wirebaugh, Madison Migura, Brynnleigh Miller , Hannah Pape





Scissor Sisters (intermediate) 2nd place - Halie is modeling the skirt they cut from old jeans.


Reagan Hoffmann, Presley Wirebaugh, Nahalie Stidhem, Claire Anderson, Lila Moseley

District 4-H Council Officer Elections


Horse Club - May Meeting

The Comal County 4-H Horse Club met for our final meeting on 5/2/16 at the Comal County Extension office.  The Hippology team that won Reserve Champion at Western Nationals were awarded their belt buckles.  We had a horse health minute on using the Hot Walker Safely.  Members were reminded about the District and State Horse Shows.  We voted to change our meetings to the first Sunday of every month starting next year.  Our officers for next year will be:

President- Clay Elbel
First Vice President- Makenzie Knipe
Second Vice President- Ashley Fuqua
Secretary- Jacey Hall
Reporter- Cody Elbel
Treasurer- McKenna Hall
Parlimentarian- Madison Crowder
Historian- Emily Boylan

Junior Officers- Jacey Welch, Wyatt Skrivanek 
Council Delegates-  Makenzie Knipe, Emily Boylan, Peter Skrivanek, McKenna Hall, Bridget Martin (alt.)

Gruene Kountry's May Meeting

Gruene Kountry 4-H Club held their May meeting on Sunday, May 1st, at Lazy L and L Campground. There were 50 people in attendance: 22 members, 24 adults and 4 guests.

We conducted our business meeting and held the election for next year's officers.

The results:

President: DeDe Davis
1st VP:  Shelby Steinbach
2nd VP: Sarah Syamken
3rd VP: Clay Migura
Secretary: Madison Migura
Treasurer: Michael Syamken
Parliamentarian: Caitlyn Homewood
Historian: Wyatt Edwards
Reporter: Brynnleigh Miller
Council Delegates: Falon Cochran, Kylee Edwards, Keene Kreusler
Alternate Council Delegates: Alex Davis, Wyatt Edwards

We then had time to play ball and fish in the river. It was a fun afternoon.

Submitted by Kasen Kreusler, Gruene Kountry Reporter



District Horse Quiz Bowl Results


























District 10 Horse Quiz Bowl Results
Two Senior Teams Advance to State

Our horse quiz bowl teams did a great job representing Comal County at the District 10 4-H Roundup.

In the Senior Division:
 Placing 1st and advancing to State 4-H Roundup is the team of       Ashley Fuqua, Jacey Hall, Clay Elbel, and Bridget Martin.

Placing 3rd and also advancing to State 4-H Roundup was the team of Allison King, Cheyanne Hatley, Helena MacCrossan, and Cody Elbel.

In the Intermediate Division:
Placing 1st was the team of McKenna Hall, Madison Crowder, Jacy Welch, and Peter Skrivanek


Placing 2nd was the team of Nathanael Hall, Allyson Reyna, and Hannah Strahl

District 10 4-H Horse Show - June 14-15, 2016

The District 10 4-H Horse Show will be held June 14-15, 2016 at the Uvalde County Fairplex in Uvalde, Texas.

REGISTRATION ON 4-H CONNECT: MAY 2 - MAY 20, 2016 - $15 flat fee per class
MUST BE REGISTERED ON 4-H CONNECT BY MAY 20 - NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Due to County Extension Office by May 20 (but the sooner you turn it in, the sooner I can certify your entry):
- Copy of current Coggins. Coggins must be valid through the District and State Horse Show (July 31, 2016). MUST BE LEGIBLE.
- Medical Release for each exhibitor.
- Sample Registration Form from 4-H Connect. This will help us certify your entry!
- Horse Registration Papers showing sole ownership by 4-H member, their parents, brother, sister or guardian on or before May 1, 2016.
- Be enrolled in 4-H on or before May 1, 2016.

Class Changes/Scratches:
Contestants who registered by May 20, 2016 may add classes at the Horse Show or after registration closes. However, each additional class will cost the original $15 plus another $25 late registration fee (totaling $40 per class). All added classes must be paid with check only. NO REFUNDS!

Stalls & Shavings: Stalls will be pre-assigned by the District Office. DO NOT call the Uvalde County Fairplex to reserve a stall. Stalls will be paid on 4-H Connect ONLY at a cost of $20 per night. Shavings will NOT be available for sale. Exhibitors may bring their own.

***Please note: THE SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED FOR THIS YEAR***
In addition to changes in the schedule this year, we will also be offering age divisions in some of the classes. Those classes marked with an asterisk (*) will be broken into two age division. Those age divisions will be Junior/Intermediate – Grades 3-8 and Senior – Grades 9-12.

Tuesday, June 14
9:00 am-Registration opens, practice arena open, RV spaces available
10 am - National Anthem, then classes begin:
-       Showmanship at Halter
-       Registered & Grade 4 year old and younger Geldings
-       Registered & Grade 5 year old and older Geldings
-       Grand & Reserve Gelding
-       Yearling Halter Gelding Futurity
-       Registered & Grade 4 year old and younger Mares
-       Registered & Grade 5 year old and older Mares
-       Grand & Reserve Mare
-       Yearling Halter Filly Futurity
-       Yearling Longe Line Futurity

Noon – Lunch Break (approx.)

1 pm -   Approximate Time Schedule
            Main Arena
-       Hunter Showmanship*
-       Hunter Under Saddle*
-       Hunt Seat Equitation*
-       Hunt Seat Versatility (Arena #2)*
-       30 minute break
-       Western Pleasure*
-       Western Horsemanship*
-       Western Riding*
-       Stock Horse Horsemanship*
-       Trail (Arena #2)*

Wednesday, June 15
8:30 am – Registration opens, stalls available, practice arena open
10:00 am – National Anthem, then classes begin:
-       Pole Bending*
-       Barrels*
-       Stakes*
-       30 minute break
-       2 Year Old Futurity Pleasure Pattern Class (Phase 1)
-       3 Year Old Futurity Pleasure Pattern Class (Phase 1)
-       2 Year Old Futurity Versatility Class (Phase 2)
-       3 Year Old Futurity Reining Class (Phase 3)
-       2 Year Old Futurity Pleasure Class – Group (Phase 3)
-       3 Year Old Futurity Stock Horse Trail Class (Phase 2)


Remember, all horses MUST be validated by May 1, 2016. Validation is done via 4-H Connect.

The District will offer the following 28 classes in Divisions that make up the Qualifying Show. 
A 4-H’er must show in at least one class in a Division in order to ‘qualify’ for the State 4-H Horse Show in that particular division. A futurity project horse must be shown at District in order to qualify for a futurity division at State.

RV Spaces will be handled through the District 10 4-H office. The fee will be $35 for each RV spot, per night. RV spots are first come, first served. RV spots will be paid for on 4-H Connect and your assigned spot will be given to you upon check-in at the show.

District & State Entries:
A total of 28 classes will be offered at the District Show. All are qualifying classes. These classes are divided into 9 Divisions. 4-H members may enter as many of the 28 classes at District as they wish/are eligible to participate in.

Divisions/Classes:     Halter Division (1 horse per sex/4-H’er)
                                    Registered & Grade 4 year old and younger Geldings
                                    Registered & Grade 5 year old and older Geldings
                                    Champion & Reserve Gelding
                                    Registered & Grade 4 year old and younger Mares
                                    Registered & Grade 5 year old and older Mares
                                    Champion & Reserve Mare

                                    Judged Western Division (1 horse per class/4-H’er)
                                    Showmanship
                                    Western Pleasure
                                    Western Horsemanship
                                    Western Riding
                                    Trail

                                    Speed Events Division (1 horse per class/4-H’er)
                                    Barrels
                                    Pole Bending
                                    Stakes

                                    Hunter Flat Division (1 horse per class/4-H’er)
                                    Hunter Showmanship
                                    Hunter Under Saddle
                                    Hunt Seat Equitation
                                    Hunt Seat Versatility

                                    Yearling Halter Gelding Futurity Division (1 horse/4-H’er)
                                    Yearling Halter Filly Futurity Division (1 horse/4-H’er)
                                    Yearling Longe Line Futurity Division (1 horse/4-H’er)
                                    2 Year Old Futurity Division (1 horse/4-H’er)
                                    3 Year Old Futurity Division (1 horse/4-H’er)

National Anthem:
4-H members have an opportunity to apply to sing the National Anthem on either Tuesday, June 14, or Wednesday, June 15, to kick off the District 10 Horse Show. Applications should be in the form of a video in Windows Media (.wmv) or .avi file format of the 4-H member singing the National Anthem a capella. Entries are to be emailed to Todd Swift, South Region – AG Regional Program Leader, at twswift@ag.tamu.edu no later than May 20, 2016 with the following information included in the email:
-       Name
-       Address
-       City/State/Zip Code
-       Phone Number
-       Cell Phone Number
-       E-mail Address
-       County
-       Age
-       Preferred Day to Perform


Buckle Sponsorship: Businesses, groups or individuals may sponsor a belt buckle for the District 10 Horse Show. Sponsorship is $100 and is to be paid to the Texas 4-H Foundation, District 10 Account. Sponsorship forms and fees are due to the District Office by May 20, 2016. Donors will be recognized in the printed program distributed at the Horse Show, as well as announced throughout the show. Email Janet to ask for the form.