Maine 4-H Days - 2013 Maine 4-H Days Horse Track
Horse (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
The horse track is a foundational horsemanship program that provides an educational group experience for 4-H members of all abilities (ages 5-18) in a safe and fun environment. Current 4-H members ages 5 to 18 are encouraged to come with their horses or horseless; each will be sure to gain horse knowledge for their project. There will be a Cloverbud track offered as well as lead line classes. If your Cloverbud intends on entering lead line classes he/she needs to have a VOLT trained assistant with horse experience ready to lead the horse and rider in their assigned classes. Horses may arrive anytime after 2:00 pm on Thursday and are checked out Sunday.
Schedule: subject to change
The following levels of riding clinics will be offered:
- Cloverbud (lead line)
- Class 1 (W/T)
- Class 2 (W/T/C basic)
- Class 3 (W/T/C novice)
- Class 4 (W/T/C controlled & working on finishing touches for competitions)
Thursday: Check in, register at Main office for weekend event, assessment ride
Friday: Assessment ride, ground work, mounted lesson & parade
Saturday: Craft clinics, mounted lesson, unmounted clinics, Jr. Quiz Bowl Challenge & Silent Auction to benefit ESE Teams
Sunday: Mounted clinics am 12:00 to 3:00 pm
- DO NOT unload animals until vaccination records have been checked by Cathy Thomas, Terry Swazey or Liz Heath
- Approved helmets are required while around horses and handling.
- Riding boot with at least ½” heel required
- Dress appropriately for riding session (no spaghetti strap shirts or shorts)
- When riding during free ride, rider shall have responsible adult at ring side
Forms required with registration: July 1st deadline will strictly be adhered too
- Helmet Waiver Form Word / PDF
- Current Vaccination Records to include: Rabies, Neg. Coggins, EVH1 (rhino), Influenza
- See the horse vaccination statement
Stall Management: Tie stalls (not box stalls) are available at Windsor Fairgrounds.
- Please bring and install a ‘butt board.” This could be chain, rope, or a 2″x 4″x 8′ board, anything that will secure the horse in the stall whether the head is tied or not. In the past we have used chain covered with PVC pipe, double ended spans and eye hooks. Also 2″x 4″ boards with double ended spans and eye bolts. For easy installation bring: cordless screw gun, hammer, large screw driver, 4 eye bolts, and double ended snaps (2 per rope/board/chain). We are not guaranteed use of the sheep/goat panels; if there are any left over from the sheep/goat track for horse use, please be prepared to bring three large eye hooks, chain (a chain lead works) and double ended snap.
- Bring your own bedding, sawdust will NOT be provided.
- Bring a water hose if you think you will need one.
- All stalls must be RAKED out and manure disposed of in the manure pit BEFORE leaving the grounds for the weekend. Please come prepared with wheelbarrow/muck bucket, forks, & rake.
- Please leave the Windsor Fairground as clean as or cleaner than you found it.
- Windsor Fair graciously allows us to use the fairgrounds, we ask, as leaders, volunteers and members to uphold the 4-H standards at all times ~ ”Leave it better then you found it.”
- Please be prepared to offer a hand when asked to help with maintaining the area.