4-H horse identification forms for the Lancaster Country Super Fair are due in the extension office by June 1. Late ID forms WILL NOT be accepted. Take the time to fill forms out completely and thoroughly. Draw your horse’s markings on the picture as accurately as you can. Also, be sure to indicate the horse’s color on the drawing.
ID forms are available online at http://animalscience.unl.edu/web/anisci/anscextensionequine4hhorseprogram and at the Extension office. If you do use the online form, be sure and make a copy for yourself before sending it to the Extension office.
4-H Life Challenge judging contests help youth learn more about issues related to family and consumer science (FCS). This is a Lancaster County Super Fair 4-H Contest. Preregister by May 30 by calling 402-441-7180 (there is no entry form).
The Junior Division is for ages 8-11. Contact Tracy for a study packet for the Junior Life Challenge.
The Senior division is for ages 12-18. This is separate from the statewide Life Challenge Contest to be held July 1-2 on UNL East Campus, Lincoln.
All counties are welcome. This clinic/show/fundraiser will be set up in the district format and all 4-H age groups can participate. There will be walk-trot classes. This will be an excellent opportunity for all 4-H riders to practice for districts. It will also be a great opportunity for elementary age riders to experience the district format even if they aren’t yet old enough for state.
We plan to have two on-the-rail individual workout demonstration rides. We are asking the judge to narrate throughout the demonstration rides explaining exactly what district judges will be looking for. We also plan to have a judge’s comment sheet for each 4-H’er after their individual rail rides. The purpose is to provide riders with a brief evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of the ride.
Preregistration is not required. Riders must be in 4-H attire. Concessions will be available on site. Stalls are available for $15 a day. Lancaster Event Center shavings must be used ($8 a bag). Stall arrangements must be made through the Lancaster Event Center at 402-441-65445.
Stay for Sunday’s Open Horse Show presented by Salt Creek Wranglers. For more information, go to
The 4-H Horse VIPS Committee will also hold a tack swap, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Items will be accepted day of, so dust off unused items in your closets, garages, and barns for a good cause and some extra cash! It's free to list items or to shop at the swap! 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Horse VIPS Committee. Unsold items can be donated to 4-H or picked up at 3:30 p.m.
Due to inclement weather, the Middle Cross Schooling Show scheduled for May 4 was postponed until Sunday, June 2. If interested in riding, call Jennifer at 402-560-3319 to check on availability of open ride times. Everyone is invited to come watch and learn.
The Lancaster County Horse VIPS Committee is sponsoring a Middle Cross Dressage Schooling Show. This fundraiser/clinic is open to all youth and adults. Coleman has ridden through Grand Prix and is an “L” rated judge.
The 4-H Council is composed of youth and adults working together in the interest of promoting activities of Lancaster County 4-H. 4-H Council is responsible for determining long- and short-term goals and policy for Lancaster County 4-H. They also raise funds by staffing a food booth at the Lancaster County Fair. These funds help support 4-H programs, activities and scholarships. Meetings are normally held the first Tuesday of each month.