Horse Program Committee
Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee
The Macomb County Horse Program Committee is made up of members, leaders and parents who are involved in the horse program. There is a youth and adult executive board, with youth taking the lead at meetings and for activities. All are welcome to attend meetings.
Macomb 4-H Horse Project 2020 Aging Out Members
A special recognition video was created to celebrate and recognize the 2020 4-H horse project members who aged out. We wish them success in all their future endeavors!
2020-2021 Committee Officers
Youth President: Willow Hollingsworth • Adult President: Mike DeFour • Youth Vice-President: Marlee Bahorski
Adult Vice-President: Annette Reeves • Treasurer: Kathy DeFour • Youth Secretary: Kendall Westgate
Adult Secretary: Michelle Porter • Point Secretary: Wayne Reeves
Committee Meeting Dates and Minutes
Meetings are held at 6:30pm via Zoom. Please contact Mike DeFour for Zoom access information.
- January 27, 2020
- February 24, 2020
- March 23, 2020
- April 6, 2020
- April 27, 2020
- September 28, 2020
- October 26, 2020
- January 25, 2021
- February 22, 2021
- March 22, 2020
- April 26, 2021
- June XX (State Qualifier Meeting)
- September 27, 2021
- October 25, 2021
Guidelines and Resources
- 2021 Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Rules and Regulations
- 2019 Michigan 4-H Miniature Horse Rule Book
- Official Rule Book of the American Miniature Horse Association
- Clothing Policy
Add Book Fundraiser
- 2021 Ad Book Information Packet - Club Members
- 2021 Ad Book Information Packet - Leaders
- 2021 Ad Book Leader Letter
- 2021 Ad Book Club Tally
- 2021 Ad Book Receipt
MSUE Equine Education Spring Program
Various locations around the state ~ April each year. Please check with the office or through the website for dates.
Get ready for spring with this three presentation series on equine management and care!
State 4-H Horse Show: Members have an opportunity to participate in the state show in the light horse program by earning points during the county point shows. Please check back at a later date for information regarding this year's State 4-H Horse Show.
Ray's Riding Rascals' 4-H Club Annual Tack Sale: Come support Ray's Riding Rascals 4-H Club's annual tack sale fundraiser. It's held annually the first Saturday in March!
County Point Shows: The Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee hosts three point shows for saddle or light horses, one a double judge show in the spring, and three mini/draft shows. All shows are held at Camp Rotary, part of Wolcott Mill Metro Park, located on 29 Mile Road, east of Romeo Plank
Macomb County 4-H Horse Show Dates:
- May 22, 2021 - minis/drafts
- May 29, 2021 - minis/drafts
- June 5, 2021 - minis/drafts
- June 12, 2021 - lights
- June 19, 2021 - lights
- June 26, 2021 - lights (double judged)
- August 7, 2021 - Warm & Sunny Show
- August 16-22, 2021- Armada Fair
Macomb County 4-H Horse Show Forms and Patterns 2021
- Macomb County Show Registration Form 2021
- Western Dressage Basic Level Test 2
- Walk-Trot-Canter Trail Pattern
- Walk-Trot Trail Pattern
- Draft Ground Driving Obstacle Pattern
- Draft in Hand Trail Pattern
- Mini Draft Show Bills
- Mini Jumping Pattern
- Mini Obstacle Driving Pattern
- Mini Trail Pattern
- Mini Versatility Pattern
- Light Horse Show Bill
- English Dressage
- Horse Pattern Reigning Number 1
- Saddle Seat Pattern 1
- Horse Equitation Over Fences Number 4
Horse Award Forms
Bill Collins Award Forms: The Bill Collins Outstanding Horsemanship Award is given to a 4-H horse project member. It is awarded yearly and is based on the nominee’s overall involvement in 4-H and the 4-H Horse Program. A 4-H member to be considered for this award should be nominated by a 4-H leader. A summary of the nominee’s activities should include both the degree of involvement in and results of participation as a member of 4-H and the 4-H Horse Program. Forms are due the 2nd Monday in October.
Jane Sylvester Award Forms: Each Club registered in the Macomb County Horse & Pony Project may nominate up to 3 individuals for this award. Nominees may be any 4-H member or adult volunteer in the Macomb County 4-H Horse Project. Of the 3 individuals, only one may be a member of the club making the nomination. A single page letter of support (form attached) must accompany each nomination. Forms are due the 2nd Monday in October.
Knapp Memorial 4-H Horse Leadership Award: An annual award to recognize an adult offering outstanding leadership to young people within the Michigan Horse Program. This top leader introduces newcomers to 4-H and the horse industry, mentors young horsemen, and promotes 4-H and the horse industry within the local community. Nominations are due to the Equine specialist by July 1.