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.

2017-2018 Committee Officers

Youth President: Sydney Pallas  •   Adult President:  Mike DeFour  •   Youth Vice-President: Mackenzie Breathour  

Adult Vice-President: Sandi Pallas   •  Treasurer: Kathy DeFour  •   Youth Secretary: Maddie McDonald  

Adult Secretary: Michelle Porter  •   Point Secretary: Rod Porter

Committee Meeting Dates and Minutes

2019 Committee Meeting Dates

  • January 28, 2019 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
  • February 25, 2019 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
  • March 25, 2019 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
  • April 22, 2019 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
  • May 20, 2019 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township (tentative)

Guidelines and Resources


Macomb County 4-H Horse Project Recognition Banquet - Sunday, October 27, 2019

Add Book Fundraiser

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.

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 25, 2019 - light horses
  • June 1, 2019 - minis/drafts
  • June 8, 2019 - minis/drafts
  • June 15, 2019 - light horses
  • June 22, 2019 - light horses (double judge)
  • June 29, 2019 - minis/drafts
  • August 3, 2019 - Warm & Sunny Show
  • August 11-18, 2019 - Armada Fair

Macomb County 4-H Horse Show Forms and Patterns 2019

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.


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