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.

Guidelines and Resources

Events

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. 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

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.