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MSU Department of Animal Science - Horse Youth Program

4-H Horse & Pony Project Snapshot

St. Joseph County 4-H Horse Council 2024 Board Members & Active Clubs

  • President - Danielle Sackrider
  • Vice President - Racheal Hartman
  • Secretary - Katie Staples
  • Treasurer - Connie Miracle
  • Deputy Treasurer - Cindy Mingus
  • Social Media - Shajnett Huffman
  • Clubs (with Organizational Leader's name):
    • Desperados - Mindy Stuart & Shajnett Huffman
    • Town & Country Riders - Teresa Howk & Cindy Mingus
    • Tumbleweed - Julie Bruce, Racheal Hartman, & Katie Staples

Enrollment/Registration/Entry Forms

Awards - updated July 2023


  • County Qualifier
    • Pleasure & Dressage
    • Gymkhana
    • Miniature & Driving
  • Driving & In-Hand 4-H Only Show
  • Dressage Fundraiser
  • Gymkhana Fundraiser - July 27, 2024
  • Pleasure Fundraiser

Current Year Meeting Minutes

2024 Workout Schedules

County Rules & Regulations

Non-4-H Horse Riding

In strictly 4-H sponsored events (such as an all 4-H show or workouts), adults and children who are not 4-H members or leaders may not ride any horse on the premises, even if they are the owner of said horse. 4-H and Michigan State University's insurance policy covers only 4-H members and leaders and all riders must fall under this coverage at strictly 4-H events. This policy does not apply to 4-H sponsored open shows.

Pony Information

Horse Science Report Forms

Driven Dressage Tests

Ridden Dressage Tests

Meeting Minutes


For Horse Council minutes prior to 2021, please contact the St. Joseph County MSU Extension Office.