(last updated 5/13/2021)
WI 4-H Horse Scholarship Information and Application (PDF, 4 pages, 300 KB)
CCHP officers 2020-2021 (PDF, 1 page)
CCHP Checklist to Show at the Columbia County Fair (PDF, 2 pages, 421 KB)
CCHP Guidelines-by Laws (PDF, 10 pages, 243 KB)
Are you totally confused or lost with the horse project? Please email the Columbia County Horse Council: CCHP4H@gmail.com
MEETINGS: Horse Project Meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Poynette Middle School. If new, please contact a Horse Council member for the next meeting information.
2020 CCHP Schedule (PDF, 2 pages)
For all those planning to showing a horse at the fair, CCHP (Columbia County Horse Project) is a chartered group under Columbia County 4H Youth Development. We have officers and hold general meetings, clinics, shows and fundraisers. Please review the checklist above! To show at the fair you must be a member in good standing with CCHP.
For all those planning to showing a horse at the fair, CCHP (Columbia County Horse Project) is a chartered group under Columbia County 4H Youth Development. We have officers and hold general meetings, clinics, shows and fundraisers. To show a horse at the fair you must be a member in good standing with CCHP. Any inside exhibits such as model horse, educational displays and horse clothing are exempt from the following requirements.
Here are our requirements to be a member in good standing;
– Attend 1 general meeting, except grade 13 members are excluded.
January through April meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Poynette Middle School at 6:30pm. May and June meetings are usually held during lunch break at a clinic.
– Volunteer Time
Each member must put in 4 hours, max of 6 hours per family, (2 or more members in a family), of volunteer time. Any family member or friend can do the required time. Volunteer opportunities are working at one of the shows. There are up to 22 slots to fill at each show, most are 2 hours in length, some are 4. We host 3 shows usually, the team fundraiser show, pleasure show and speed day at the fair.
I have done this.
– May 1st paperwork deadline May 1 or at MY first clinic Hand in a current negative coggins and horse ID form for up to 6 horses, a signed Code of Conduct and liability release form. All paperwork MUST be handed in on the last clinic on the schedule. Members may replace an ID project horse up to July 15. See guidelines for details.
– Attend 2 clinics, 1 with a horse.
Members must attend 2 CCHP sponsored clinics. See bylaws for definition of participation.
I have done this.
– Fee $50 per single family member, max of $100 per family
We are financially self sufficient with the exception of the model horse show, clothing and educational displays at the Columbia County Fair. The fair pays for the judge and ribbons for those. CCHP pays for all other judges, awards, clinicians and fees related to the horse projects. Hardship sponsorships are available.
– 50/50 Raffle tickets
Each family should sell 10 raffle tickets. Once you have possession of your allotted tickets, you are financially responsible to CCHP for $100. Lost tickets must be paid for and may not be replaced.
– Each family is asked to serve on a committee.
It’s a lot easier if we all share the work. Here are the choices: fundraising, show, awards, volunteer, building and grounds.
Any families wanting a mentor to help you through the requirements….just ask!
CCHP does run a highpoint system for attendance at meetings, special events and clinics. Awards are given at the banquet in November.
More Columbia County 4H information can be found at- https://columbia.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-youth-development
Each member/family is responsible for signing in at meetings and volunteering to receive credit.
Documents Needed By May 1st:
- CCHP Horse ID Form(PDF, 1 page, 67 KB)
- CCHP Release from Liability(PDF, 1 page, 11 KB)
- Code of Conduct (PDF, 1 page, 272 KB)
Wisconsin State 4-H Horse Association (for information about current year state level horse calendar and activities, click this link)
- Showmanship Basics (PDF, 8 pages, 9.22 MB)
- Horse Clipping Tips (PDF, 4 pages, 4.17 MB)
- Horsemanship Patterns (PDF, 9 pages, 207 KB)
- Eliminate Western Riding Lead-Change Anticipation (PDF, 3 pages, 265 KB)
- Train Your Horse to Wait for Your Cues (PDF, 2 pages, 188 KB)
- Reining: Five Keys to Consistency (PDF, 3 pages, 319 KB)
- What is a Pocket? (PDF, 6 pages, 1.24 MB)