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Horses

Horses

girl riding a horse No matter what your interest in horses may be, there is something for everyone in the 4-H horse program! Youth involved in the 4-H horse program area learn responsibility and commitment to a project. The time invested in caring for, riding and training horses improves the quality of life for youth while at the same time teaching life and work skills such as time management, record keeping, problem solving, goal setting and many others.

Members do not need to own a horse to participate in the 4-H horse program. 4-H members will learn about horses at their local 4-H club meetings as well as at state 4-H horse workshops and events. In addition, 4-H members have fun competing in educational contests at the county, state and even national level. While 4-H is not a riding instruction program, members do sometimes ride horses as part of 4-H their activities and 4-H does sponsor horse shows.

For more information, contact your local 4-H office.

Free Massachusetts Horse magazines for all 4-H'ers and volunteers.

Simply email us with your club name, leader name, USPS mailing address, and how many magazines you are requesting for your club.

Email for more information

Free Massachusetts Horse Junior Horsemanship Awards.

To request a free award for your event go to: http://www.mahorse.com/junior_awards.html or email junior@mahorse.com

 

Horse Advisory Council

Membership for State Horse Advisory Council (HAC)

The membership list is updated each year at the Annual meeting held in January. If you are interested in representing your county at the State Horse Advisory Council meetings, please speak with your county educator.

2021 State Horse Advisory Council Representatives

Barnstable: Ashley Edwards, Jennifer Lewis

Berkshire: Open 

Bristol: Nick Barishian, Heather Chmura

Essex: Nancy McCarthy

Franklin: Arthur Martin

Hampden: Penny Blomgren, Brie-Anna Massoni

Hampshire: Anne Blizniak, Carolyn Ritter

Middlesex: Suzanne Ferris, Lanea Tripp, Darlene Welch

Norfolk: Shari Ackerman-Morris, Cindy Innes, Darlene Sullivan

Plymouth: Molly Vollmer

Worcester: Karla Barrows, Michelle Hunting

4-H Staff:  Carrie Chickering-Sears

 

Meeting Dates for State HAC

  ** Meeting are held either by Zoom at 6:30pm or at the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation office, 1671 Worcester Rd, Suite 403 in Framingham 

2021 Dates:

October 6, 2021 6:30pm Zoom Meeting

 

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Carrie Chickering-Sears
State 4-H Animal Specialist
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
100 Venture Way, Suite 334
Hadley, MA 01035-9462
413-545-5302
ccsears@umext.umass.edu