Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ada County Senior Horse Bowl Study Guide

This is the most recent version of the Senior Horse Bowl study guide, revised as of October, 2014.



Ada County Junior Horse Bowl Study Guide

This is the most recent version of the Junior Horse Bowl study guide, revised as of October, 2014.

Anatomy                                                       Grooming
Behavior                                                        Health
Breeds                                                            History
Colors                                                            Horse Judging
Confirmation                                                 Internal Parasite
Digestive                                                       Jumping
Diseases                                                         Miscellaneous
Equine Activities                                           Packing
External Parasites                                          Reproduction
Feed Nutrients                                               Safety
Feeds                                                             Stable and Pasture Management
Foot Care                                                      Tack
Gaits                                                              Teeth
General Equitation                                        Trailering
Genetics                                                         Training

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Idaho 4-H License Plate

Beginning in January , 2015 the Idaho 4-H License Plate will be available for purchase! Many people worked very hard across the state to make this a reality. $22 of the purchase price of the license plate will go to fund existing programs and provide funding for new educational activities.

We hope everyone shows their support of the 4-H program by purchasing these license plates.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ada County Teens Meet and Bowl

"Come bowl with us and check out some great leadership opportunities!"

The Ada County Teen Ambassadors are hosting a bowling night to introduce our teen program with an information session followed by BOWLING!!
The Ada County Teen Ambassador group meets at the Ada County Extension Office and holds community service activities, fun and educational events, and acts as ambassadors for the Ada County 4-H Program.
The group is open for all 4-H members 13 and up. You can also join 4-H and become an ambassador too!
Hope to see you there!
  • Tuesday, November 25
  • Westy's Lanes, 5504 Alworth St, Boise (near Chinden right by the Expo Building)
  • 6 to 8 pm

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

4-H Monthly Calendar

The 4-H year is just getting started! Check out these events:

November 6: Ada County Leader's Meeting, 7 pm, Ada County Extension. The public is welcome to attend the leader's meeting.

November 7-9: State Leader's Forum, Lewiston. This is a great chance to meet 4-H leaders all over the state and exchange ideas and learn new ways of leading projects. There are workshops and trips around the area.

November 8: Deadline to register for the Ambassador Conference. Register on 4-H Online.

November 9: Deadline to register for National 4-H Conference. Register on 4-H Online.

November 11: District II Horse Council Meeting, 7 pm, Canyon County Extension.

November 13: Ada County Endowment Board Meeting. If you would like to attend this meeting please call 287-5900 for location. (The Endowment Board meets monthly and provides 4-H members with scholarships to attend 4-H events.)

November 14: Deadline to register for the 4-H Archery Certification training. The cost is $50.

November 15: Recognition Night! 6 pm, Small Animal Barn (Expo Idaho). Come help us celebrate our 4-H members and leaders as we recognize their accomplishments. There will be a potluck dinner (call 287-5900 or email dhobbs@uidaho.edu  to see what you should bring) and a silent auction that will benefit our 4-H program. Everyone is invited to attend and help us celebrate!

November 15: Teen Dance! 8:30 - 10:30 pm, Small Animal Barn. Open to youth 13 and up.

November 21-23: Ambassador Conference, Camp Ida-Haven, McCall. The conference is open to 4-H members who have been in 4-H for at least two years and are freshman and up.

November 22: Archery Certification class, Emmett. 4-H leaders who would like to teach the shooting sports curriculum must become certified through 4-H.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shooting Sports Trainings

We're always looking for new shooting sports volunteers. If you have an interest in helping youth learn about our shooting sports program which includes, safety, care for firearms, proper handling, and shooting there are trainings in this area this fall!

To help with our shooting sports program 4-H volunteers must take the 4-H certified trainings in each discipline they would like to help with. Check out these trainings:

  • Archery, November 22, Emmett. The cost of this training is $50 and the registration deadline is November 14
  • Rifle, January 10, Emmett. The cost of this training is $50 and the registration deadline is January 2.
  • Shotgun, April 11, Caldwell. the cost of this training is $50 and the registration deadline is April, 3.

The registrations are available on our website.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

4-H Ambassador Program

4-H members make the best spokespersons for the 4-H program. the purpose of the Ambassador program is to promote 4-H to youth, parents, and the community.

4-H members who are in 9th grade or above and have been in 4-H for two or more years are eligible for this program. 4-H members with an interest in promoting our program and learning to improve their public speaking skills are encouraged to apply for this program.

The registration deadline is approaching fast! Saturday, November 1 is the deadline to register. The cost for the program is $95. If you would like to learn more about the program check out this website.