4-H Horse Program

The Oceana County 4-H Horse Developmental Committee (HDC) oversees the 4-H Horse Project. For voting purposes, it is made up of two members from each 4-H horse club, one adult and one teen. However, everyone in the horse project is invited to attend the meetings so we can get as much input as possible. The committee makes all of the rules and guidelines for this project and is also in charge of all of the ribbons, awards, trophies, planning and organizing of the horse camp, shows, tack sale and making recommendations for judges for the fair. It supports itself financially through the tack sale and other fundraisers. This committee also provides a scholarship for any horse project member attending 4-H Exploration Days at Michigan State University.

Oceana County Horse Developmental Committee Officers 2015-2016

  • Chad Coppess- President
  • Erin Ross - Vice President
  • Aaron Velat - Treasurer
  • Mary Yeager - Secretary

For further HDC information, please see the following documents:                                     

HDC Meetings

If you would like to have some input on the 4-H horse program, please come to the HDC meetings which are held once a month. Without participation in HDC, we would not be able to hold all of the programs that we do now. If you are interested in receiving a monthly postcard to remind you of the meetings, please call the office at 231-873-2129.

HDC Minutes

Horse Program Forms

Oceana County 4-H Horse Project Registration is due to the office no later than May 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  This project registration pack inludes a picture, parent acknowledgement form and a valid 2016 negative Coggins. 

OCHDC_Rules_regs_2016_.pdf

Notebooks: 

HDC_Level_1_Notebook_2016.pdf

HDC_Level_2_Notebook_2016.pdf

HDC_level_3_Notebook_2016.pdf

HDC_Level_4_Notebook_2016.pdf

Level Tests: 

OCHDC Open Youth Horse Shows

         NEW ** 2016 OCHDC Open Youth & Adult Shaggy Show **      OCHDC_Shaggy_Show_Bill_2016.pdf

Tab Sheet for those attending the Oceana County Fair can be found on their website or here at:  horse_tab_sheet_2016_fair.pdf

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