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4-H Horse Bowl is a quiz bowl for 4-H Horse members to show their knowledge in a fun yet competitive way.  This event is one of the options for horse members to complete their county activity requirement.  Please review the guidelines document to learn more about question sources and contest format.  Members should visit with their horse leader on the preferred method of registration.  Members can register using the event registration option in 4Honline or can register through their horse leader who will use the preregistration document.  Registrations are due March 3rd.

Link to 4-H Horse Bowl guidelines and registration form

2014 Horse Bowl Schedule Revised

 February 13, 2014

Both the Kootenai/Shoshone 4-H Horse Camp & Equine Retreat will be held June 22-28.  Horse Camp will be held along the Coeur d’ Alene River north of Kingston and Equine Retreat will be held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.  Sign-Ups for both events will begin on April 8th from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Kootenai County Extension Office.  Registrations will be taken after that time, but it does help us to get a good start on processing all of the registrations if they come in during that initial sign-up event.  This event is open to 4-H horse members and 4-H leaders of Kootenai/Shoshone and surrounding counties.  If you know of someone in 4-H in another county that would like to join, feel free to invite them.  Below are all of the forms you should need to answer your questions and get you registered.

Link to Horse Camp & Equine Retreat information and forms

 February 13, 2014

Kootenai/Shoshone Souper Saturday – February 22 at Lakeland Sr. High School – Begins at 8:00 am

This is a great way for leaders to get up to 3 hours of training on a variety of topics.  We will also have a Soup, Salad, Bread & Dessert contest for lunch.  It’s much like a potluck with an element of competition thrown in.  We are planning to be able to offer all of these classes, though the classes offered by the Panhandle Ambassadors may have to be canceled due to some of those youth having other obligations that day.  We hope that everyone attending will be able to find something to help them learn and grow though!  Souper Saturday 2014 schedule

Livestock Leaders meeting w/training – March 6 at the Kootenai Extension Office – Training begins at 7:30 pm

We will have a 1/2 hour Livestock Leaders meeting followed by a 2 hour training session.

Horse Leader Clinic – March 29 at Joy Richards Barn in Hayden – 2014 Horse Leaders Clinic Registration Form

This special training for Horse Leaders is a hands on clinic where they can learn new things to teach their members and how to teach them in a hands on environment.  There are a limited number of spaces, so preregistration is required.  Leaders can also audit this training if they don’t want to ride in it.

Shooting Sports Training

April 26-27, Coeur d’Alene.  This training is designed for 4-H leaders seeking their initial Shooting Sports certification in archery, hunting, pistol, rifle and/or shotgun.  Participants can obtain certification for one discipline in a single day or certification for two disciplines over the entire weekend.  [2014 Shooting Sports Registration packet]

May 10-11, Coeur d’Alene.  This training is designed for 4-H Shooting Sports leaders who have at least one year of experience since receiving their archery certification.  Participants will gain extensive knowledge and skills necessary to achieve USA Archery Level 2 certification.  [2014 – Advanced Archery Registration packet]


Those leaders just needing 1 hour of training still may want to do the online volunteer e-learning modules.  There are 4 modules to this training.  All must be completed to get credit for 1 hour of training.  Please print off the certificates of completion and submit those to the Extension Office for documentation of your training.  These are provided by Washington State University in partnership with the University of Idaho.  Please follow this link for further instructions Idaho 4-H Leader E-Learning

 January 14, 2014
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This program offers a wide variety of opportunities for members to participate in as they expand their knowledge of horses. While many of these are locally-based, opportunities do exist for youth to advance to district, state and national events.

youth standing by horsesBase Resources

These documents are basic pieces that provide information and structure for the program.


County Horse Activities

Each year 4-H horse members are required to participate in at least one county level activity to show their knowledge and skills while not on a horse.  Members have the option of participating in Horse Bowl, Oral Presentations, Horse Judging or Hippology.

Horse Show Entry Forms

Members are required to exhibit their project in an approved public place, such as a 4-H horse show.  Here are some options for our members…

Equine Retreat & Horse Camp

Horse Camp & Equine Retreat are week long, intensive learning events for horse members.  They will participate in several riding classes each day such as western, english, drill team along with others.  Participants also get to do some fun crafts and evening activities while at Camp or Retreat.

Supplemental Opportunities

These are additional opportunities for 4-H Horse members beyond the local level.

 September 3, 2013