2017 Calendar:

 

Starting Time for meetings – 7 PM at Rolling Meadows Dairy Barn (RMDB), unless otherwise designated.  Board members will try to be available for questions/answers at 6:30pm.

 

FOR EDUCATIONAL, INFORMATIONAL, AND SAFETY REASONS, THE FOND DU LAC COUNTY 4-H HORSE AND PONY PROJECT HAS IMPLEMENTED REQUIREMENTS THAT EACH EXHIBITOR (4-H AND FFA) MUST MEET IN ORDER TO EXHIBIT A HORSE AT THE FOND DU LAC COUNTY FAIR.  THESE REQUIREMENTS CONSIST OF:  ATTENDING 4 MEETINGS, AND ONE OF THE JULY FAIR MANDATORY MEETINGS (FOR A TOTAL OF 5 MEETINGS),  PARTICIPATING IN 2 FUNDRAISERS, ATTENDING 1 CLINIC FOR 2 HOURS, AND HAVING ALL REQUIRED PAPERWORK TURNED IN BY THEIR RESPECTIVE DUE DATES.  ALL FORMS, INCLUDING A COPY OF A CURRENT COGGINS TEST, MUST BE IN "HARD" COPY FORM AND TURNED INTO THE SERGEANT OF ARMS - SCANS/EMAILS OF THESE FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

Those meetings with a star (*) count towards the required four (4) meetings. Members must also attend one of the two Mandatory meetings scheduled in July (NO EXCEPTIONS!!)  They must be in good standing with the FDL County Horse and Pony Project and their club/chapter to exhibit at the County Fair or to receive any compensation (awards, fees for education, trips, etc.) with horse project funds.

 

Members must complete two (2) separate fund-raisers to be in good standings with the project.  Members may work at a Horse Project sponsored fundraiser which must be listed on the calendar below or approved by the board, and work two (2) hours at that fund-raiser.  Members may also sell $100 in product from the Seroogy or Pizza fundraisers, or collect $100 in donations to be considered as (1) fundraiser.

 

Members must attend two (2) hours at a clinic to be in good standings with the project.  Clinics are held at the Fairgrounds rain or shine unless specified. A member may also attend a state sponsored clinic only if they are unable to attend 1 of the 2 clinics being hosted by the Fond du Lac County Horse & Pony Project. The state sponsored clinics can be found on the state website: www.uwex.edu/ces/4h, go to "projects", then click on "horse", then scroll down until you see "HandBook" and click on that.  Further in this packet is the Clinic Attendance Form  that must be filled out by the clinic supervisor and turned in at the next club meeting to the Sergeant at Arms (Andy Swain).  It is suggested that you photocopy this for your own records.

  

Questions about weather cancellations can be directed to Pam Bartoli (920) 979-9181 or Julie Zimmerman (920) 948-5465. An email will be sent out from the fdlhorseproject@gmail.com address and it will be posted on facebook.

 

# – Dates count for perfect attendance ONLY.

 

$ -  Designates fund-raisers

 

Midwest Horse Fair proof-of-attendance must be in by June meeting.  Your ticket or wristband is proof of attendance.  You must have your name on the ticket/wristband when turned in for proof of attendance.  Only one will count as meeting.

 

Board of Directors meeting are held at 7:00 PM on the 1st  Monday of the month at RMDB

 

RMDB = Rolling Meadows Dairy Barn, Fond du Lac

 

***PARENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS AND EVENTS***

 

January

                8           Board of Directors, Culvers across from Menards, 7:00  PM

             *16#        Project Meeting, 7pm, RMDB, Orientation for Project members, Ice                                                  breaker activity (new***-sign up to give presentations, demos, etc. - earn  

                               horse bucks) and sign up for Style show (earn horse bucks)

  

February

                5           Board of Directors, RMDB 7:00 PM

             *21#        Project Meeting, 7pm, RMDB, finalize plans for Tack Swap. Liability,
                           Rules & Constitution forms to be signed & turned in.  Style show  

          $23          Tack Swap set-up at FDL Co Fairgrounds 6-8:00 PM

          $24          Tack Swap at FDL Co Fairgrounds 9 AM - 1 PM Doors open at 7 AM, food stand

 

                    $ - Begin Seroogy Candy Bar Sale – Pam Bartoli

March 

               5            Board of Directors, RMDB 7:00 PM

           ?            Model Horse project meeting 7:30 - 9pm, RMDB

          *20#        Project meeting, 7pm, RMDB, Learning centers - headed up by the Youth Board                              (variety of educational topics)

 

April 

               Open riding at Fairgrounds EVERY  Weds & Thursday  **MUST CLEAN UP any manure or garbage and take home

                   $ - Pizza Fundraiser

                 2          Board of Directors, 7pm, RMDB

             ?          Model Horse Project meeting, 7:30 - 9PM, RMDB

              *17#        Project meeting, 6:30pm, Tour "Horse Farm" TBD                         

          *20-22      Midwest Horse Fair – Madison, BRING PROOF OF ATTENDANCE BY                                                  JUNE MEETING ONLY!!!

 

May                 I.D. FORMS, COGGINS,  AND STALL RESERVATIONS DUE AT MAY MEETING!! Failure to hand in on time, disqualifies you from showing your horse at Fair or to receive any compensation (awards, fees for education, trips, etc) with horse project funds..  No late entries accepted.  Give to Sergeant at Arms, Andy Coates. 

 

                 5            Horse Bowl, Hippology State Competition

              7            Board of Directors, RMDB 7:00 PM

              ?            Model Horse Project meeting, 7:30 - 9PM, RMDB  

             19           CLINIC #1 - Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds 10am: Fuzzy Wuzzy judge as                                clinician?

            $20           Fuzzy Wuzzy Open Horse Show, FDL County Fairgrounds, 9am.

              *15#           Project Meeting, 7pm, RMDB, How to fill out your record book forms, fair tags,

                            and Q&A on Fair. Barn and Fair rules and policies through "skits" -                                          presented by the Youth


 ***FOR THOSE WHO NEED HELP OR HAVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING FAIR ENTRIES, COME EARLY AND BRING YOUR FAIRBOOKS– 6:30PM ***

 June   

              4              Board of Directors, 7pm, RMDB

              ?              Model Horse Project meeting, 7:30 - 9PM, RMDB

           *19#            Project Meeting, 7pm, Pine Ridge Paints, N5555 Pine Rd. Eden, 53019

                              "Human first aid"/"Safety Around Horses" ICE CREAM SOCIAL

       Hand in nomination forms for Sarah Gannon, Amiee Jurgensmier-Thompson, and Mary                             Lang Sportsmanship awards.  No late nominations accepted. 

           13-14          Lock-in at Fairgrounds, 12:00 noon.  Bring your horses, feed, etc.CLINIC #2-                                   TBD   

                  ?              FAIR ENTRIES DUE ONLINE!!!

 

July        

            7-8            State Hunt & Dressage Show

              9             Board of Directors, RMDB, 7:00 PM -

                             (6:30pm - 1st Mandatory Meeting for Fair)

             16            Barn maintenance begins at 3pm, Fairgrounds - those that help with barn

                             maintenance will be allowed to decorate their stalls and have pizza.

                             5pm - 2nd Mandatory Meeting!!!!  SET UP TENT!!!  

           18-22          Fond du Lac County Fair (Tuesday 17th - check in NO EARLIER THAN                              NOON)     

                 17             Model Horse judging 1:00 PM, Recreation Center

                 18             Check in BY noon – no exceptions, pony measuring by 1:00 PM. Scavenger

                             hunt begins at 1:15pm. Drill team practice at 3pm.

                 19             State Qualifying Showmanship, Trail Classes, and Driving - 

                             8 AM                              

                 20            State Qualifying show day including Dressage and Western Riding – 

                             8 AM. Meeting and Picture for state qualifiers immediately following the

                             show.              

                 21            Family Fun Day Show, 9:00 AM

                 21            State papers due to Secretary (Julie Grossman) with money and signatures

                             before 5 PM NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED

             21            Pot Luck Picnic – 5:00 PM – Auction and awards to follow. NO RIDING

                             DURING PICNIC. 

                  22            Family Fun/Speed Show -12:30 – 3:00 PM

                  22           Check out only after 6:00 PM (or forfeit your premium) – No Exceptions

 

 

 NEW YEAR BEGINS****************WILL COUNT FOR 2018 REQUIREMENTS****************

                       

  August

                   6                 Board of Directors, 7 pm, RMDB

                *21            Project Meeting, 6:30pm, RMDB, Nomination of officers/

                             Pizza party bring canned goods, parents strongly 

                             encouraged to come. Discuss Fair                                    

                 $19           4-H Sponsored OPEN SPEED SHOW, FDL County Fairgrounds - 9 AM

 

 September

              10            Board of Directors, 7 pm, RMDB

             8&9          State Gymkhana

            13-16         State Horse Expo in Milwaukee

             *18            Project Meeting, 7pm, RMDB, Election of Officers

 

  October                 

                    1             Board of Directors, 7 pm RMDB

              13            Trail Ride – Kettle Moraine/Chili dump 10 AM - ride departure, trail pass

                              needed

             *16            Project Meeting, 7pm, RMDB, munchies & mixer, Humane Society

                              Donation

 

November

               5              Board of Directors, 7pm, RMDB

             $10             Craft Show/Tack Swap with Model Horse Show, FDL Fairgrounds - Expo

                               Center 9:00 AM - 2 PM (doors open at 7:00 AM)

             TBA            State 4-H Horse Leadership Conference, Oshkosh               

 

December             

                    4               Board of Directors, 6:30pm, RMDB, Holiday Potluck

                TBA             Fond du Lac Christmas Parade – 4:00 PM, location to be announced

 

*****THERE WILL BE NO PROJECT MEETINGS IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER**********