Horse Activities
Fair Season
  Are you eligible?
Market Lamb Showmanship (Part III)
Rodeo City Classic Sheep Clinic & Jackpot
Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp - FULL!
   4-H Grants
   4-H Teen Conference
   4-H 101 Leader Training
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, May 27, 2016

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
WOW! The start of the summer season! 

Many clubs are gearing up for fairs around the region this summer and fall. Fair season often brings new inquiries about joining
4-H. Some clubs, who plan most of their education in the summer months may still be accepting new members (up until our Lincoln-East-Adams 4-H Enrollment deadline of July 15th.) Other clubs, that have completed most of their project related education for this year, have closed enrollment and are encouraging folks to enroll this fall.
In any case, it’s not too early to start thinking about plans for your club for next fall! Will you have new projects? Will you need more enrolled certified leaders? Can you encourage middle and high school youth who will be involved in FFA to take on leadership roles and continue their enrollment in 4-H?

Coming from the WA State 4-H Program this fall will be a new WA State 4-H Program Handbook and Policy publication. This handbook will collect and clarify WSU 4-H policies and guidelines that were previously found in multiple different documents. Some of the policies will be revised and may directly impact the planning and operations for your club and 4-H participation.
Over the summer months, we will share some of the clarifications and modifications to 4-H Policy that will go into effect October 1, 2016. A complete review will be included in the Fall 4-H Enrollment Kick-Off events. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please visit with us. Contact information is at the end of this 4-H E-News.

Karen Robertson, WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams or 509-659-3209 
4-H Working Ranch Horse
Explore Twin Lakes June 4-5 th 2016 Ride

Davenport to Twin Lakes Overnight primitive ride
Entry DUE May 27th Registration Flyer

Come explore the history and culture of the Channeled Scablands with more than 14,000 acres of BLM public land located in Lincoln County. In addition, learn and apply survival skills while riding a 15 mile trail. We will ride from 3H Cattle Company in Davenport WA 15 miles to Twin Lakes through BLM land. We will stay overnight at Twin Lakes and ride back the following day. Primitive camping. AKA sleeping on the ground & horses will be corralled at Rock Ranch. Does this sound like FUN?

Barrel racing Clinic, June 11th and 12th at the Coulee City Rodeo Grounds. The cost is:  $200 for an enrolled 4-H member, $250 for a non-4-H member and $35 for clinic audit.  This is a fundraising event for Grant-Adams County Equine 4-H.  Download the Clinic Flyer

Horsemanship Clinic
June 22 - 24, 2016
at the Ritzville Rodeo Grounds
Adjacent to the Wheat Land Communities Fairgrounds
Not sponsored by 4-H but all 4-Hers welcome! Contact Michelle Hennings  or Kim Yaeger or download Ritzville R. A. Horsemanship Clinic Flyer


Grant-Adams County 4-H is planning an in-hand trail clinic, open to 4-H and non-4-H for July 17th. Watch for details.

Bits & Spurs 4-H will be hosting an educational equine event in Othello on July 26th.  More information will be forthcoming.

Check out more information about the 4-H Horse Program on:
Fair Season is Almost Here!

Prepare! Search the web for opportunities to learn how to present or showcase your 4-H projects or other skills you're learning in 4-H. There are publications, county fairs, community fairs, 4-H sows & clinics, open shows & clinics, and jackpot shows; all can provide opportunities for you to learn presentation skills, showmanship skills, good sportsmanship, planning, preparation, herdsmanship, understanding different judging criteria, and more!

For LOCAL fair information, visit: 

Lincoln County Fair
August 25 - 26, 2016
- "Country Roots & Cowboy Boots"

Due Date is Friday, August 5 for ALL Livestock entries, horse entries, educational posters, and 4-H Record Books. 

NEEDED  Poultry, Sheep & 4-H Crafts Superintendents!
Clean up day on June 18!  All 4-Hers encouraged to come help. There's lots of painting and cleaning to be done!

Wheat Land Communities Fair
September 1 - 4, 2016 - "All American Fair"

Due date is August 15, 2016 for Livestock Entries, Public Presentations (Demonstrations), and 4-H Record Books.

Adams County Fair (Othello)
September 14 - 17, 2016 - "Boots, Chaps 'N Cowboy Hats"
Online Livestock Registration will open July 1, 2016

WA State Fair
September 2 - 25, 2016 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Links to information will be available on:

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Are you eligible to enter 4-H exhibits?
  • Yes - IF you are designated as "active" in the 4hOnline enrollment system
  • Yes - IF your are enrolled in the project area or if the fair allows enrolled
    4-H members to enter "Non-project" exhibits.
  • For animal projects - Yes - IF you were ENROLLED AND  you were in 3rd grade or higher for large animal projects (K & up for small animals) AND your animal was under your care & management prior to the exhibit date for:
    Equine - 90 days
    Dairy (except dairy heifer replacement) - 90 days
    Dairy Heifer Replacement - 60 days
    Market Beef - 120 days
    Breeding Beef - 90 days
    Goat - 60 days
    Sheep & Swine (Breeding & Market) - 60 days
    Cats & Dogs - 60 days
    Rabbits, Cavies, & Poultry - 45 days
    Animals raised by the 4-H member from birth or hatching are exempt from the minimum time periods.
  • Primary 4-H members (were in K - 2nd grade this school year) may exhibit in 4-H division for "Participation" ribbons (some fairs provide cash points), but may not compete for judged placement.
How do you know if you are actively enrolled in 4-H?
  • Log in to your profile in the 4hOnline system - OR
  • Ask your 4-H Leader to confirm your enrollment status including project enrollment - OR
  • Contact the Extension Office (for Lincoln & East-Adams: Karen Robertson 509-659-3209)
Market Lamb Showmanship (Part III)
by Randy Williams,
Lincoln/East Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
Time to Show…

Appropriate dress

Lamb exhibitors do not have to follow a specific dress code unless an individual show requires a certain type of dress. Following are some suggested ideas for dressing for the show ring:

  • Dress neatly and professionally. Dress comfortably, yet appropriately for the show ring.
  • Wear a long-sleeved, button-front shirt or blouse. In extremely hot weather, a short-sleeved, button-front shirt is permissible. It is more professional than a polo-type shirt. The shirt should be tucked in.
  • Wear clean dress pants or jeans with a belt.
  • Spaghetti-straps, low-cut tops, blouses or T-shirts, and worn, ripped, or faded jeans have no place in the show ring.

MORE Information - COMPLETE Article

Kittitas County’s Sheepsteers 4-H club will be hosting the first annual Rodeo City Classic and Jackpot Show for 4-H sheep project members on Saturday, July 30, at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds.
The sheep showmanship clinic is led by Alyx Hanson of Hanson Livestock and is followed by a jackpot show featuring prizes for top finishers in each class.

We are excited for kids and parents to come and learn more about their sheep project, meet fellow showmen, and compete in our first ever jackpot show.

Flyer        Rules        Registration
Contact: Jill Wade, 509-899-4770,
Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp
Registrations have exceeded the cap of 50 campers! It's possible that more counselors would be accepted - especially for teens 16 years or older with camp experience. Information: Camp Director – Marci Dayton, 509-994-7607 or visit: 
  Scroll down the page or click on "More Camps" for other camp options.
4-H Grant Opportunities
June 1, 2016 is the next deadline!
Easy to apply for!

4-H Community Pride Award Program
Harry Burcalow Endowment for Innovative Grants
4-H Equine Educational Competitive Endowment Grants
Check it out!
4-H Teen Conference
 at the WSU campus in Pullman, WA  -
July 10 - 12, 2016
Registration is open!

The Washington State 4-H Teen Conference brings together teens of all backgrounds across Washington to engage in educational programs applicable to their lives. Students are able to explore education options after high school, career possibilities, and life-skill development necessary for independent living. 
The conference includes interactive and hands-on education sessions, displays, and programs. It features nationally known speakers, university faculty, staff and students, community members, and 4-H member presenters.
Click HERE for Workshop Descriptions

Registration and more information on:

4-H 101 Leader Education Sessions

There are a few potential 4-H 101 Leader Education session dates set for the rest of the year! Must have at least 5 firm RSVP's to schedule! Those of you assisting with or planning to volunteer in the Grant, Adams, or Lincoln County 4-H Volunteer program, and who have not yet completed your certification training should mark your calendars and RSVP ASAP to attend a 4-H 101 Part 2 and or 4-H 101 Part 3 session. (ALL 3 sessions are required; Part 1 is on-line, and Part 2 & Part 3 can be taken in any order.) 

Note change in potential June sessions:

- June 14 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Moses Lake
- June 21 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Moses Lake
- November 9 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Davenport or Ritzville
- November 10 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Moses Lake
- November 16 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Davenport or Ritzville
- November 17 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Moses Lake


Reminder: 4-H Volunteer Application must be on file at least 1 preferably 2 weeks PRIOR to attending your first 4-H 101 session. Contact Karen Robertson for details or 509-659-3209 
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
Lauren Hrncirik,
4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist
509-754-2011 ext 4314
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
1525 E Wheeler Rd., Moses Lake, WA 98837

Randy Williams,
Lincoln & (East) Adams
4-H Program Coordinator
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4104
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Karen Robertson,
WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams Area
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
205 W Main Ave., Ritzville, WA  99169

Bridget Rohner,
WSU Extension Lincoln County Director
Youth, Family & Community Education
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4101
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Judy Boutain,
Office Assistant,
WSU Lincoln County Extension
Aaron Esser,
County Director, Adams County
Agronomist, Lincoln/Adams Area
(509) 659-3210

Kuber, Paul, Ph.D., 
NE WA Regional Livestock Specialist
(509) 725-4171 – Davenport
(509) 477-2185 – Spokane

Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council
All 4-H volunteers, family, & teen leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Facilitator: Camille Nelson
Treasurer:  Alice Weber
Record Books:  Alice Weber

Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Council
All 4-H volunteers, family, & teen leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate!
President: Joy Wilken
Treasurer: Terry Connolly
Record Books: Jenny Kane

Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Leaders
All volunteers, family, & teen leaders involved in horse projects
Facilitator: Robin Nachtigal

Camp Na-Bor-Lee
Director: Marci Dayton
Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website

Grant/Adams/Lincoln 4-H Facebook Page
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