Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Market Hog Ear Tag Photos Due THIS FRIDAY

Market hog exhibitors: Don't forget that this Friday, April 22, is the deadline for nomination photos. Any member planning to show or sell a market hog at the 2016 Orange County Fair must obtain an ear tag from the Extension office, install that tag, and submit a digital photo of the tag and the hog to ocva4hcrew@gmail.com.

You will receive a confirmation email so that you know we received your nomination. This process replaces the weigh-in and tagging process used several years ago. The nomination process is REQUIRED, not optional.

Anyone who needs access to a set of Allflex ear tag applicators can borrow them from the Extension office, but please do not wait until the last minute.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Northern District Livestock Show CANCELED for May

Due to problems with location and availability, this year's Northern District Livestock Show will not be held.

However, mark your calendar now for May 13, 2017! Or better yet, subscribe to the Orange 4-H Google Calendar and it is already recorded for you!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Orange 4-H Bit N' Bridle Club Excels at State 4-H EquiSmartz Contest

Reported by club members

Bit N' Bridle enjoyed the Virginia Horse Festival while attending our state knowledge weekend known as EquiSmartz.  We watched clinics on jumping and riding gaited horses as well as trying our hands at shoeing a "horse". 

The contest was a great way to test what we learned from all of our studying this year.  Club members participating included Andie, Cora, Alisa, Alayna, Emily, Matthew and Charlotte.  We were fortunate to be paired with other 4-Hers for some contests and we enjoyed competing with Savannah, Claire, and Carrie from Craig and Rockingham counties.

Team awards:  
Hippology Seniors, 3rd Overall; Juniors 5th Overall.
Horse Judging:Seniors 5th Overall,Juniors 5th Overall

Charlotte and Cora took home individual ribbons: 
  • Charlotte, 1st place overall for Hippology, 1st place for Horse Judging and 1st place for Horse Bowl, high point individual.  
  • Horse Presentation, Senior Charlotte 2nd Place. 
  • Cora, 5th place overall Hippology, 7th place overall Horse Judging; and Horse Public Speech Junior,Cora 1st Place.  
  • Charlotte and Cora were able to Caroline county's horse bowl teams.  Charlotte's senior team finished fourth and Cora's junior team finished first.