The purpose of a 4-H club is to provide positive youth development experiences to meet the needs of young people through opportunities in club activities.
Club meetings are led by youth members who hold leadership positions and are supported by one or more adult volunteers. The club host several spring and fall horse youth shows for learning, fun, and as a fundraiser to support club activities and awards.
During fair week our members can select from a wide range of classes to exhibit what they have learned. Additional club activities or teams may include horse camp for 1 & 2nd year members, horse bowl, horse judging, trail rides, fun shows, learning activities, junior leaders, community service projects, and fundraising.
Want to be a 4-H Saddle Club Member? First click the button below and enroll in 4-H.
Next, attend our club meeting and follow the information posted on Facebook. If you want to know more download our Survival Guide by clicking on the button below.
Attend Club meetings: Meeting are located at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds from Jan - July and are held on the second monday of the month at 6:30 pm for first and second year members and at 7:00 for the general meeting. Check calendar and Facebook for updated details.
Read about family involvement in club meetings here. We encourage parents participation to support the club and our members! Share your ideas, skills, and time. Email the advisory board and share your willingness and how you can help. Our club is run and operated by volunteers and is supported by fundraising, sponsorships, and donations. So, jump in and help us today!
Join a Team: Our club provides youth a fun and hands-on learning team experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for there animal. Learn more about general management, training, nutrition, housing, and health care through team activities. Consider joining: Jr. Leaders, Horse Bowl, Hippology, Judging, Midstates, & Drill Team to enrich your 4-H experience. Visit our team page above to learn more!
Attend Club Fun Events: The Club is hosting, a tack auction, & several Fun Day Shows, & a club campout!
Attend a Show: This year the club is hosting 4 pleasure & contesting shows focusing on 4-H members and one NBHA & 4-H contesting show in Sept.
Attend Fair: During the week of fair our 4-H members will have the opportunity to complete in and choose from 172 different classes.