Cumberland County 4-H Horse Clubs are now taking applications for new horse club members. Youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school) are invited to join one of the 15 4-H horse clubs with openings for new members. Members do not need to be a horse owner but only to have an interest in learning about horses.
The Cumberland County 4-H Horse Program offers educational activities covering a wide range of horse events. As well as English and Western riding programs, members are encouraged to participate in dressage, driving, jumping, trail riding, vaulting and gymghana events. The county-wide program includes horse shows, dressage shows, clinics, horse camp, trial rides as well as horse bowl, which is a team activity where children learn vast amounts of equine information, horse judging and hippology. Volunteer leaders are knowledgeable horse people from a large array of equine backgrounds.
The Cumberland County 4-H Horse Program offers several award and recognition opportunities for members of all ages. Individual horse clubs meet on various week nights, usually once or twice a month with state and county horse activities offered each month.
4-H is a family activity and parents are encouraged to become involved with their child. 4-H is a great opportunity for beginner riders as well as those more advanced.
The 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is open to all youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school) on an age appropriate basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
For more information on becoming a Cumberland County 4-H Horse Club member call the 4-H office at 856/451-2800.