4-H is a youth development program offering programming for 6 to 21 year olds and is fundamentally volunteer driven and youth directed. There are various projects the youth members can do but members also participate in many other growth fostering experiences throughout the year. (Hyperlink buttons to 4-H BC and 4-H Canada at the bottom of the home page).
It's time to see a horse club on the west side of Langley to serve the youth of this region and west into Surrey and beyond.
Business and Project meetings will be held at Footnote Farm in Langley, BC. The goal of this club is to support members really interested in the pursuit of animal training.
In our first year we will be offering Horse Projects as well as Clover Bud.
If members cannot Achieve with their Horse project we will offer the Craft project which is a 60 day project that can be start as late as 2 months prior to Acheivement Day.
Members in the Horse project can do a project for 1 year that does not require a Horse (Unit A). This can be a great option for members moving up from Clover Bud or for older members between horses. If you do not own or lease a horse currently the Leaders can look into finding lease opportunities for the Project's duration (keep in mind any lease fees for Project animals are paid by the member not the club - see fees in the next box).
In 2022 we will grow into offering Dog Projects.
Registration is easy and online at 4-H BC's website. Please contact us to determine your Project and Unit level or simply register in the Project and we can discuss the appropriate Unit after registration.
Registration is fully open until January 31, 2021 and potentially until the end of March with Leader approval.
$115 (for the year) is payable to 4-H BC at time of registration
$200 (for the year) is payable to CVTB at our first meeting
Other fees and costs:
- all animal project costs (ie purchase, lease fees, care and feed costs)
- show fees
- other activities as determined by the club but that cannot be covered by the club treasury can be paid by members or through fundraising initiatives or by sponsors
2021 will be a bit of a moving target as we work through the Covid legacy but we are very optimistic that there will be in house and off site shows and fairs at which our members learn and showcase thier skills and progress. Typically, each 4H Horse Club will host a show each year and we may go to shows or fairs.
Footnote Farm is the foundation sponsor for CVTB 4-H by offering facility use and instructor tuteleage as well as clothing for our first year!
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities - contact us for more information.