Little Minis 4-H Horse Club

York County 4-H Cloverbud Club

Cloverbud Horse Club

Our club is for children ages 5-7 years old as of January 1st interested in horses and ponies. We learn information about horses while having fun, and making friends. This club is part of the York County 4-H Horse Clubs. Information about the Horse Clubs can be found at


We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the York County 4-H Center room B. The meetings will start at 7:00 and will run about 45 minutes. The York County 4-H Center is located at 771 Stoverstown Road, York, PA 17408. Meetings usually involve an ice breaker activity, a horse related project/activity, game or craft, and a snack. Parents are encouraged to stay! Please check back for updated information.

President- Amanda

Vice President- Morgan

Secretary- Trey

Treasurer- Michael

Organizational Leader- Brooke Lesinski

Penn State is a equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Lisa Witmer at 717-840-7408 in advance of the program (or film, event, etc.)

July Meeting

Saturday, July 22nd, 9am

5468 Pine Road

Thomasville, PA

Our meeting will be a Walk/Trot Clinic Please see the flyer below. Please let me know if you are attending this meeting or not by 7/14/17 so that we have a head count. Also, there are a few people that did not pay for their sweatshirts yet. Please email me and let me know if you ordered a sweatshirt and if you paid. If you did not please send a check to me at 5736 Senft Road Spring Grove, PA 17362. The checks can be written to Little Minis 4-H Horse Club. The t-shirts will be there for pick up on July 22. If you are not able to attend that day they will be at the horse show on July 29th. We will not be having an August meeting because of the start of school. Thank you!

I have created a new snack sign up for the year. Please pick a month or two and sign up to provide snacks for our club meetings. Please keep all snacks peanut/tree nut free. We have some 4-Hers with nut allergies.

Please make sure to read your Clover Press for more information about upcoming 4-H events!

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York County 4-H Round Up Horse Show

Saturday, July 29th, 9am

York County 4H Center

Please come to cheer on Morgan and Hailey. They will be exhibiting their horses in the first ever cloverbud exhibition classes. We also need lots of help in the office, with the gate, and handing out ribbons.

4-H Fair

Saturday, Aug. 12th, 1-2pm

771 Stoverstown Road

York, PA

Once again this year we will be providing the opportunity for kids to paint plastic horses at the 4-H fair. We will be in a tent like last year from 1:00-2:00 on August 12th (Saturday of the fair). Please let me know if you are able to help us at this time.

York Fair Horse Demonstration

Sunday, Sep. 10th, 6pm

400 Carlisle Avenue

York, PA

Once again this year we will need 3 horses to come to the York Fair for the day. We ask that all horses arrive before the fair opens and stay until after our club demonstration at 6:00 pm. All horses must have a current copy of their rabies and coggins. They should be able to handle the fair atmosphere which includes lots of people, cows, pigs, goats, and strollers. We will bring the horses out into the ring and I thought we could demonstrate how to groom a horse since that is a pretty easy task. When cloverbud members are handling a horse at the fair they must have a helmet on. If you would like to allow people to pet your horse we ask that you use the plywood to put in front of the stall door to protect anyone from being stepped on. Please let me know if you are able to bring a horse for the day. All cloverbud members that are bringing a horse will get a fair ticket and parking pass.

Safety Equipment

Cloverbuds must wear ASTM/SEI- approved helmets designed for equestrian activity and appropriate clothing and footwear for all 4-H experiences involving horses or ponies. For mounted activities, youth must wear long pants and sturdy boots or shoes that have a definite heel as viewed from the side. For unmounted activities (simple ground handling, grooming, etc.), youth must wear sturdy shoes or boots with closed toes. Cloverbud youth are required to wear helmets at all times around horses or ponies, whether mounted or on the ground.

Tentative Schedule of Events for 2017

January Meeting- Equine Dentist

February Meeting- Horse Identification

March Meeting- Horse Management

April Meeting- Barn Safety

May Meeting- Horse Breeds

June Meeting- Riding Styles

July Meeting- Cloverbud Horse Clinic ( July 22)

August- No Meeting this Month

September Meeting- Equine Vet

October Meeting- Community Service Activity

November Meeting- Farrier

December Meeting- People and Horse Cookie Social