EquiSmartz is the Virginia State competition for Hippology, Horse Judging, Horse Bowl & Presentations.  It is held in conjunction with the Virginia Horse Festival in Doswell.  The Britches & Boots 4-H Horse Club members practice on the 1st Friday of the month  to prepare.  This year our seniors partnered with Chesapeake for Horse Bowl placing 7th in the state!

So much fun at the District Horse Show, whether club members participated in the show or volunteered to help at the show--that's 4-H!

Vet Clinic - September 10, 2016 Veterinarian Dr. Sarah Lowe discusses immunizations required for various facilities and how to take vital signs.  Club members learned how to take temperature, pulse and respiration.  They learned about digital pulse and capillary refill.  

​​​Dates t0 Remember:

* Friday, September 21 - Club meeting from 6:30-8pm at Ballyshannon Equestrian Center

*Saturday, September 29 - Club Service Project at Grazing Acres Therapeutic Riding Center

Ballyshannon Equestrian Center 

30117 Camp Parkway, Courtland, VA 23837

Office: 757-562-5353   Email: ballyshannonec@aol.com 

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Ballyshannon Equestrian Center

Grazing Acres Service Project September 23, 2017

Registration questions, call 757-653-2572 - 4-H Extension Office

March 24, 2018 - Horse Judging Clinic in Virginia Beach with clinician Chris Wynne.  After the clinic, we stopped at Chic-fil-a to enjoy  some food and fun!

Diamonds in the Rough Equine Rescue Service Project - February 10, 2018

SE District 4-H Horse Show - April 21, 2018

Longeing Clinic - October 21, 2017

4-Hers learn about splint boots and Woof boots - how to protect the horses legs during longeing. They also learned how to longe your horse and why.

April 29, 2017 - SE District Horse Show