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State Horse Project Development Committee

Committee Purpose

  1. Oversee the development, planning, promoting and implementation of educational programs
    and events in the area of horse science for Minnesota 4-H youth, their families and leaders.
  2. Stimulate interest in and promote 4-H youth programs with horses through effective communications with all partners - members, families, leaders, staff and other partners.

Member Qualifications

  1. Have a strong desire to nurture positive youth development utilizing research-based youth
    development principles in horse subject matter resources.
  2. Be familiar with and understand project materials and forms available in the horse project.
  3. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals and groups.
  4. Be familiar with and understand how strong committees work and be willing to implement those guiding principles.

Member Responsibilities

  1. Represent opinions and needs of 4-H Horse Project members in your Region by planning and hosting your Regional horse project meeting following each project development committee meeting.
  2. Actively participate at each project development committee meeting during your term where the following items will be discussed.
  3. Serve as a liaison between Extension staff, members, parents and other volunteers regarding the 4-H Horse Program.
  4. Promote the 4-H Horse Project. Assist with Horse Project training for 4-H Horse Project members and leaders.
  5. Assist with statewide Horse Project activities.
  6. Support and evaluate State Level member and leader educational events.
  7. Develop programs to recognize outstanding members and leaders. Be willing to accept a minimum of one committee assignment in one of the following areas:
    • Educational Materials
    • Volunteer Training and Recognition
    • Youth Education and Recognition
    • Communications
    • State 4-H Horse Show
    • Team/Individual Contests
    • Program Development and Promotion
    • Judges Certification and Education
    • Horse Training Program
    • Marketing and Resource Development

Horse PDC Member Contact Info (PDF)

Horse PDC Committee Chairs (PDF) Added 6/12/13

Horse PDC Application (PDF)

Horse PDC job description (PDF)

Horse PDC bylaws (PDF)

Horse PDC committee structure (PDF)

State PDC meeting minutes Feb 2013 (PDF)

State PDC meeting minutes Apr 2013 (PDF)

State PDC meeting minutes Nov 2013 (PDF)

State PDC meeting minutes Feb 2014 (PDF)


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