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2018 Horse quota bonus trips

Rationale

To offer a limited number of additional trips to the Minnesota State Horse Show to counties that excel in educational programming.

Situation

The Minnesota 4-H Horse Program has grown to become the largest animal science project area. As the program grows, so has the uniqueness and scope of the opportunities afforded to horse project members. The horse bonus trip program has two facets. The Program Excellence trip rewards counties that do an outstanding job of offering high-quality educational programs to 4-H'ers, community service and offers a well-rounded program. The Quality Program trip winners should reflect the quality of the performance of the youth participating in all areas of the horse program.

Additional Trips for Horse

Twenty additional State 4-H Horse Show trips will be awarded under this scheme. The maximum number per county is one. Winning counties can decide how to use the trip, e.g., games or pleasure.

Criteria

Programming Excellence requirements: Cover sheet, 400 word description, 2 pages of photos/publicity (brief captions on photos, only newspaper articles for publicity).

Quality Overview requirements: Cover sheet, 200 word description, 2 pages of photos/publicity (brief captions on photos, only newspaper articles for publicity), completed 3 page award spreadsheet. Download the award spreadsheet here or docx. This spreadsheet must be completed and submitted with the online application below.

Recognition

Counties earning bonus trips will be duly noted in the state show catalog and on the horse project website, including a brief description of accomplishments.

Process

Applications should be completed by a youth or adult volunteer. Applications require an Extension Educator or 4-H Program Coordinator verification to assure accuracy. The online application is automatically routed to the county program staff indicated on form for approval.

Applications are due at the Center for Youth Development by June 1, 2018.

Materials in the application should include educational programming offered after June 1 of the previous year. Applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee which includes extension staff, adult and youth volunteers. Bonus trips will be awarded by June 25th. Counties earning bonus trips will be highlighted with a brief description of programming accomplishments in State Horse Show catalog and on the horse project web page.


Complete your Horse Project Bonus Trip Applications here
Due June 1st

4-H volunteers should use this online link to submit either of the Horse bonus trip applications. The online application is automatically routed to the county program staff indicated on form for approval.

IF 4-H families can not access the online application, send a email to Amy DeGroot at adegroot@umn.edu to obtain a paper application or call 218-828-2300.


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