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Winter Roundup is an exciting three-day, two-night conference of adult and youth leadership and 4-H Horse Project learning. It's for youth in sixth grade or older who are interested in horses. Their families and adult 4-H volunteers are also welcome. 

youth on horses in a show arena
The horse judges' training and certification seminar is offered every spring for new and re-certifying judges.
tack sale
Buy or sell tack. A percentage of the proceeds benefit the 4-H Horse Project.
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The Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show is held each September. Preparing for and taking part in it gives 4-H'ers life skills. It's a great experience for 4-H'ers and their families.

At this show, you will see 4-H'ers of all ages showing their riding skills in Western and English styles, their knowledge of horses and teamwork. This event is free to the public!

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Horse camp is for youth in grades 3-12 and their families. The program includes: group lessons, education and fun while developing skills with your horse.
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Horse certificate courses are semi self-paced on a specific topic, such as nutrition or manure management.
Friday, September 27
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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In this 4-H horse activity, youth explore and preserve western heritage and develop an appreciation for it. Youth learn to balance competition and education, learn safety skills and sportsmanship, set realistic goals and have fun.

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Our second most attended event all year is the 4-H Project Bowl competition! Patterned after the golden-oldie television show College Bowl, 4-H Project Bowls challenge teams of 3-6 youth on their knowledge of these 4-H areas: Dairy, dog, general livestock, horse, lama, poultry, rabbit and wildlife.
youth on horses in arena
Drill team offers 4-H'ers a chance to develop leadership and teamwork skills and learn more about horses. It's a positive environment in which to gain mentoring skills. In drill team, you'll learn coordination, timing and speed, synchronizing with other riders. Variety and creativity in dress and routine are encouraged.

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