4H 2011


November remember..... Pie sale orders are due NOV 11th!!!! Happy selling!

November 27th 2-4pm Trailering..... both for horse and human. Dress warm with hats, mitts, and boots:)



October 30th 4pm

Costume Parade!

Parade starts from 185 Academy Rd, down to the middle school and back. Please dress your pet appropriatly so that no costume is dragging, or such. Barn is open for play time prior to parade, and available to dress or glitter:)




14th May Faire at Cumston Hall 

   We will be selling aged Manure at the May Faire. Friday 13th meet at barn at 5pm to bag some manure:) We will load it in the truck, and I'll transport on Sat am. 



 Parelli Professional  Pete Rodda Two Star Instructor
Where:  Blazing Star Stables   When: May 23rd 9-4
Cost: $125 (3hr session)     Spots Left: 10 of 12 
Auditors welcome: $25 or $10 with 4H or youth club card

 Kennebec County 4-H Advanced Riding Clinic

This event is being held to help our 4-H’ers intent on Showing at 4-H shows and those preparing to do so in the future years. It is a brush up on Showmanship, Equitation and Pleasure, for both English/Saddle Seat and Western competitors. We will be limiting the number of participants with horses to 16, as to be able to give each person individual attention, but spectators will be welcome.

This clinic is open to all 4-H’ers intent on showing this year (W/T/C) and in the future. They must be competent and able to safely perform advanced tasks- walk/trot/canter/stop/back- with their horse. This will be a challenging clinic meant to teach 4-Hers the skills they will need to exhibit their horses successfully.

An adult volunteer must accompany all 4-H’ers from their club for safety purposes.

Clinician: Kyle Smith -- 4-H and Open show Judge Date: May 15th 2011 Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (arrival at 9am) Cost: $40.00/ participant Where: Shamrock Farm -- Pond Rd. West Gardiner, Maine

DeadlineKennebec County-- April 30th 2011 Statewide-- May 7th 2011


Balance, freestyle, and finesse.  April 2nd 2:30-5PM

    This is a mounted meeting so come dressed to ride. We will be starting with our balance points on barrels and moving from there to balance on the horse. Once on we will be going over the difference of freestyle vs finesse. 

Horse Judge’s School     April 9-10, 2011

Manchester, NH   The Best Western Executive Court Inn

What: A two-day school of practical, hands-on horse judging training resulting in awarding of a 4-H horse judge’s card.
Who:  This judge’s school is for current 4-H horse judges to renew their New England Judge’s card and for first time judges to earn a card. This event is appropriate for 4-H youth, 4-H horse judging teams, and for those who just want to learn more about horse judging.
Fee:     Judges and applicants $65.00
            Auditors $30.00

I am offering this only to the 12+ over members if they want to go…. Believe me I understand it is expensiveJ

Natural Horsemanship Clinic with Chris Lombard 

Where: Blazing Star Stables     When APRIL 16th  8-4pm

Cost: $0 -$55 it is up to you! (Fundraising)    Spots: 10

 Chris Lombard is a Natural Horsemanship trainer here in the state of Maine. He travels all over the US to work with people and their horses. Chris has agreed to do this as a 4H/youth clinic only!YAY!!!!  

 Bloomin’ Stars/ lesson kids will be fundraising for the cost of this event. SO the more tickets you sell the less cost for you to participate! Feb 12th we will begin a quilt raffle, followed by another fundraiser (put your thinking caps on!)  

   This will be opened to other 4H groups March 15th, if not enough interest here at Blazing Star Stables.


Conformation, Showmanship, and Fashion

March 12th 1030-2pm

We will be playing with our showmanship patterns, learning what conformation is, and checking outfits for showing.  Bring with you any show clothes that fit or don’t fit… we will be going over the fashion part starting at 1pm. (Parents might want to be here for that part.)

  Bring with you a snack to share, and a bag lunch. Dress in layers for outdoor time, and we will be indoors too. Please bring paper and pencil for notes.

 March 20, 2011  4-H Equine Fun Day
Location: Hall Dale High School, GardIner
We will be leaving the barn at 1030 and back by 230 

Learn about horse activities offered through 4-H.  Come join us for Equine Fun Day. The day is open to leaders4-Hers 12 years of age and older, and parents. 

As part of the day’s activities, tryouts will be held for the Maine Equine Teams: Hippology, Communication, Quiz Bowl, and Judging. Members trying out for teams must be at least 14 years of age in 4-H years.

Feb Meetings:


Feb 12th 1030 am-1230pm

         Bits and Pieces.  Bring a bit if you have one, if not don't worry! We will be learning the different types of bits, how they work, why we use them, and the difference between western, english, bosals, hackamores, and rope halters. There are many different places a bit will "pressure" a horse too, be ready to be amazed!  Dress for both indoors and outdoor work, bring a snack to share too.

Snow Tubing!

FEB 26th  430-9pm?

Meet at the barn at 4:30pm from there we will be going to OXFORD snow tubing park.  Tickets are sold by the hour, and we will be getting a group rate. (Cheaper rate the more people)

Two hours
12-20 people, $11.50 per person
21-40 people, $10.50 per person

Riders between the ages of 3 and 6 MUST have an adult co-rider and must wear a helmet. 


RSVP by Feb 12th meeting for snow tubingJ Bring a bag dinner or we can hit McDonalds/BK on the way. Dress warm and bring hand/foot heaters!!

 Meetings JANUARY 2011


16th 1030am
        North East Horseman's Conference Augusta Maine  Meet at the barn at 1030am, followed by carpooling to Augusta Civic Center. We will be looking at the horse trailers discussing pros and cons of different trailers. Then off to shop at the vendors booths, cost is $6 to get in, under 12 free.  Following shopping we will be doing lunch together at the Great Wall Buffett (Bring money). 
   Great time had by all! The show was smaller this year, and not as busy which I think is a direct response to the economy.  The 4Hers learned about slant, straight, ramp, step-up, rumbar, weight of trailers, and even drooled over the Living Quarters model.... Great job everyone.