Elections at 4-H, bottle drive fundraiser a big success

Wow, can you believe it! We are off and running again with another fun filled 4H year ahead of us.

By Tasha Sierpinski, Club Reporter

Ponoka 4H Renegade Riders

Wow, can you believe it! We are off and running again with another fun filled 4H year ahead of us. On October 8th, we held our first meeting of the year at the Hudson Greene Community Center. This is going to be an exciting year for we are welcoming aboard cleaver members.

We held our elections and this year we have the following; Laurie Montgomery is our General Club Leader, Shauntelle Sinnott will be our Cleaver Leader, Kayla Dueck – President, Katherine Corriea – Vice President, Hannah Bentley – Secretary, Tasha Sierpinski – Treasurer/Club Reporter/District Rep, and Alyssa Sinnott – Club Historian.

On Sunday, October 20th was our first ride, which was held at the Vic Almond Arena. We covered some basic horse safety, arena etiquette and then it was vitals’ time for our trusty mounts. This is where we basically poked and prodded our horses learning how to take their temperature, capillary refill, pulse, respiration, body condition score and last but not least, their height. So glad that our horses were very patient with us. By the way, did you know the normal temperature for a horse is 37.5 – 38.5 C (99 – 101 F).

The clubs’ annual bottle drive fundraiser that was held on Saturday, October 26th was again a success. A huge big thank you goes out to the all the people that saved their bottles and donated them to our club. This will help our club with providing arena rentals, educational clinics, riding clinics, and the list goes on.

So hold on tight to your cowboy hats and boots, for the Ponoka 4H Renegade Riders are off and loping to another educational, eventful, learning, and last but not least a fun – filled year.

 

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