MD Performance Horses is excited to announce a new club addition to our program! Our 4H Horse Club Horsing Around is open to youth ages 5-18 in Northampton County. Youth do not need any prior experience with horses, and do not need their own horse. All meetings are held at MD Performance Horses, 2557 Ackermanville Rd in Bangor. At this meeting youth and parents can learn more about the club, ask questions and meet the club volunteer leaders!
Spurring on learning
The Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Program promotes knowledge of horsemanship and ethical equine use, care, and management. Youth who participate in 4-H Horse programs develop skills that include leadership, responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork, community service, a positive attitude, and a sense of self-worth. Kids in 4-H who work with animals understand them so much better when they learn about what to feed them, how to safely train them and how to enhance the animal’s environment. That's why it's called animal science! Caring for an animal is a big deal, members participating in a 4-H horse animal science project will learn to be responsible, keep good records and engage in hands-on education. There's nothing like working with a horse to help young people feel connected and boost confidence.
Youth interested in horses can explore careers like:
Performance/Horsemanship (Level 1, Levels 2-5)
Cloverbud Horse Opportunities:
Youth between 5 and 7 can participate in our 4-H Cloverbud program! This non-competitive program introduces young children to the world of horses while focusing on safety.
4-H Cloverbuds is our program for 5- to 7-year-olds. Like the 4-H program for older youth, the Cloverbud program can help youngsters grow into competent, caring, and contributing members of their families and communities. The program offers noncompetitive, age-appropriate activities designed to help children learn about life