February Meeting Change

Because a number of our members are unavailable, some attending other horse events, we are moving our FEBRUARY 2016 meeting to February 18, 2016 6:30-8 PM at the Manvells’ home.  We will have our general meeting and program during that time.  Mark your calendars now and we will see you then!

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Come Learn With Us!

Each month the Horse Knowledge teams of Bit N’ Bridle join together to expand our knowledge of “The Horse”.  Sometimes we concentrate on Horse Judging other times we practice the Jeopardy-style Horse Bowl game and other times we review general horse knowledge.  It is a fun time learning together about one of our favorite subjects—HORSES!

Our next study sessions will be:

January 21st, February 5th, 18th, 25th.

If you would like to join us, RSVP bitnbridle4h@gmail.com for times and directions to our meeting place.

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January 16 Meeting

The next meeting of the Bit N’ Bridle 4-H club will be January 16th, Saturday from 2-3:30 PM at the Paradocs Farm Barn.  (31164 Zoar Rd., Locust Grove, VA 22508).  Our meeting and program will be held in the barn so dress warmly.

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Cora, First Place Junior at the 2015 4-H Northern Virginia Horse Judging Contest

Six of our members participated in the Virginia 4-H Northern District Horse Judging Contest. We are so proud of our junior and senior teams, they did a great job of observing the horses and giving their reasons. Our junior team was second overall and our seniors were fourth. A big congratulations to Cora on her Overall First Place Finish, Emily on her first place in the Performance Division, and Charlotte on her First Place Ribbon for Reasons.

Seniors:  Matthew, Savannah (Millennium Riders member), Charlotte, & Emily.20151219_150511

Senior Team placed 4th Overall, 4th in Halter, 5th in Performance, and 3rd in Reasons. Senior Individuals placed as follows, Halter: 10th place Savannah; Performance: 6th place Charlotte, 1st place Emily; Reasons: 1st place Charlotte; Overall 7th place Emily, 3rd place Charlotte.

Juniors: Alayna, Cora, and Carrie (Rockingham County member)


Junior Team placed 2nd Overall, 2nd in Halter, and 1st in Performance. Junior individuals placed as follows, Halter: 6th place Carrie, 5th place Cora; Performance: 2nd place Carrie, and 1st place Cora. Overall 3rd place Carrie and 1st Place CORA!

We are so proud of all of our members. This was a great start to our contest year.

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There will be no December meeting on the 19th as it was already held. If you missed December’s meeting please join us for our January meeting on the 16th!

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Poinsettia Sales are On!

Members, it is time to share with your friends and family that we are selling these beautiful poinsettias to benefit our 4-H club.  They are produced right here, by Battlefield Farms.  Have all your orders and money to Mrs.Manvell by Tuesday, November 17, 2015.  If you need order forms email bitnbridle4h@gmail.com.

If you are a visitor to our blog, live in the Fredericksburg area, and would like to order poinsettias, contact Bit N’ Bridle Club at bitnbridle4h@gmail.com.

regular 6 inch pots cost $7.00

jumbo 8-inch pots cost $14.00

ALL poinsettias are red.  We will deliver them to your home or office between December 3-5, 2015.

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Mark Your Calendars

The Horse Knowledge Contest Dates are starting to be published.  If you are a member of the team, or would like to join, these are dates to save:

Northern District 4-H Horse Judging Contest, December 19, 2015.  Fauquier  County Fair Grounds.

Block and Bridle Hippology and Horse Judging Contests, February  12 & 13, 2015.  Virginia Tech.

Northern District Hippology, Horse Bowl, & Communications Contests.  March 12, 2015.

EquiSmartz Virginia 4-H Hippology, Horse Judging, Horse Bowl, & Communication Contests.  April 1-3,2015.  Meadow Events Park, Doswell VA.

Check back here for registration information for each contest or email: bitnbridle4h@gmail.com

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