A little about ourselves
Welcome to Sagehill Stables 4-H Club! (Formed in 2018.)
4-H is a volunteer run, community based, program for youth aged 6-25. We are dedicated to offering hands on learning experiences in the areas of project skill development, communication, meeting management and leadership.
The four H's represent the core values of 4-H Canada:
- HEAD: Managing, Thinking
- HEART: Relating, Caring
- HANDS: Giving, Working
- HEALTH: Being, Living
4-H provides many benefits to members and volunteer leaders including travel opportunities, networking opportunities with other clubs and members across Canada and the U.S., and scholarship opportunities. It also looks great on resumes and college/university applications when students are applying for post-secondary education! Some examples include the 4-H Canada Science Fair, Provincial Leaders Conference, Japan Homestay Program, Club to Club Exchanges and much more! You can learn more about 4-H and the many opportunities for members and volunteer leaders by visiting the 4-H Manitoba website at www.4H.mb.ca
Our primary project is Equine, but there are many other projects that could be pursued (these will be discussed as the club develops, based on member interest, volunteers leaders, opportunities to coordinate with other clubs, ect.). Everyone must start at Equine Level 1, but older members may be able to challenge the levels and proceed through more than one level per year (at no extra cost).
To be a member, you do not need to own a horse. There will be a school horse rental fee for lessons however.
The project years run from December 1 to August 31. Theory lessons run twice a month 3-5pm Sundays December to March. Special club events and learning clinics are ogranized April - June. 4H intro to beginner riding lessons June-August. Please note there are different options for riders to complete their riding lessons through out the season. This ensures each member can Achieve the different levels of 4H Equine Series and can find a riding option that fits into their family schedules.
The Equine Series - Explore Horses
Levels 1, 2, and 3 are in separate manuals and aimed at members ages 6-12. These manuals cover the basics of horse safety, groundwork, grooming, psychology, health, identification and riding. Typically members will complete one project per year, but you can do more if you like! If you are new to horses and age 6 to 12, we recommend you start with Level 1.
Older members (age 12 and up) may challenge the checklists at the end of Levels 1 to 3 to move on to Discovering Equine (Levels 4 and 5) and Mastering Equine (age 14 and up).
You can view the project manuals online at 4H.mb.ca. If you are an advanced student looking to join 4-H and are unsure which level to register for, please contact us at 4H@sagehillstables.com and we will provide some guidance for you!
Learn to do by doing
The mission of the 4-H movement in Canada is to empower youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders that effect positive change in the world around them