Long Lake Acres 4H Club
I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living.
What is 4H?
The purpose of the 4-H horse program is to provide young people an opportunity to participate in a series of activities designed to improve citizenship, sportsmanship, horsemanship, character, competitive spirit, discipline, and responsibility while creating an atmosphere for learning and awareness of the life about us. Though the objectives may be arranged in a different order, you will notice the first objective is not horsemanship. Horsemanship, in the broadest sense, is an important facet of the 4-H horse program, but it should be understood that the horse is but a tool to be used in the development and education of the child.
Join our 4H Club
Come join the Long Lake Acres 4H Club and experience the adventure and knowledge of horsemanship. Natalie has been involved in the 4H program for over 20 years, both as a participant and a trainer. She is a strong believer in the program and its ability to give young equestrians the opportunity to not only ride, but to learn about horses. Our 2023-2024 4H year is now open for enrollment.
4H Horse Shows
Members of the 4H Club have the opportunity to take their horse to multiple shows throughout the season. Each year 4-H clubs across the state hold countless local and county horse shows. In the spring, each of the six Areas has a qualification show to determine who will be able to participate at the State show. Only a top percentage from each Area qualify to go to the Florida 4-H State Horse Show. The State show typically has up to 300 entrants. Of those, the 70 highest point-earning Seniors (and Intermediates who show as Seniors) qualify for the Regional horse Show.