Meetings & Upcoming Events
Mini Whinnies 4-H Club Meetings
Tuesday, February 12th at 7pm: Mini Whinnies meeting to prepare for our February 17th Pancake Breakfast.
Please bring some cleaning supplies as we will be cleaning the Grange kitchen and dining area.
We'll also have you wrap tableware and sign up for work shifts.
Location: Home Grange #129, corner of B Drive South & 9-1/2 Mile Road, Ceresco.
Mini Whinnies Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, February 17, 2019
Home Grange #129, Ceresco, MI
Be sure to join us for the Mini Whinnies 4-H Club all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast!
Our members will be serving of pancakes, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage, applesauce, and coffee or orange drink.
Tickets are available from any Mini Whinnies member or at the door and
are $6 for adults, $3 for children 3 to 10 years old, free for children 2 and under.
Enrollment for the 2019 4-H Year
The deadline for returning members to enroll was December 1, 2018.
If you missed the deadline to re-enroll, contact the MSU Extension office.
New members have until May 1, 2019 to enroll using the 4-H Online system - it's easy!.
Note that your enrollment is not complete until you have paid the $20 4-H participation fee.
Checks can be made payable to "MSU" and mailed to MSU Extension 315 W. Green St., Marshall, MI 49068.
Contact the MSU Extension office at 269-781-0784 with any questions.
Want to know more about the Mini Whinnies 4-H Club?
Contact one of our Mini Whinnies leaders for more information...
Lori Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-303-1552
Johanna Wilson at email@example.com or 269-967-5340
Katie Brodock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-420-9320
Looking for a Miniature Horse club for adults?
Check out the ASPC/AMHR Club of Western Michigan, (AAWM) located in western Michigan.
See also the Blue Water Miniature Horse Club (BWMHC), located in eastern Michigan.
Note: You don't have to have a registered Shetland Pony or Miniature Horse or
even own one to be a member of any of these great clubs!
Want to learn how to drive a Miniature Horse?
We highly recommend Bob Beckel of White Oak Miniature Horses
located in Stockbridge, MI (south of Lansing, north of Jackson)
Bob's program is geared toward the adult learner, with well-trained driving minis
and an indoor arena and outdoor driving area.
Shetland & Miniature Horse Registry Links
ASPC: American Shetland Pony Association / AMHR: American Miniature Horse Registry
AMHA: American Miniature Horse Association
Maximizing Mini Health
Miniature horses might be small, but their health needs are just as sizable as
their full-size counterparts. Check out this great article from "The Horse" online magazine.
Click here for the article (used with permission)
Want more information about Miniature Horses?
Check out Lil Beginnings Miniature Horse & Pony International or
join the Miniature Horse Discussion Barn on Facebook.
What can you do with a Miniature Horse?
Besides all the fun we have driving, showing and just playing with our minis,
with specialized training, these small equines make wonderful therapy animals.
Check out the Facebook pages for Charlie Miniature Therapy Horse, Rosie Toess,
Amos the Wonder Horse, and Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses.
These tiny, specially trained therapy horses work inside hospitals,
as part of assisted living and hospice programs and
in programs for Alzheimer patients, adults and children with disabilities
and at risk and abused children.
2018 Calhoun County Fair
Calhoun Co. Fairgrounds, Marshall, MI
What a wonderful - hot, rainy, and humid! - week at the Fair!
Nearly 50 Mini Whinnies members showed in Halter, Showmanship, In Hand Trail, Jumping, Costume,
Pleasure Driving and Reinsmanship.
The work our exhibitors put in over the past year really paid off - lots of medals, ribbons, and trophies were handed out!
We are so very proud of all of these young people! They are the best!
Wayward Winds Miniature Horses
4-H Club Members Are Dear to Our Hearts!
The 2019 Calhoun County Mini Whinnies 4-H Club and Mini Whinnies Youth Club
currently has 50+ members,
from Clover Buds (5 & 6 years old)
to senior members (7 to 21 years old).
Check out the MSU Extension website and
the National 4-H website for scholarship opportunities, important dates to remember, and 4-H news.
Click here for the January-February 2019 Calhoun County 4-H newsletter with information about the Michigan 4-H State Awards Program, local scholarship opportunities, and upcoming 4-H sponsored events.