Meetings & Upcoming Events...

Mini Whinnies 4-H Club Meetings
  Next Mini Whinnies workout will be in July. Date to be announced.

Workouts are held at Harper Creek Stable, 11432 8-1/2 Mile Road, Ceresco, at 6pm



Want to know more about the Mini Whinnies 4-H Club?
Contact Johanna Wilson at johamwil77@att.net or 269-967-5340 or
Lori Wilson at loriw8000@tds.net or 269-303-1552 for more information. 

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

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.

Michigan State 4-H Miniature Horse Show - August 27, 2016

MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

Congratulations on the many ribbons, Top 5's, Champion and Reserve Champion wins to our

State 4-H Miniature Horse Show participants!

 Sahvanuh Fletcher, Paige Fountain, Gracie Klein, Kayla Quick, Jayden Wert,

Adam Wilson, Rachel Wilson, Hunter Wilson, Dani York

Past Showing & Events...

2016 Calhoun County Fair - August 14 to 20, 2016
Calhoun Co. Fairgrounds, Marshall, MI
What a wonderful - hot, rainy, and humid! - week at the Fair!

Over 40 Mini Whinnies members showed in Halter, Showmanship, In Hand Trail, Jumping, Costume,
Pleasure Driving, Reinsmanship, and Versatility.

We also welcomed three members of the Bombers club who showed their minis with us!

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!

4-H Club Members Are Dear to Our Hearts!


The 2017 Calhoun County Mini Whinnies 4-H Club currently has 56 members,

from Clover Buds (5 to 8 years old) to 4-H senior members (9 to 19 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.


Important!

Click the button below for important 4-H information

about the Calhoun County Fair.


Thank you to our wonderful Mini Whinnies parents, grandparents,

friends, and family for these great pictures!

We're very proud of our Calhoun County 4-H

Show of Champions participants...

Senior: Paige Fountain

Intermediate: Hunter Wilson

Junior: Maddie Brodock

As well as Jayden Wert and Michalla Barnes

who qualified with other 4-H clubs


Congratulations to our 2016 Calhoun County

Show of Champions Junior winner, Maddie Brodock!

Congratulations to our 2016 Calhoun County

Fair Queen, Rachel Wilson!

Calhoun County Fair

Saturday, August 12 through Saturday, August 19, 2017
Calhoun County Fairgrounds, Marshall MI 49068
Mini Whinnies will show on Sunday, August 13 and Monday, August 14
Check out the Fair Book for Youth & Open Livestock and Youth & Open Non-Livestock.

​Mini Whinnies are in Department 17 "Youth Miniature Horse & Donkey"

NEW!  Complete your Youth and/or Open Fair Entry online this year!

Click here to set up your account and submit your entries by July 7, 2017.

​(If necessary, you can pick up a paper entry form from the Fair office).

Note: Clover Bud members not sharing a horse with an older member, contact Superintendent Al Seedorf

​(269-979-2746) as soon as possible to reserve a stall in the 'Open' section of our barn.


4-H State Miniature Horse Show
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Open to 4-H members 13 and older as of January 1, 2017.

MSU South Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

​Click on the buttons below for the Delegate Packet and Entry Form.


Mini Whinnies 4-H Club, Calhoun County, MI

Mini Whinnies Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, February 19, 2017
Home Grange #129, Ceresco, MI
What a wonderful turnout! Mini Whinnies members served over 500 all-you-can-eat
breakfasts of pancakes, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage, applesauce, and beverage.
Thank you to our sponsors and those who donated and/or contributed in so many ways.
A big thank you to our hard working club members, parents, and friends...
the kitchen team, for your all day work, from set up and prepping to cooking to cleaning
  and the dining room team, for making making sure everything flowed well.
Your hard work for the benefit of the club is greatly appreciated!
We also sincerely thank the members of the community who came out to support our club!