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Arapahoe County 4-H Fun Open Horse Show


Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
Covered Arena
25690 E Quincy Ave,
Aurora, CO 80016

When: Sunday, September 10th 2017 at 9:00am


-Entry Fees- $5/class
-All day fee $30 (1 horse, 1 rider)
-No refunds
-All proceeds benefit the Arapahoe County 4-H Horse Program


– Register online here
-Day of Registration opens at 8 am and ends three classes before the class begins

Important Information:

  • Boots, long pants, collared shirt required
  • Youth 18 & under must wear a helmet
  • Ribbons for 1st through 4th place
  • No dogs allowed
  • No Parking in Fire Lanes
  • Class rules and descriptions can be found in the Colorado 4-H Horse Show Rule Book

Contact Information:

Arapahoe County Extension Office

2017 Arapahoe County 4-H Horse Fun Show Flyer

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Who: 4-H youth ages 8-18 enrolled in the horse project.

What: Join us for the Open Horse Show.  All proceeds benefit the Arapahoe County 4-H Horse Program

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017

  • Show starts: 9:00 am
  • Registration: 8:00 am
  • Pre-Entry (post marked by May 26th)
  • Reg. ends three classes before the class begins.


Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
25690 E Quincy Ave
Aurora, CO 80016
Covered Arena

Cost: Make Checks to: Arapahoe County 4-H Horse Committee

  • Pre-Entry Fees:
    Office Charge: $ 10.00 (one time)
    Entry fee: $ 6.00 (per class)
    All day fee: $50.00 (1 horse, 1 rider)
  • Day of Show Fees:
    Office Charge: $ 10.00 (one time)
    Entry fee: $ 6.00 (per class)
    All day fee: $50.00 (1 horse, 1 rider)

Additional Information:

  • Helmets are required in gymkhana events.
  • Ribbons for 1st thru 4th place.
  • Overall high point awards for the 4 age groups (1 horse, 1 rider).

Contact: CSU Extension 4-H Office in Arapahoe County at (303)730-1920

2017 Arapahoe County Open Horse Show Entry Form

Arapahoe County Red Carpet Prospect Show










Who: FFA members and 4-H youth ages 8-18 enrolled in the market beef, market goats, market lambs and dairy goats projects.

What: Mark Your Calendars Now – SAVE THE DATE! The Junior Livestock Committee will be hosting the Red Carpet Prospect Show at the Arapahoe Co. Fairgrounds for market beef, market goats, market lambs and dairy goats!!! There will also be Care, Nutrition and Showmanship Clinics sponsored.

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • 9:00 am – Nutrition, Care and Showmanship Clinics (Clinic Sponsor Byers America/ADM)
  • 11:30 am – Weigh-in (Beef First)
  • 1:30 pm – Show Starts
  • Reg. ends three classes before the class begins.


Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
25690 E Quincy Ave
Aurora, CO 80016
Covered Arena

  • Ring A: Dairy Goats & Mkt Goats
  • Ring B: Mkt Lambs & Mkt Beef

Cost: Make checks to: AC Jr Livestock Committee

Pre– Enter:

  • $15 per animal (by May 12)
  •  $5 Showmanship Per Species

Day of Show

  • Additional $5
  • Office Fee Per Entry- Stalls $10

Additional Information:

  • Concessions Available
  • Electricity Limited
  • Ribbons & Premiums plus added money/prizes.


Red Carpet Prospect Show Flyer and Registration Form

Arapahoe County 4-H Spring Dog Fun Match
Dog Shows

Who: 4-H youth ages 8-18 enrolled in the dog project.

What: Join us the Spring Dog Fun Match Sponsored by the Arapahoe County 4-H Companion Animal Committee. Showmanship, Obedience, Rally, Costume Class, Adult Showmanship and “Best Trick” fun classes too! Showmanship, Rally, Obededience.

When: Saturday April 29, 2017

  • Pre-register by April and 16 receive a gift at the show! Day of show entries accepted.
  • Check in 8:30am
  • Judging Begins at 9:00am


Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
25690 E Quincy Ave,
Aurora, CO 80016


  • Flat Fee: $10
  • Additional Dog: $2
  • Fun Classes: $1 each

Additional Information:

  • All dogs must be current on shots
  • 1-6th Place Ribbons
  • Bring proof of rabies immunization
  • Aggressive dogs may be asked to leave
  • Female dogs in heat may not be shown
  • There will be a silent auction too!!! We are looking for donation items so please let us know if you have something to bring!


Please mail entries, payment and 4H Dog ID forms to:
Arapahoe County 4H CAC
c/o Katy Vincent
55928 East County Rd 46
Strasburg, CO 80136


2017 Dog Fun Match Flyer and Registration Form

4-H Extravaganza

4-H Extravaganza

Who: All 4-H and community members

What: 4-H Extravaganza is an event for 4-H and community members to learn more about what 4-H has to offer.  It is a time for members enrolled in animal projects to take the Meat Quality Assurance (MQA) test, which a requirement for these members.  This event offers a variety of sessions pertaining to a multitude of interest areas for youth members, as well as volunteers.

Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

When: Saturday, February 4th


  • $5 which includes the event and a meal
  • FREE = MQA Only

RSVP: Register on Eventbrite


Those workshops highlighted in BLUE are specific for leaders and adults

See more information on the workshops offered at 4-H Extravaganza.

10:00AM -3:00PM ALL DAY Cloverbuds in Action
10:30AM -3:00PM ALL DAY MQA Trailer
10:30AM-3:00PM ALL DAY Maker Trailer: STEM (Sci, Tech, Engin., Math)
9:00AM-10:30AM Shooting Sports Safety Orientation Meeting
10:00AM-11:30AM Officer Trainig – Parli Pro, Running Meetings
10:30AM-11:30AM 4-H Basics: Display Boards, Demos, and Fair
10:30AM-11:30AM Technology 101 – Computers, Phone, & Newtworking
11:30AM-12:30PM Drug Awareness – What you need to know
11:30AM-12:30PM Be Somebody! – Youth Leadership
11:30AM-12:30PM Animal Growth & Development
11:30AM-12:30PM Needle Felting
12:30PM-1:00PM LUNCH
1:00PM-2:00PM Leader Round Table: Learning from each other
1:00PM-2:00PM Cat Showmanship
1:00PM-2:00PM Carcass Merchandising
1:00PM-2:00PM Discover 4-H Art Projects
2:00PM-3:00PM Effective & Welcoming Meetings
2:00PM-3:00PM Dog Training 101
2:00PM-3:00PM Veterinary Feed Directive – State Livestock Specialist
2:00PM-3:00PM Horse Science 101
3:00PM-4:00PM Animal Record Books – for members and leaders


Youth Livestock Field Day

Who: Who must take MQA? All meat animal project members (even those who have animals that are pets) must participate in a Meat Quality Assurance Program (MQA).

What: Market Beef, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep and Swine workshops.  Learn from the experts on Nutrition, Selection, Animal Health, Fitting and Showmanship.  Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goat Workshops, MQA/PQA Certification available all day. Get a head start on livestock record books with basic workshops.

Larimer County Fairgrounds @ the Ranch in Loveland
5280 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538

When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Registration opens at 8:30am, show starts at 10:00am. Attendees must pre-register by February 17th. Go to:; 4-H Youth Development; Livestock Field Day

Why: Why MQA? It is a Colorado 4-H requirement and is an Arapahoe County 4-H requirement for members enrolled in animal projects to complete this program before they can participate in the 2017 Fair. (If you have already passed the MQA certification, you do not need to attend).

Cost: FREE

Door Prizes!

Youth Livestock Field Day Event Flyer


Urban Ranchers Day Camp

Urban Ranchers Day Camp

Who: Youth ages 8-13

What: Do you or someone you know want to learn more about handling ranch animals? Does adopting your “own” goat for a week sound like fun? Then Urban Ranchers Day camp is just for you!

Join us for a fun filled adventure! You will learn how to care for and handle your goat. Other animals such as chickens, cows, and horses/llamas will be there for you to discover how they are used on the farm. Camp counselors will lead daily games and projects which will help you explore where your food comes from. We will also try some of our favorite farm foods and make some crafts from our favorite farm animals. On Thursday you will get to show off your new farm skills for your parents and friends and celebrate at a cook out from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Where Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

When: July 10th-13th

Cost and Registration: Space is limited – only 20 spots available!

  • $95 – Early bird registration (by 6/3)
  • $125 – Registration (6/4-6/26)

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Who: 4-H Members who meet the following requirements and complete the registration process on 4honline by Monday, February 6, 2017:

  • 15 Years of age as of December 31, 2016 and currently involved in an Extension sponsored 4-H program.
  • Have at least one year of 4-H leadership experience and be currently active in a leadership position in the organization she/he represents.
  • Have demonstrated an active interest in citizenship/community service programs in their club and/or at the county level.
  • Must submit an official application for CWF, including a clear, glossy picture for publicity with name and county written on the back.
  • Have ability to travel under a strenuous schedule (health, homesickness, stamina, etc.)
  • Be willing to have time to make trip presentations upon return home.
  • Interview with the Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation CWF committee.
  • Be selected by the Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation CWF committee.

What: Travel with teens from Colorado and learn about America’s rich history and political processes.  Tour the Nation’s capitol city and return home a better citizen.

Where: National 4-H Center, Washington D.C.

When: June 24-July 1

Application Deadline:  Monday, February 6, 2017

Completing the application process

Cost: $125.00 per delagate – The Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation and the Colorado 4-H Foundation pay the remaining amount per person.  Arapahoe County can select up to two (2) delegates and these costs are based on two delegates attending CWF from Arapahoe County.

Submit the following on 4holine:

  1. Application form with additional pages attached
  2. Acceptance Form
  3. Photo of yourself – clear head/shoulders photo with name and county written on the back of the photo.

Once deadline passes we will then be in contact with you to schedule an interview. The process is the same in regards to the selection process. You will need to do an interview with the committee and be of the ones selected to represent Arapahoe County in order to be approved on 4honline.

Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.

Mountain to Metro AdventureMountain to Metro Adventure

Who: 10-12 year olds looking for a great adventure this summer!

What: A three day, overnight adventure steeped in learning about the communities of Colorado. Youth from different places come together to share and learn! This year’s adventure includes camp and outdoor skills, eating new foods and learning our role in communities different from our own! Participants must be able to hike at a moderate pace.

Where:  The mountains of Clear Creek County and the Denver metro area

When:June 27-29

RSVP: by June 12th by contacting Danielle Ardrey

See event flyer

State 4-H Conference

Colorado State University in the fall




Who: 4-H members between the ages of 14-18, as of December 31, 2016

What: State Conference is a leadership opportunity as well as an event in which state contests are held:

  • Consumer Bowl
  • Consumer Choices
  • Consumer Skill A Thon
  • Hippology
  • Horse Bowl
  • Horse Demonstration
  • Horse Judging
  • Horse Public Speaking
  • Livestock Judging
  • Livestock Quiz Bowl
  • Parlimentary Procedure
  • Public Speaking (Impromptu)
  • Public Speaking (Prepared)

Where: Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO

When: June 19-23

State Conference Registration Packet

Leadership Development Conference (LDC)

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LDC Schedule

Who: 4-H members between the ages of 14-18 (as of December 31, 2016) who register by Jan 2, 2017

What: LDC is a weekend-long conference that is held in Denver and gives the youth the chance to work on their leadership and citizenship skills.

The Denver Renaissance Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207

When: Saturday, Jan 28 – Monday, Jan 30

Cost: The cost of the conference is $160 (does not include hotel cost).  The hotel cost is approximately $110 without tax.

December 19th 4-H Cooking Camp

kids-bakingCome and join us for a full day of cooking and having a great time at the first annual 4-H Cooking Camp on Monday, December 19, from 8:00am to 4:30 pm! We will be cooking up yummy breakfast, snacks, and lunch and will be using the Cooking 101 curriculum. We might even make something to send home to share with the family! It is open to both 4-H club members and community members- so bring a friend!


Who: 4-H members and their friends between the ages 8-13
Where: Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office, 6934 S. Lima St., Suite B, Centennial, CO  80112.
When: Monday, December 19th from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $25 (plus tax) per camper (this will cover the cost of food for breakfast, lunch, and snacks that we will be making from scratch)
Register: First come, first serve. The camp will fill up at 15 participants, so make sure to reserve your spot today!

Can’t wait to see you there!



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Who: All Arapahoe County 4-H Members

What: Come join us for a fun-filled night for a chance to participate in contests for Speech and Demonstration, Cake Decorating, Talent Show (Performing Arts), and Parli Pro.  Note that the Cake Decorating contest is only open to those who have enrolled in the Cake Decorating project via 4honline prior to the April 1 deadline.  Please see links for guidelines and registration forms for Speech and Demo and Cake Decorating.  Mark your calendars and start planning on what you want to do! We hope to see many of you there!

Englewood High School
3800 S Logan St
Englewood, CO 80113

When: April 21st from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
The registration deadline for all contests will be Friday, March 17.

Important Forms:

Creative Cooks Contest

Creative Cooks Contest









WhoAll 4-H’ers, ages 5-18 may enter.  Participants are encouraged to be enrolled in the food project, but it is not a requirement.

Age Divisions are:

Cloverbuds Ages 5-7
Juniors Ages 8-10
Intermediate Ages 11-13
Senior Ages 14-18

Members may enter as:

Individuals bring only one food item from their menu
Teams (2) bring two food items from their menu
Groups unlimited number (8-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds) who bring all items from their menu

What: Members select a theme and prepare a menu, food, a table setting and outfit around their theme (outfit optional).  They use their knowledge of nutrition, meal planning and food preparation in a creative way.  The contest is followed by an awards ceremony.

Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

When: February 18th from 9:00am-2:00pm

Awards: These are presented at the close of the event.  Cloverbud project members are non-competitive and receive participation ribbons only.  Winners (ages 8-18) are eligible to compete at the Colorado State Fair.

It Helps to Know: Each 4-H’er can enter one or two divisions.  The divisions are individual division, team division or group division.  They may not enter three divisions.

2017 Creative Cooks Contest Results

Junior Individual:
Champion: Anna Vetter, Theme: Dr. Seuss, Antelope Crossing 4-H Club
Reserve Champion: Austin Euritt, Theme: Pokémon Party, Elk Creek 4-H Club, Popularity Award

Junior Team:
Champion: Grant and Garrett Fetty, Theme: Dinner with Disney, Antelope Crossing 4-H Club, Popularity Award

Intermediate Team:
Champion: Abby and Lissie Norden, Theme: In the Nesting Box, Elk Creek 4-H Club, Popularity Award
Reserve Champion: Jane Goldy and Anna Vetter, Theme: Winter Wonderland, Antelope Crossing 4-H Club

Senior Team:
Champion: Joey Miller and Aidan Bray, Theme: Lord of the Rings, Elk Creek 4-H Club
Reserve Champion: Sam Miller and Andrea Bray, Theme: Around the Campfire, Elk Creek 4-H Club, Popularity Award
3rd Place: Alyssa Bray and Kassidy Euritt, Theme: Wizard of Oz, Elk Creek 4-H Club

Senior Individual:
Champion: Kassidy Euritt, Theme: Under the Sea, Elk Creek 4-H Club
Reserve Champion: Faith Lind, Theme: Home Run for Nutrition, Smoky Hill 4-H Club, Popularity Award
3rd Place: Stephen Walton, Theme: Minecraft Midday Meal, Walton Family 4-H Club

Consumer Choices Contest

Consumer Choices Contest









Who: 4-H Members between the ages of 5-18.

What: Participants learn to think logically and utilize their level of knowledge to make sound decisions.  Members judge a class of four items and give oral reasons for their ranking.  The challenge Contest is a competitive quiz.  Youth are given buzzers and one minute to answer a multiple-choice question.  The first person to buzz in gets the opportunity to answer the question.  Points are added up and the youth with the most points wins.

Where: Centrepoint Plaza, Aurora

When: March 11th form 8:30am-1:00pm

2017 Consumer Choices Guidelines and Registration

2016 Results and Awards

Fashion Revue 2016 “Fair Fun for Everyone”

2016 Speech and Demo Results are in- thanks for all your hard work!

2016 Consumer Choices Results are in- nice work!

2016 Creative Cooks Results are in- great job participants!

2016 4-H Achievement Awards