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 THIS IS WHAT 4-H IS ALL ABOUT!  LEARNING, FUN, EXPERIENCE, MEMORIES!


                       4-H OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2017 IS ON NOW!

IF YOU MISSED THE JAN 15 SIGN-UP, CONTACT THE EXT. OFFICE FOR HELP.

                      CONTACT THE DEKALB COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE 

                                           2017 SCHEDULE

April 20 - Horse Health & Nutrition Seminar - 6:30 pm at the Draft Animal Museum

May 11 -  Regular Meeting - 6:30 pm @ DeKalb Co. Fairgrounds

May  25 - Workshop & Regular Meeting - 6:30 pm @ DeKalb Co. Fairgrounds

June 8 - Regular Meeting - 6:30 pm @ DeKalb County Fairgrounds

June 29 - Fun & Practice Show -  6:30 pm @ DeKalb County Fairgrounds

July 9 - Regular Meeting - Wagon Train @ East Lot of DeKalb Co. Fairgrounds @ 3 pm

July 30 - 2017 Exhibition Show @ DeKalb Co. Fairgrounds -  3 pm (AWARDS AFTER)

Sept 1,2,3 - Club Fundraiser at ACD Festival - Schedule TBA

Sept 27 - DeKalb Co. Fair Foodstand - (North Stand)

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT SUPPORTED THE DOUBLETREES CLUB IN 2016!

Draft Horse Breeds 

The Draft breeds popular in America are commonly listed as: Clydesdale, Belgian or Belgian Draft, Percheron, Suffolk or Suffolk Punch, and the great Shire.

Probably the most recognized by non-draft folks is the
Clydesdale -- from the publicity the famous Annheiser-Busch teams generate. Belgians are probably the most numerous in the United States, at work in the field, in Draft shows and in pulling contests. Percherons show up wherever workhorses do -- they pull, show, work, and jump! I have seen the Shire in show and ridden dressage. Less numerous in the United States are the Suffolk and American Cream Draft. The French Mulassier is one of too many endangered domestic species.

From before the 1970's probably the most important contributions purebred draft breeders made to the horse community, was in maintaining pure lines for cross breeding purposes. The hearty 'chunk' or draft cross as they are known today can be
registered in the Draft Cross Registry.

Horse breed encyclopedia sites include the Internation Museum of the Horse and Oklahoma State University.