Recruiting New NC 4-H Horse Program Stewards!

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2023  Training

We are looking for new 4-H Horse Program Stewards! Stewards serve in a role that helps interpret the rules and regulations of our program for 4-H members, volunteer leaders, parents, and show management. A Steward has no authority with officiating or managing a show or event. If you are interested in being added to our list of Stewards, please visit this website for more information.
Please also fill out this application BY APRIL 7TH so that we can set a training date before our qualifying shows begin.

New NC State 4-H Horse Program Stewards will complete an online certification exam that will be sent out electronically after the Zoom training.

What is a steward?
A steward is responsible for interpreting N.C. 4-H Horse Program Rules and Regulations at competitive events (horse shows, horse bowl, etc.) and providing recommendations to event management as needed regarding rule book interpretation (event management is responsible for the ultimate enforcement of rules; this is not the responsibility of the steward). Stewards are also trained in pony height measurement. Stewards usually attend 1-2 events throughout the year, with no minimum or maximum requirement.
Who can be a steward?
ANY adult 4-H Horse Program Volunteer (doesn’t have to be a club leader) who has been in the program for 3 years or longer
How does someone become a steward?
1 – Must attend the Steward Training Seminar (free; pre-registration is not required. They can simply show up to the event)
2 – Must pass the online Steward Rule Book Interpretation exam following training

Are you interested in becoming an approved NC 4-H Horse Program Steward? Direct all letters to:

N.C. 4-H Horse Steward Program
NC State University Box 7621
Raleigh, NC 27695-7621