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Lucky Shoe 4-H

What is 4-H?

4-H is an organization where students pick a project, such as horses and work with their animal all summer long. In August there is a competition called fair, held at the Ski Hi complex, in Monte Vista. The students compete in horsemanship (riding), showmanship (leading), trail course (riding through an obstacle course), english, ranch riding, and reining. This is a great opportunity for your student to improve their horsemanship skills, create friendships, and lend their hands to community service projects. 


When do we meet?

Lucky Shoe 4-H meets on Fridays April-August.  The time will be be set before April. 


How old do I have to be?

4-H age is the age of the individual on December 31 of the current 4-H year. The 4-H year runs from October 1 to September 30.

• Cloverbud: 5-7 years old (does not compete in fair)

• Junior member: 8-10 years old

• Intermediate member: 11-13 years old

• Senior member: 14-18 years old


How do I join?

Lucky Shoe Riding Club offers the option for students to  participate in 4-H with your own horse or use one of our horses. If you would like to participate please let Courtney know asap so she can reserve a horse for you if needed. After talking with Courtney you will need to enroll with the extension office. 


How much will it cost?

To rent a Lucky Shoe Horse:

One time Horse Rental Fee: $250 (this is so you can practice with your 4-h horse ANYTIME you want, without an instructor. This is to make sure you have plenty of practice before fair. So you can ride every day of the week! Take advantage of this.)

OR you can do a 1/2 lease of full lease of a horse. 

4-H horse rental per lesson: $40

Extension office Fees: $25 and $5 per project

Fair: Entry Fees


To use your own horse:

 Extension office fees: $25 and $5 per project

Fair: Entry Fees






2024 4-H Enrollment Opens

Attached is information for enrolling in 4-H for the 2024 year!

Enrollment will be conducted through the new State 4H Online System.

New member enrollment deadline is March 14th 2024.

May 1st 2024 4-H ids are due.

If you have trouble with enrolling, give the extension office in Monte Vista a call. We can walk you through common problems. If you have limited internet access, or want in-person support, drop by the office during office hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. (Please be sure to call before you come!


Extension Office Phone Number: 719-852-7381

Instructions to Sign up on line with the extension office:

Practice Plans

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