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Protege Program
The 4-H Protege Program is designed to educate our younger or less
experienced equine 4-H members and future 4-Hers.

Youth from the age of 5 and up are teamed with a more experienced
4-H equine member who will act as a teacher throughout the year.  
Events include the Mandatory Protege Clinic, a separate Protege
Show and classes during the Wayne County Fair in Belleville.  

The teacher will work with their protege on workbooks, knowledge
and hands on application with a horse.  The hands on topics include
grooming and saddling as well as showing.

Youth under the age of 9 will not be "judged" during these
competitions based on State 4-H regulations but will instead receive
positive critiques and areas for improvement during the shows and

Youth 9 and up will receive actual placings during the competitions as
well as positive critiques to improve their equine experience.

See information on our home page and our forms page for
information on Protege Clinic dates and information on shows.