4-H News – 7-12-17
Dog and Cat Exhibitors;
Horse Exhibitors;
and Remember What Matters
at This Year’s Fair (special release from U of I Extension)

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Dog and Cat Exhibitors
Please be reminded that all dogs and cats being exhibited at the Saline County 4-H Dog Agility Show and at the Saline County 4-H Dog & Cat Show must be up-to-date on their shots.
Youth exhibitors must present the animal’s shot record at check-in. The animal will not be allowed to participate or even remain at the show without the proper records.
Horse Exhibitors
4-H Horse exhibitors are reminded to bring proof of negative Coggins testing to the 4-H Horse & Pony Show on July 25th. Check in time for the show is 1:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Helmets are required for all mounted exhibitors in or out of the show arena. Call Nancy at the Extension office at 252-8391 if you need to borrow a helmet.
Remember What Matters at This Year’s Fair
(The following is a special release from University of Illinois Extension.)
It’s hot. We love our kids, and we want the best for them. Mistakes may be made. Judges may see things from a different perspective. Things may get overlooked. Others may take an easier route to victory. It’s easy to lose sight of what’s most important at the 4-H show. Take a moment. Breathe.
As we look toward a summer filled with 4-H shows, we encourage you to remember this:
It’s never about winning; it’s about being part of something more than yourself.
It’s never about being perfect; it’s about being your personal best.
It’s never about beating someone else; it’s about beating your last effort.
It’s never about losing; it’s about learning what you can to keep from losing the next time.
It’s never quitting, never giving in or giving up, never selling out or selling yourself short.
It’s learning to lose gracefully and win graciously in the ring or in life.
It’s learning that sometimes the break goes your way and sometimes it doesn’t, and there’s nothing you can do about it but play the game you are there to play.
It’s about respecting your competitor and respecting the rules of the game and knowing the minute you stop either one, you’ve lost.

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