The 4H Rusty Spurs Horse Club is working to give back this year during the course of their activities and competitions and they are off to a great start.

Club news reporter Madison Bodeux explained what the club has been involved in since 4-H started back up last September.

"We adopted a family at Christmas from the Wheatland Crisis Society, cleaned tables at the Wheatland Crisis Society gala, and helped out with Hamper days at Canadian Tire, and got to be in the Santa Claus parade in November," she said 

Bodeux explained that the club will be getting ready for its annual competitions this spring.

"As a group, we have our lessons every Tuesday from September to October that will start back up in March and monthly meetings, and we will be taking part in 4H on Parade in Calgary in June, Regionals in Red Deer in July, and we do smaller local horse shows in the spring to get ready for the bigger shows."

When they take part in competitions Bodeux said that they compete in different categories that include competing in English, western, showmanship, gymkhana and trail classes at the shows.

The club is always looking for other ways to get involved and help in the community where possible and club leaders Lynn Wolfs (403-934-0827) or Jacey Rhinehart (403-901-4080) can be contacted to arrange volunteer opportunities if the club is able.

Bodeux, who was previously in sheep 4-H, made the shift to the horse club and has been having a great time making new friends, continuing to give back to the community, and taking part in competitions.  

For the opportunity to become involved in 4-H which offers a wide range of programs along with the potential to travel and receive scholarships along with other opportunities, visit

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