Heart of 4-H Award Winner: Capital City Horse and Pony Club

Lancaster County 4-H presents a Heart of 4-H Award to a Lancaster County 4-H volunteer each month in recognition of outstanding volunteer serice. The purpose of this award is to recognize volunteers who are, indeed, the heart of 4-H.

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October 2022
Capital City Horse and Pony Club
Capital City Horse and Pony Club members who helped at 2022 fair
(L–R): Rick Adams, Holly (Warner) Adams, Lexi Gropp, Pam Schaaf and Tanya Duba. The dog's name is "Sassy."

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce the Capital City Horse and Pony Club (CCHPC) as winner of the October “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Current officers are President Rick Adams, Vice President Holly (Warner) Adams, Secretary Danielle Elkins and Treasurer Jessica Falk. Their 2022 Board of Directors includes two 4-H parents.

For many years, the club has helped with the Lancaster County 4-H horse program in a variety of ways:

  • Superintendent of the 4-H Horse Games show at the Lancaster County Super Fair, bringing some equipment and helping reset barrels and poles.
  • Hosts open horse shows which are open to, and attended by, 4-H youth.
  • This year, the club was set to host a District Horse show at their arena near Raymond, though rain forced the show to be held at an alternate location.

Holly (Warner) Adams says, “Capital City Horse and Pony Club is a family oriented club that is focused on supporting the youth in our club and in 4-H. We enjoy watching the youth compete and see their progress over the years. Our favorite experience as 4-H volunteers is getting to see so many youth participate, and visiting with parents and youth at county fair every year.”

Extension Associate Kate Pulec says, “It is so great for the 4-H youth to see these local clubs supporting their growth in their projects and help them find an avenue to continue their passion in the equine community.”