Horse Court and More at the 2016 4-H Discovery Day

4-H Discovery Day 2016

Saturday, May 7 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI 48350

What is 4-H Discovery Day?

4-H Discovery Day is a family event open to the public providing educational hands-on experiences in a friendly atmosphere. 4-H clubs along with many community partners come together to create a fun day for the whole family. Information will be available about joining 4-H and exhibiting at the Oakland County Fair.

4-H Discovery Day

4-H Discovery Day

The event has been hosted by MSUE Extension Oakland County 4-H Youth Development and the Oakland County Fair for over twenty years. This very special event is a discovery of all the opportunities 4-H and the fair have to offer. If you ever wanted to know what 4-H was – Discovery Day is the perfect time to find out. 4-H members and clubs will highlight their project areas with demonstrations and hands on activities. Several demos and activities will include animals (rabbits, poultry, dogs, goats, sheep, and calves), and other educational fun stuff such as archery, gardening, crafts and games.

4-H Discovery Day at Springfield Oaks Park

4-H Discovery Day at Springfield Oaks Park

The Oakland County 4-H Horse Court (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) will also be offering a “mock horse show” for all ages in the horse area at Springfield Oaks County Park. This will be a no pressure, practice show for trail course, gymkhana (barrels, flags & Figure 8 stakes) and equitation patterns. Bring your horse or just watch. Show clothes are optional, negative coggins and waivers required. Trailer in only – stalls are NOT available. Show attire will be on display and announcer will explain the show process to those just learning and riders will receive some great tips for competition.

4-H Discovery Day is also Tag In/Weigh In day for 4-Hers where they must declare ownership of project animals in order to exhibit market animals, dog and horses at the Oakland County Fair. For more Fair information about exhibiting at the fair, pleases visit

The fun begins at 4-H Discovery Day – so come join us at Springfield Oakland County Park on Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For additional info, please contact the 4-H Office at 248-858-0889 or Oakland County Fair Office at 248-634-8830.

Photos by Pat Lindsay, courtesy of the Oakland County 4-H Facebook Page


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