About Us


  • Join the NDHC listserve. Click on the Apply option and fill out info or email the Horse Council President to request to be added. This listserve sends announcements pertaining to the Northern District news, events, educational opportunities, deadlines and meeting information. We will also announce your 4-H club sponsored events.

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Two year term serving February 3, 2021 - February 3, 2023:

  • Linda Brown, President - email: labcam@hotmail.com

  • Lynn Define, Vice President - email:

  • Katie Sears, Secretary - email:

  • Rose McDonald, Treasurer - email: horsemomrose@yahoo.com


  • The Northern District 4-H Horse Council is comprised of volunteer leaders from 28 counties. Together, these volunteers provide youth involved in horse projects many educational and competitive events throughout the year, including district qualifying shows and clinics, and district level Horse Bowl, Hippology and Horse Judging Contests. The Council also provides money for county-level project book scholarships and plays an active role in shaping state policies and procedures within the 4-H Horse Program. Scholarship requests must be submitted by your extension agent to the Treasurer by Dec. 31 each year.

  • NDHC encourages and welcomes participation and attendance at all of our council meetings. Any registered 4-H volunteer, parent, extension agent, or senior 4-H member is welcome to attend the Council meetings. Each county has two voting members, which are designated by the county agent. Officers are elected every two years. To be considered for an officer position, members must have at least one year of active membership in the Council. Please read through the by-laws for further information. Officer elections are held at the February meeting.

  • Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the even months (Feb, April, June, August, Oct & Dec) at 7 p.m. Meetings are held virtually until further notice, at alternating county extension offices (usually Orange Co. and Fauquier Co.). County extension office information and directions.



  • Bertha Durbin berthadurbin@earthlink.net

  • Carrie Swanson horse@vt.edu

  • Julie Williamson stepatatimefarm@gmail.com

  • Rose McDonald horsemomrose@yahoo.com

  • Hannah McDonald hannah8@vt.edu

The Northern District includes the following 28 Virginia counties. Clubs are listed per county if information has been provided to NDHC. If your club has a website please provide the Council President with that information.

  • Albemarle - Hoof-n-Woof

  • Alexandria

  • Arlington

  • Augusta - 4-H Light Horse and Pony Club, 4 the Love of Horses

  • Bath

  • Caroline- Triple Crown Equestrian Club

  • Clarke -Clarke County Equine Enthusiasts

  • Culpeper - Rixeyville Riders

  • Fairfax - Hampton Horse Feathers, Herndon Horse Club, Virginia Trotters 4-H Horse Club

  • Fauquier - Blazing Saddles Colts & Fillies, Lucky Bits & Spurs, Go-as-you-please Riders, Dragon Riders

  • Fluvanna - Horse of Course, Rising Riders, Colts and Fillies, Horse 'N Around

  • Frederick - Golden Horseshoe 4-H Club

  • Greene - Greene HorseShoes 4-H Club

  • Highland

  • King George - Horse and Pony Club, Horsin’ Around Club

  • Loudoun - CanterLopes, Overlook Farm 4-H Horse Club

  • Louisa - Horse of Course

  • Madison -

  • Orange - Bit and Bridle, Natural Horse Addicts

  • Page - 4-H Rockin' Riders

  • Prince William - Nokesville 4-H Equestrians, Phantom Riders, Old Dominion Equestrian 4-H Club

  • Rappahannock - Talley Ho

  • Rockbridge - Bit N’ Bridle

  • Rockingham

  • Shenandoah - Silver Spurs

  • Spotsylvania - Drive and Ride, The Jolly Ranchers, Mattapony, Bits and Pearls 4-H Club, Stars-N-Blazes

  • Stafford - Stablemates

  • Warren - Skyline Riders Horse & Pet 4-H Club