Horse Sense is a 4H horse club formed in 2002 and is based at J-Bar Stables in Norton, Ohio. Our members are from Akron, Norton, Copley, Fairlawn, Bath, Cuyahoga Falls, and Barberton. Many of our members start without any experience around horses, and continue through the highest levels of 4H participation. We meet in the winter each month at the Norton Community Center, Norton Library, or J-Bar Stables, and have weekly riding meetings in the summer at J-Bar Stables.
Horse Sense actively participates in all state level academic events.
We have members riding in all disciplines and are active in horse bowl, judging team, hippology, speaking contest, skill-a-thon, fair, open shows, breed shows, and dressage shows.
We have limited openings for new members. Members range in age from 9-18 and are evenly split between ages and disciplines. There are no club dues and very limited fundraisers during the year.
Horse Sense runs the Summit County Dressage Show and PAS, which usually occurs the week after Memorial Day.
Our host facility offers horses for lease for anyone who wants to participate in 4H but does not have their own horse, however there are no contest horses available.
Our organizational advisor is a USDF L Graduate, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist, and actively competes at the Grand Prix level of dressage and judges dressage schooling shows in North and Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
Advisor: Sara J. 908-240-6949 (please text or use the email link below)
Our 2016 Officers & Members are:
President- Kendall W. & Skippa Black Cat Vice President- Aubrey P. & Skeeter Secretary- Callie G. & Dontcha Bar Magic
Treasurer- Cassandra S. & Cosmic Badger Historian/Photographer- Jessica P. & Glory's Ziptop