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Allen County Indiana 4H Horse & Pony

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08/24/2022

The photograph is of a horse that was once named one of the 100 all time American heroes by Life Magazine.

Staff Sergeant Reckless (c. 1948 – May 13, 1968), was a decorated war horse who held official rank in the United States military.

For her exemplary service to the Marine Corps, Reckless was awarded two Purple Hearts (for the wounds received during the Battle of Vegas), a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation with bronze star, the National Defense Service Medal, a Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Medal, a Navy Unit Commendation, and a Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

She was officially promoted to Staff Sergeant in 1959 by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

An American Marine gun crew during the Korean War bought the Mongolian bred mare with their own money and trained her to carry shells for the recoilless rifle they called ‘Reckless’.

They also named the mare ‘Reckless’, and she became their mascot and an indispensable member of their gun crew. Reckless often, under heavy fire, made countless trips delivering ammunition from the supply point to the gun. She would often do this alone.

The photograph on this post is of Reckless beside a 75mm recoilless rifle during the Korean War.

I have also read that Reckless completed 51 solo trips in a single day during the Battle for Outpost Vegas in 1953. The battle raged for 5 days and it is estimated that there were over 1,000 American casualties and twice that number of Chinese during the battle. It is regarded as one of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history.

Reckless was also used to evacuate the wounded and was injured twice.

In recognition of her incredible war service, she was presented with a special citation for bravery by the Marines and promoted to Sergeant.

The Marines personally payed for her travel to the United States, where she enjoyed a well-earned retirement pastured at Camp Pendleton.

Reckless died in 1968. There are books about Sergeant Reckless.

Lest We Forget.

Photograph came from Wikipedia.

Don't forget we still need volunteers to work the food booth, etc.  Please contact your leader.
08/08/2022

Don't forget we still need volunteers to work the food booth, etc. Please contact your leader.

Please be aware...You will need to provide your own shavings for your stall this year.  There will NOT be any available ...
07/07/2022

Please be aware...You will need to provide your own shavings for your stall this year. There will NOT be any available to purchase. If you have questions, please contact your leader. Please share this post to get the word out. Thanks!

ATTENTION!!! Tonight's meeting, July 6th, is CANCELLED!  Please spread the word!
07/06/2022

ATTENTION!!! Tonight's meeting, July 6th, is CANCELLED! Please spread the word!

07/04/2022

Happy 4th of July.🇺🇸

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06/30/2022

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REMINDER! First entry deadline is TOMORROW, July 1! Get your entry in now ➡️ https://bit.ly/3ytBK0B

06/30/2022
Don't forget...your Activity Sheets are due to the Allen County Extension Office, by June 30th, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
06/24/2022

Don't forget...your Activity Sheets are due to the Allen County Extension Office, by June 30th, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

06/22/2022

Reminder: Tonight's Outdoor Meeting (June 22nd) we will be cleaning up from the Memorial Day Show. Please bring your rakes, buckets, wheelbarrow, shovels, etc., to help.

Don't forget...you WILL need a hangtag to park inside the Fairgrounds STARTING, Friday, July 22nd.  The hangtag will all...
06/16/2022

Don't forget...you WILL need a hangtag to park inside the Fairgrounds STARTING, Friday, July 22nd. The hangtag will allow one vehicle to park inside the gated Fairgrounds. No additional tickets will be included and does NOT cover general admission to the fair. Each hangtag parking pass will cost $50.00 or $40.00 for those 65 and older. Pre-Fair Discounted Admission Tickets and Vehicle Hangtags can be purchased/picked up starting July 11 at the Allen County Fairgrounds Office during normal business hours or on Sunday July 17 from 11 am. to 2 pm in the Celebration Pavilion.

Due to the excessive heat, the outdoor meeting for tonight, June 15th is CANCELLED.  Please spread the word.
06/15/2022

Due to the excessive heat, the outdoor meeting for tonight, June 15th is CANCELLED. Please spread the word.

SHOW IS CANCELLED.
06/09/2022

SHOW IS CANCELLED.

THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED!!! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD...
Speed Friday night. Pleasure on Saturday. Location moved to Shrine grounds on Hwy 9 in Columbia City!! Come show with us...spread the word

Outdoor meeting for tonight, June 8th, 2022 is CANCELLED due to weather.
06/08/2022

Outdoor meeting for tonight, June 8th, 2022 is CANCELLED due to weather.

Please bring forks, shovels and wheel barrows, etc., to help clean stalls at tonight's meeting, Wednesday, June 1st.
06/01/2022

Please bring forks, shovels and wheel barrows, etc., to help clean stalls at tonight's meeting, Wednesday, June 1st.

05/29/2022

As Memorial Day approaches we remember an amazing mare, Sergeant Reckless. This Mongolian chestnut was a Marines war horse during the Korean War. She carried both ammunition and wounded soldiers from the front lines to the return trip. Sergeant Reckless was respected and loved by the Marines she served with. The mare was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant because of her amazing performance throughout the war. She was also given two Purple Hearts along with many other military decorations for her service.

SERGEANT RECKLESS (1948-1968) - today we honor you.

Going to be a GREAT Weekend!!!  See you at the show!!
05/26/2022

Going to be a GREAT Weekend!!! See you at the show!!

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain in the area tonight and Friday. The weather clears up for a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, featuring warm and dry conditions.

05/25/2022

Tonight's meeting, MAY 25th is CANCELLED.

Stop!!! Hold on there!  OUTDOOR MEETING FOR TONIGHT (MAY 25th, 2022) IS CANCELLED.  SPREAD THE WORD!!
05/18/2022

Stop!!! Hold on there! OUTDOOR MEETING FOR TONIGHT (MAY 25th, 2022) IS CANCELLED. SPREAD THE WORD!!

OUTDOOR MEETING 5/18/22 IS CANCELLED.  SPREAD THE WORD!!
05/18/2022

OUTDOOR MEETING 5/18/22 IS CANCELLED. SPREAD THE WORD!!

ATTENTION:  For those of you who show more than horses.
05/12/2022

ATTENTION: For those of you who show more than horses.

NEW for 2022 – 4-H Animal Affidavit & Animal Husbandry Form

4-H Exhibitors in the Beef, Dairy, Swine, Sheep, Dairy Goat, Boer Goat, and Meat Goat Departments are required to complete the new 4-H Animal Affidavit & Animal Husbandry Form.

HELPFUL TIPS:
🔴 The Animal Husbandry Form must be maintained from the 4-H Animal Ownership Deadline (May 16, 2022) through check in at the Indiana State Fair.
🔴 One form is required for each State Fair Animal.
🔴 All medications, vaccinations, injections, medical treatments, and any foreign substances administered in any form or manner must be documented.
🔴 Disclosing drugs and/or alterations on the Animal Affidavit and Animal Husbandry Form does not affect the imposition of penalties should there be a violation of the Code of Ethics or drug testing /examination principles outlined in the Entry Book. Attaching accompanying veterinary documentation to support any Animal Affidavit claims is recommended.

You can find the form on our website: https://bit.ly/39VGqCN

Please contact your leader if you are able to help.
05/10/2022

Please contact your leader if you are able to help.

05/04/2022

Three Rivers Horse Trails has a big announcement coming!!!! We are having a meeting on May 5, 2022 at 6:30pm at PBS 39. Come find out about the future of horse trails in Allen County!!! What happened with the grant we applied for? Come find out at the meeting. Please like and share to all your friends.

If you have any spare time this weekend....Please consider helping in the food booth.  Contact your leader for more info...
05/02/2022

If you have any spare time this weekend....Please consider helping in the food booth. Contact your leader for more information.

04/01/2022
03/17/2022

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!☘️

Irish trivia: do you know what the three breeds pictured below (the Connemara pony, the Irish Draught horse and the Thoroughbred horse) have in common?

They’re all genetic descendants of the Irish Hobby, a breed now extinct that was developed in Ireland prior to the 13th century and was prized for his lightness and swiftness. This quick and agile horse was popular for skirmishing and often ridden by light cavalry; Hobbies were used by both sides during the Wars of Scottish Independence (notably, Robert the Bruce employed these horses for his guerrilla warfare, covering 60-70 miles a day) and even King Henry VIII took an interest to the breed and bought Hobbies for his personal racing stable. The term “hobby” became then synonymous with any “activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure.”

While Hobby horses may be extinct, the horse remains a proud symbol of the Irish heritage and today Ireland is at the center of the Thoroughbred industry, despite being a small country with a population of fewer than five million people.

Slainte!

03/17/2022
03/11/2022

Say, "Woodworking Workshop" three times quickly then register for what is sure to be a fun and informative workshop on April 18 from 6-8pm at the Purdue Extension - Allen County office.

Registration is open until April 1 (or until seats fill up) at bit.ly/woodapril2022

03/03/2022
03/01/2022

Attention all Allen County Adult and Junior Leaders!

IT'S BACK! FINALLY!

Mark your calendars for our Fourth Annual Iron Chef Allen County 4-H Competition on Tuesday, March 29 from 6:30-8pm at the Extension Office.

Teams will work together with secret ingredients to develop and prepare culinary masterpieces and present them to a panel of judges.

Please RSVP to 260.481.6826 before March 25 so we can plan accordingly with supplies.

03/01/2022
02/28/2022
02/17/2022
Time to order flowers and plants!  Orders and payments must be received by March 31, 2022.
02/17/2022

Time to order flowers and plants! Orders and payments must be received by March 31, 2022.

02/15/2022

We're looking for people ages 18 and older who are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and/or Math (STEAM) to help us lead a new STEAM Club here in Allen County. There are no set time requirements - only what you can spare. We just ask that you are passionate about helping youth learn new skills that will help them learn about the world.

Interested? Call the office at 260.481.6826 and ask to speak with Samm or email [email protected].

02/15/2022

Come learn how to watercolor paint on cookies! March 10, 6-8pm at Johnnie Mae Farm. This workshop costs $10 and is open for youth in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Register before March 3rd at https://bit.ly/watercolorcookies

02/15/2022

Happy Valentine's Day! Today's Fling sneak peek is a 30 inch firepit with accessories as shown in picture. Fling Fundraiser is Saturday February 26th!

02/14/2022
02/11/2022
02/03/2022

Calling all youth in Kindergarten through 12th grades!

Join us for Cookies and Canvas on February 14th from 6-8 pm. Adults - take a night off and let us watch the kids on Valentine's Day! Cost is $15 and youth will take their painting home. Sign up at https://bit.ly/cookiescanvas by February 7th.

02/01/2022

In anticipation of the coming weather, our office will be closed to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 2 and Thursday, Feb 3. We will still be available via phone or email. Full listing of contact information can be found at puext.in/allen.

02/01/2022
01/25/2022

4-H Dog Leaders, Trainers, Volunteers, Judges and anyone wishing to take on one of these roles in a local 4-H Program are invited to this year's 4-H Dog Volunteers' Workshop!
🐶 The workshop will take place on Saturday March 5, 2022 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex.
🐶 Registration costs $10 and will include a lunch, resource packet, a day of learning and fun.
🐶 Register via 4-H Online in the Events Tab at v2.4honline.com. Non 4-H Volunteers, please visit bit.ly/Non4-HParticipantInstructions for registration instructions.
🐶 Contact Purdue Extension-Jefferson County (Britt Copeland) at (812) 265-8919 for any additional questions.

01/20/2022
01/14/2022

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4001 Crescent Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
46815

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(260) 481-6826

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Blackstone Ranch is excited to be hosting our very FIRST tack sale at the Ranch! Have any used or new tack taking up wasted space? Bring it over! Looking to buy something or maybe just looking to look? Stop over, bring a friend or two! • All kinds of tack / clothing welcome! • Bake Sale • Food Truck • Pony Rides • Indoor / Heated Facility ( Rain or Snow ) Give us a call or shoot us a message to reserve your table. $25 / Includes table & chairs! 260-715-1745
I have a friend looking for reliable help with her horses. Mostly weekends. Located on the north side of Allen County, not far from Leo or Huntertown. Pm me and I’ll pass on the information
Do you like to trail ride? Are you interested in the progress made to bring horse trails to Allen County? Join us tomorrow at the Downtown Allen County Public Library meeting room C 6:30 pm.
Great time for all ages.
Shrine Charity Horse Show is this weekend! Hi point for Jr and Sr 4-H and for Small Fry. Come join us in Columbia City
18-YO Arabian gelding available for lease. Has been ridden in 4H for 2 years and in other local shows. Loves to run and jump. PM me for more information.
Senior 4-H High Point Rules for Shrine Charity Horse Show
Small Fry High Point Rules for Shrine Chairty Horse Show