University of Maryland Extension

Maryland Horsemen's Party

When: 
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: 
Laurel Racetrack, Laurel, MD
Presenter: 
Maryland 4-H
Description/Notes: 

32nd Maryland 4-H Horsemen's Party - February 24th!

Purchase your tickets now to attend the 32nd Maryland 4-H Horsemen's Party on Sunday, February 24, 3:00-6:00 pm, at the Laurel Race Track. The Maryland 4-H Horsemen’s Party is the major recognition and fundraising event for the Maryland 4-H Horse Program. This year we are pleased to recognize the following groups and individuals:

  • Maryland 4-H Horse Program Volunteer of the Year: Tracey Adams
  • Maryland 4-H Horse Program Youth Development Professional of the Year: Dr. Amy Burk
  • Maryland 4-H Horse Program Industry Partner of the Year: Dr. Alexandra Barnard
  • 2018 Maryland 4-H Horsemanship Standards Levels Achievement Members
  • 2018 Maryland State 4-H Horse Contests Top 5 Award Recipients
  • 2018 Maryland State 4-H Horse Teams

In addition to the recognition given to members and volunteers at the Horsemen’s Party, we will have Dinner, 50/50 Raffle, and a Silent Auction. Get your tickets now and consider donating an item or basket for the auction or being an event sponsor:

  • Horsemen's Party Tickets - Tickets are $15.00 for Award Recipients and $30.00 for all other event Guests. Reserve your tickets online before February 4th by visiting https://form.jotform.com/83504131972151   
  • 50/50 Raffle Tickets - The proceeds of this raffle are split 50/50 between the winner and the Maryland 4-H Horse Program. These funds go to help facilitate our state contests, clinics, and sending our State Teams to the All American Quarter HorseCongress and the Eastern National Round-Up! Without the help of the 50/50 Raffle ticket sales participation in these contests could not be possible. The ticket prices are 1 for $2.00 OR 3 for $5.00. We hope each 4-H horse group can help sell tickets! To receive a supply of tickets to sell, please e-mail Becca Gunderson at reunder@umd.edu with the number of tickets needed and the address to send them to. 
  • Silent Auction Item Donations - We are seeking donated items for the silent auction. Donations could include horse related décor or jewelry, horse tack and grooming items, and much more. We have been fortunate in the past that many of our Maryland 4-H Horse Clubs have decorated and donated a themed basket for the event. 
  • Horsemen’s Party Sponsorship Opportunities – There are many opportunities to support the Party as a sponsor. 

o Good Luck & Congratulations Slide, $25 - Wish our State 4-H Teams good luck at Nationals or congratulate a 4-H friend on their achievements by sponsoring a slide in the slideshow.

o Sponsorship Slide, $50 - Sponsor a promotional slide in the slideshow of photos from the Maryland 4-H Horse Program events that we play before the awards ceremony and during dinner.

o Half Page Program Advertisement, $50 - Sponsor a half page ad that will be part of our Horsemen’s Party program.

o Full Page Program Advertisement, $100 - Sponsor a full page ad that will be part of our Horsemen’s Party program.

o Table Sponsorship, $125 - Sponsor a table and your business will receive ten seats for your representatives and your table will be reserved with a promotional sign.

o Sponsorship Package, $225 - Purchase the sponsorship package and receive the Slide Sponsorship, Full Page Advertisement, and Table Sponsorship for a discounted price! 

Please contact Becca Gunderson at regunder@umd.edu or Chris Anderson at canders2@umd.edu if you have questions.

Cost: 
$30.00; $15.00 for Award Recipients
Contact: 
Rebecca Gunderson
Contact Email: 
regunder@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
301-314-7145
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