October 7-13 is National 4-H Week, and the Horse 4-H Club of Clay County is celebrating it in a fun way – they wrote a song and produced a video to show how much fun 4-H can be. The video received first place at the State Fair of Texas 2012 “Advocates in Agriculture” Video Contest.
Titled “I Wanna Be a Horse Trainer,” the music video is a parody they made up to Nickelback’s famous “Rockstar” song. The video features the horse club members having fun with their horses while performing funny stunts and singing why they want to be horse trainers. The video and song lyrics can be viewed on YouTube under the title “I Wanna be a Horse Trainer.”
“Our horse club has had a great time teaching others about horses, how to ride and compete in 4-H events,” said Mikayla Graham, Clay County 4-H Horse Club president. “This video is a way to highlight how fun 4-H can be and encourage more kids to participate.”
The club will donate the $150 first place prize money to a local charity in their community.
“4-H is about leadership and making the best better,” said club member Skee Burkes. “If we can raise some money having fun and then turn around and give that money back to our community, then we are making the best even better.”
Club members are as serious about their riding skills as they are having fun. The Clay County Horse 4-H Club members have won many major horsemanship honors at the state and national level. They compete in events ranging from cutting and reined cow horse to reining and team roping. They were the 2011 Texas State 4-H Horse Show Reserve Champions, coming in second out of the 254 counties in the state.
Individuals are asked to promote 4-H during National National 4-H Week by adding a link to their video to your website, Facebook page, Twitter page, or other social media outlet.http://youtu.be/_eWwqdRTC8E.