Let's Ride...into the New 4-H Year!!

Poultry Club Advances to Small Stock!

“Hay” Mavericks! We've expanded our club to include members (parents included) who would like to take on a small stock project.  This group will meet separately from the BV Mavericks horse group and will focus on poultry, rabbit, cavy (guinea pig), and  pygmy goats. Topics covered include general care, history, anatomy, selection, housing and equipment, records, nutrition, health, reproduction, grooming and showing, 

Next meeting:  Sept. 25th @ 6:30 pm - BV Neighborhood Ramada

If you are interested in joining or have expertise, please contact Heather Patterson @ heatherp@cox.net

Maverick Executive Horse Club Leadership
Welcome New and Old Members to 2014-15 4-H Year

Welcome to Maverick Country!

Chloe McQueen - President

Julian Werkhoven - Vice President

Anna Tesch - Secretary

Anais Toulouse - Treasurer

Oliva Nesky - HAC Rep

Don't Miss:

Horse Club Organizational Meeting

August 25th 7-9pm

Camp Maverick
September 26-27th @ BVR Park & Arena

We are rounding up great ideas for a great time!

Congrats Maverick 2014 4-H State Horse Show Qualifers
Sr. Western - Heather G. Nicci F. Hannah S, Emily B. *
Sr. English - Heather G. Nicci F Hanna S.
Sr .Gymkhana - Sarah H., Emily B. *
Jr. Gymkhana - Katy F. Hannahbelle M.*
Ranch Sorting - Hannah S.
*= (Alternate) See roster for full class qualification detail.

Take Part in the Creative Fun for Horse Show ~ 2014 !

Looking for some opportunities to share your talents?  Then this year’s state 4-H horse show is waiting to hear from you.  For the first time, we have some new contests that are open to all 4-H members regardless of what projects you might be involved with.  For instance, there is—

  • T-shirt design contest
  • Program cover art contest for the 4-H horse show program guide
  • Photo contest
  • Poster contest

Top entries will be displayed at the Arizona State 4-Horse Show on November 14 - 16, 2014.

We hope to see your entries.   Due date for all entries is September 19th.

BVM Horse Club - New Adult Leadership

As you know, Mrs. Petersen and Mrs. Holditch have been leading the club for nine years.  Now that their daughters, Gabrielle and Sarah are graduating seniors, they have handed the reins to Andrea Cottrell for new leadership.  Andrea understudied last year and has a young daughter, Madeline in the club.  Having Mrs. Cottrell as primary leader and a BVR resident, allows the club to continue riding at the BVR arena.  To lead a club of 30+ riding members is a big endeavor.  So far she has enlisted the help of Heather Patterson, newly certified leader, Nancy Nesky, HAC Parent, Christine Farley, Community Service, Sedaj Tesch, Website - all with daughters riding in the club.  Mrs. Cottrell will making a few changes to the organization of the club and asking for parents to step in and volunteer to make events happen.  Without parent volunteers (both moms and dads) 4-H won't happen.  So be ready to step in and step up when asked.  You don't need to know anything about riding a horse to do many of the tasks and activities.  If you have special skills that could benefit the club, such as, accounting, journalism, speech & communication, group organization, government, arts & crafts ,teaching, trailering, party planning, etc.- Then shout out. Over-here!

"Many hands make light work"

And more fun for all.

Here's to a new and awesome 4-H year!

Now Giddy Up!


Congratulations 2014 Scholarship Recipients

4-H Foundation Scholarship

 Maricopa County Fair Grant

Maverick Senior Book Scholarship

Molly Brzezinski

Brittany Gerald

Gabrielle Petersen

Hannah Schaefer

Haley Zipay

Sarah Holditch

County Finals Scholarship

Emily Brzezinski

Madeline Cottrell

Zoe Dailey

Nicci Fickett

Heather Gerald

Sarah Holditch

Chloe McQueen

Olivia Nesky

Hannah Schaefer

Jamie Zahn

Zoe Dailey

Sarah Holditch

Gabrielle Petersen

Hannah Schaefer

Jamie Zahn

BVR Neighborhood Gymkhana 
...Proving to Make the Better Best!!

Big Ribbon Day for Mavericks at Western Show!

Way to go Mavericks!  We had nine BV members presenting at the Western Show held on February 8th.   Congrats to Julia, Olivia, Madeline, Jolie, Emily R., Emily B, Nicci, Hannah S., and Heather!

EIEE Hippology & Demonstration
-A Great Experience!!
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

BV members, leaders, and parents shared a day filled with fun and learning! It was a great turnout as participants from several Maricopa 4-H clubs attended the EIEE events. "Demonstration" was hosted by the BV Mavericks and "Hippology" by Spirit of Queen Creek. This was a first-time experience in hosting for the Buena Vista Mavericks!  Thanks to all the parents, members, and leaders for working together to make this happen!

Congratulations to all participants for their hard work in preparing and exhibiting  for the events. Senior category BV participants, Heather G. and Emily B. placed 3rd in their demonstration.  Heather also placed first in Hippology.   Madeline C. brought home a red ribbon for Hippology and took 4th in demonstration in the Junior age group.   Way to go girls!  

Looking forward to more BV Maverick members participating in the Speech and Horse Bowl on March 1!

Mavericks Show Big at Western Spurs English Show!

Saturday's English Show, hosted by the Western Spurs 4-H club, was well attended by BV members.   It was a gorgeous day for competing and experiencing a great show.  

Congratulations to all who participated!  A high-five to Anna for High Point in Beginner; Madeline, High Point in Intermediate; Julia, Reserve High Point in Intermediate; Heather, High Point in Senior Advanced, and Jamie, Reserve High Point in Senior Advanced.

Way to Go Mavericks!

Back From 4-H Congress!

Hannah and Sarah have returned from participating in the 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia with plenty of exciting stories to share about their experiences!  The girls joined other Maricopa County 4-H delegates and were  accompanied by our County Agent, Bryan Chadd. Over the past three years, five BV members have earned their way to 4-H Congress, proving to newer members that this goal is achievable!

Delegates participated in many workshops including yoga, breading shaping and mobility.  Hannah S. was especially interested in what was learned in the mobility challenge class.  Participants worked with special equipment and learned of all the different obstacles those with physical disabilities must face each day.  The special equipment allows those challenged the ability to water ski and  ride a bike!  

Other exciting events included visits to a  museum, comedy acts, and an International dinner event.  "The dinner hall decorations were beautiful and we had the opportunity to sample foods from around the world", said Hannah.  Sarah also felt it was an amazing event and shared her experience with other members at the 4-H riding meeting on 12/6.

Congrats, girls!  We are so proud of you!!


Hey Mavericks!  Check out the new article about leader Katy Holditch and her wonderful "Centennial" 4-H experience!  Click here