Equine Ambassador Program
- Prepare youth to serve in leadership capacities in Horse projects and programs across Texas.
- Prepare youth for higher education, through intensive science-based instruction and experiences in a university setting.
- Prepare and provide opportunities for youth to serve in advocacy roles for the Equine Industry, 4-H, and the horse programs.
- Develop a heightened awareness of career opportunities in the equine industry and advocacy.
Through the creation of the Texas 4-H Equine and Livestock Ambassador Programs a new generation of knowledgeable, educated, and well-spoken youth will emerge in Texas to teach other youth and adults the skills of being good stewards, producers, and exhibitors of horses and livestock. These young people will begin a new generation of equine and livestock industry professionals.
- 1001 ambassadors trained
- 82,583 hours served
- 2,246,014 people reached
- $1,906,584 monetary impact
- 99.2% college age ambassadors enrolled in higher education
The Equine Short Course
Ambassadors are exposed to various topics in the equine industry such as: reproduction, nutrition, dentistry, and veterinary science. Beyond the classroom, ambassadors get to have hands on experience by visiting renowned horse ranches and facilities such as the Four Sixes, Timbercreek Veterinarian Hospital, and Scivally Ranch.