Happy Summer

Summer is here, the sun is shining...and record books are almost due! Bring your finished record book to Mrs. Cottrell by June 1st so that she can review your work. Don't forget those two extra financial pages either-- they are attached below and they can also be found in the Tuesday email. And to give you that spark of inspiration, Malo decided to display his own 4-H story, which is also listed below. We are always proud to show the hard work of our members and the whole club looks forward to another year of "making the best better". Enjoy your summer!

Maricopa County Horse Finals 2016

Mavericks rock the county at the Maricopa County Horse Finals this year.  Under the leadership of Key Leader, Andrea Cottrell Mavericks really showed up by volunteering, donating and riding/participating in each discipline over three days of fun, sun, wind and dust.

Congratulation to all county final qualifiers and to the moms and dads who support the club in so many ways.  We love our Mavericks Family!

Recordbooks are the Future

Recordbooks are a great way to sum up your 4-H year.  Not only that, they are essential to qualifying for future scholarships, awards and national trips.  Don't delay at getting started to get them completed.

They are due to the county June 6th, 5pm

But you must get them to your leader several days prior for review and sign off.  Check with your project leader for their deadline date.

Here is a one stop shopping link for all your forms.


Attend Club-Wide Recordbook Workshop

May 22nd 1-3 pm @ Mrs. Holditch House

8603 S Terrace Rd

Bring laptop, forms, you calendar, expenses and income and creativity.



Buena Vista Ranchos Neighborhood Gymkhana

March 13th 1pm-6pm

BVR Arena

Organized by BV Mavericks 4-H Club

Special thanks goes to Linda Lee for Silent Auction/Raffle, Lora Wait for Registration, Mirela & Ella Lomigora for Concessions, Marie LeFauo for Tack Swap, Dave Martin & Emily Brzezinski for Announcing, Chuck Sheppard for Arena Prep, Andrea Cottrell for Gatekeeping, Heather Patterson & Caroline Werkhoven, Yann La Fauo for timekeeping, Barb S. Ribbons and many more.

Katy Holditch will be stepping down as the Superintendent of the BVR Gymkhana for next year.  Andrea Cottrell will be taking the helm with the assistance of many of you parents and neighbors and 4-H members doing your part.  Please offer your assistance to her to keep the event as much as a success as always.  Many hands make little work!  See you next year!

BVR Equipment Clean-Up

    On October 12 at the Buena Vista Arena, our members jumped in "boots first" when they washed and repainted standards, poles, jump cups, and more at the annual BVR Equipment Clean-Up. Overall, the 4-H club is very fortunate to enjoy many of the opportunities that the neighborhood offers and organizing just a few hours of community service shows our gratitude. Thank you to all those who participated or donated supplies and we hope to see even more of you at our upcoming community service events.

Come have a "Hay Day" at 
Camp Maverick!

    Are you ready for two fun-filled days  of horses, games, community service, and more? Then make sure to mark your calendar from 6 p.m. on September 18th to 11 a.m. on the following day because the long-awaited Camp Maverick is just around the corner! This event is a time to meet other people, celebrate our club, and simply enjoy ourselves. If you plan to attend, as you certainly should, don't forget to bring your sleeping supplies, your club dues, your passport, and your biggest, brightest smile! After all, who wouldn't be happy about all the riding, crafts, food, and other goodies that we have planned? Remember, you are required to register yourself as a 4-H member before the event and you must also RSVP using the handy google form provided in the Tuesday email. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to start off on the right boot for the 2015-2016 4-H year!

Welcome New Members!

The Buena Vista Mavericks are glad to introduce six new members to our 4-H family this year! We all hope to see you at the mandatory Organizational Meeting on August 21st, where all members can learn more about the club. Details on this event can be found in the calendar section of the website. 

Let the 2015-2016 year begin!

Website Wonder!

Hay everybody! Malo recently composed an amazing article about his first year in 4-H and it is posted right here on the website. Remember, your communication experiences are very important for your record books (and life in general). Great job, Malo! You can check out the article under "News/Events" and then "Member Articles" or you can click on the link below. Enjoy!

A Year to Remember..........as We Gallop Into the Next!

Congratulations to our new BVM Horse Club Executive Team for the 4H year 2015-2016!

President – Anais Toulouse

Vice President – Katy Farley

Secretary – Anna Tesch

Treasurer – Chloe McQueen

HAC representative – Olivia Nesky  

It's gonna be a gallopin' good year!

Meet your Maverick Leaders of 2015-16

Andrea Cottrell - Horse - Key Club Leader

Heather Patterson - Co-Leader Horse/Biz Kid

Linda Lee - Small Stock Leader & Projects Support

Meet your New Buena Vista Mavericks Leaders:  Andrea Cottrell is taking the reins of the Mavericks horse club this year and acting as key contact leader for the club.  She loves spending time with kids on and off horseback and is an excellent organizer.  She is saddling up for the challenge of 2015-16. Heather Patterson assisting in horse event coordination and Biz Kid activities. Linda Lee is leading the Small Stock Club this year, as well as, supporting the club with crafting projects, raffle basket organization and Biz Kid events and county fair entries.   Katy Holditch is leader of the Maverick Biz Kid$ Entrepreneur Club where kids establish their own business, sell products and work together in collective business activities to earn money, learn about finances and take pride and responsibility in business ownership.  Nancy Nesky is the Horse Advisory Committee Parent teamed with her daughter Olivia.  They represent the club at meetings and communicate back to the club the upcoming happenings and needs of the horse program.  Nancy is also instrumental in organization of events including refreshments and Biz Kid events. .  Shari Petersen is a certified leader who provides proficiency testing,  EIEE coaching,  clinics and individual lessons to 4-H members who want to hone their riding skills beyond riding meetings. With capable leaders like these, you know Maverick are going to an outstanding year of fun and accomplishments

Katy Holditch - Entrepreneur (Biz Kid$) Project Leader
Nancy Nesky - Co-Leader & Parent HAC Rep.

Shari Petersen - EIEE, Training & Proficiency

Maverick Biz-Kid$ (Entrepreneur Project)

Mavericks open Entrepreneurship as a second project.  Members develop and run their own business.  House sitting Petsitting, Babysitting, Baking, Tutoring, Crafts - you name it.  The name of the game is "Earn by Doing", says Katy Holditch, Project Leader.  Check Calendar for Meeting times and to see the Biz Kid$ Directory

Click Here

BVM Small Stock Club

Buena Vista Mavericks Small Stock Rocks!

This year Linda Lee will be leading the Small Stock Club with assistance from Linda Lee. This group will meet separately from the BV Mavericks horse group and will focus on poultry, rabbit, cavy (guinea pig), and  pygmy goats, pigeons. Topics covered include general care, history, anatomy, selection, housing and equipment, records, nutrition, health, reproduction, grooming and

Next meeting: Check Calendar or Linda Lee

If you are interested in joining or have expertise, please contact Linda Lee @ lindamlee@att.net

BV Sponsored Horse De-Spook-a-thon - 2014!

Mavericks  4-H Awards - Top Notch

Winning Smiles at 4-H

Awards Night

Maverick pride abounds finishing another award winning year for the club.  Notably, 9 year member, Sarah Holditch shared the award of 2014 Maricopa County 4-H Member of the Year with 2 other club winners Joshua Slade (Lehi 4-H); Jayme Smith (Queen Creek 4-H).  This makes it the 4th year in a row a Maverick has won 4-H Member of the Year!  Our members are doing something right for sure.  In addition, Hannah Schaefer, Gabrielle Petersen and Sarah Holditch were awarded the Sharon O'Donnell Franklin Scholarship. The BVM Club received the Purple Merit award for accomplishing 20 set goals by the county.  Member awards were given in many categories such as passports, recordbooks, camp participation, speech contests, EIEE contests, national event participation, scrapbook, and scholarship recognition.  Maverick award winners were: Anna Tesch, Madeline Cottrell, Emily Brzezinski Molly Brzezinski, Nicci Fickett, Heather Gerald Brittany Gerald, Sarah Holditch  , Vivienne Lebig,  Chloe McQueen, Carys McQueen Gabrielle Petersen, Jamie Zahn, Hannah Schaefer, Haley Zipay.  Well-deserved honors for each of you and congratulations to all of the winners. 

Special Congratulations  go out to· Leaders Of The Year – Carolyn Diana (Zoo Crew 4-H) and Erin Robinson (Desert Hills Wranglers 4-H)
· Family Of The Year – The Rudolfo Family of Arizona Explorers 4-H

Congratulations 2014 Scholarship Recipients

4-H Foundation Scholarship

County Finals Scholarship

Maverick Senior Book Scholarship

Molly Brzezinski

Brittany Gerald

Gabrielle Petersen

Hannah Schaefer

Haley Zipay

Sharon O'Donnell Franklin Scholarship

Sarah Holditch

Gabrielle Petersen

Hannah Schaefer

Emily Brzezinski

Madeline Cottrell

Zoe Dailey

Nicci Fickett

Heather Gerald

Sarah Holditch

Chloe McQueen

Olivia Nesky

Hannah Schaefer

Jamie Zahn

Maricopa County Fair Grant

Sarah Holditch

 Zoe Dailey

Sarah Holditch

Gabrielle Petersen

Hannah Schaefer

Jamie Zahn

Summer Activity Scholarships

Madeline Cottrell

Sarah Holditch

Julia Werkhoven


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!