Never Too Early to Start Your Recordbook!

It's never too early to start working on your recordbook, but it can be too late. May gets busy with final, year-end parties and events and it is hard to find time to focus on completing your recordbook. You're recordbook is key to qualifying for future 4-H and other scholarships, awards and can also be a requirement to compete in such events as County Finals.

This year the Recordbook Forms are all on one easy access site through the Maricopa County Extension Website.  Instructions, as well as, application for 4-H National Congress can be found there.  Be sure to save the form to your hard drive and test that it has saved your data entry before you go to far and find you have lost your data (lesson from the past.)

Recordbooks are due to your project leader by: June 2nd 5pm

They are due to County by June 5th 5pm.  

This allows time for corrections if necessary.  The leader will take all recordbooks to the county if they are turned in on time.

To get started go to:

Email or call your leader for help, if you need it.  Good luck and go to it!

4-Happy New Year


Happy New Year!  2017 is loaded with so many fun -filled activities. We have Riding Meetings, Horse Shows, Vet Clinics, Fruit Picking, Arabian Horse Show Field Trip, Biz Kid$ Collaborative Events, Equipment Day Clean Up, BVR Neighborhood Gymkhana, Maricopa County Fair, County Horse Finals.  Check the website calendar for more details.  Although our 4-H Club membership deadline has passed, we welcome visitors and volunteers to come join in and see what the Buena Vista Mavericks 4-H Club is all about.  Feel free to contact us.- Key Leader - Andrea Cottrell  [email protected]

Fall into 4-H 2016-17

Welcome to the 12th Year of the Buena Vista Mavericks 4-H Club - Located in Tempe, Arizona




The 4-H Online enrollment system is now available for 2016-2017 enrollment! All members and leaders may now enroll for the next 4-H year at  Please read the Arizona 4-H, 4HONLINE HELPS Welcome letter at

New members this year?  Arizona 4-H has provided an help sheet for new families which can be found online at

No Dues will be paid online.  Make dues payment to: Buena Vista Maverick 4-H.  Give your dues to perspective leader of your project.  Each project will have different dues.

Have problems logging in or finding your account?  Please contact Jennifer Wolf for enrollment assistance at (602) 827-8275 or [email protected].

For more information about Buena Vista Mavericks 4-H Club: Contact Key Leader, Andrea Cottrell at [email protected]

We are always looking for parents to become new certified leaders.  Ask us how.

Looking forward to new members and an incredible year of fun and learning!

Most of the Maverick Herd of 2016-17

Meet Your Maverick Leaders

Andrea Cottrell - Horse - Key Club Leader

Heather Patterson -Horse Advisory Committee Parent Rep & Co-Leader Horse/Biz Kid$

Linda Lee - Small Stock Leader & Projects Support

Katy Holditch - Entrepreneur (Biz Kid$) Project Leader

Nancy Nesky - Co-Leader

Shari Petersen - EIEE, Training & Proficiency

Meet your New Buena Vista Mavericks Leaders:  Andrea Cottrell holds 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 2016-17. Heather Patterson will be co-serving as the Horse Advisory Parent Rep with Parent, Caroline Werkhoven and their respective 4-H daughters, Chloe and Julia.  They also assist 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 has served as the Horse Advisory Committee Parent teamed with her daughter Olivia.  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

Leading with Love.

BV Mavericks Horse Club Executive Officers


President - Vivienne Liebig

Vice President - Madeline Cottrell

Secretary - Yula Armstrong

Treasurer - Lainey Wait

Horse Advisory Committee Rep. - Chloe McQueen

Taking the Reins!

Maverick Biz Kid$ Executive Officers


President - Vivienne Liebig

Vice President - Mia Lomigora

Secretary - Sydney Weckelgren

Treasurer - Ellen Liebig

Minding Their Own Business!

Read below about some of our

previous events and fun.

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!


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!

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 We Gallop Into the Next!

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 @ [email protected]

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!