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Horse and Pony

April 16, 2019

The 4-H Horse and Pony Project provides youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as general management, training, nutrition, housing, and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and activities such as horse bowl, Hippology and judging, and preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Horse and Pony Project.

Beginner Category, Grade 3 or 1st year up to 6th grade

Junior Category, Grades 4-7, Grade 3 can show in either Beginner or Junior Category

Senior Category, Grades 8-12

Questions? Contact the Superintendents Duane Walters at or Jennifer Houin at or 

Important Dates

January 15- Deadline to register in 4HOnline

May 15- Deadline to sign up for projects in 4HOnline

July 1- Required YQCA training must be complete. Exhibit entries due, deadline to sign up for classes and add project descriptions. These are all completed on FairEntry

Ride Nights are Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM at the Fairgrounds, if it rains they will be Tuesday and Thursday.


To register for YQCA, please visit  and use your 4HOnline log in information

Horse 1: Giddy Up & Go (Grades 3-5)

Horse 2: Head, Heart & Hooves (Grades 6-8)

Horse 3: Stable Relationships (Grades 9-12)

Please use the Universal Record Sheet for this project. These can be found as a separate article under "Projects" on our website, or at the Marshall County Extension Office  (*Please note: Record sheets must be signed by your Superintendent or Project Leader)

**Manuals can be purchased at the Education Store or the Marshall County Extension Office

Riding Your First Dressage Test

State 4-H Horse and Pony Website

Equine Body Condition Scoring Poster

Guidelines for Accommodation of Children with Disabilities

The Exhibit Guide insert for Horse and Point can be found as a PDF below

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