4-H Horse and Pony Project

Learn proper training, nutrition, housing and healthcare for your horse, then participate in the horse show at the fair.

important project dates
  • May 15
    • Deadline to enroll Horse/Pony animals (v2.4honline.com)
    • Deadline for Lease Agreements to Extension Office
    • Deadline for Livestock Location Forms to Extension Office



  • Each 4-H member needs to turn in a record sheet and worksheet to complete the Horse and Pony project for the year
  • Grade is based on the grade you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for the 2023 year
  • Answers to the worksheet are found in the Horse Management Manual (Ohio State) (one resource manual is provided per family the first year a family member takes the Horse and Pony Project)
  • If you exhibit an animal poster project you need to complete the General 4-H Record Sheet and turn it in at judging check-in in order to have your poster judged (this is required even if you plan to exhibit an animal in that project at the county fair)


Horse and Pony Exhibit Guidelines

General Livestock Guidelines

Horse and Pony Health Requirements

All Species Health Requirements

Horse and Pony Vaccination Form

Horse and Pony Lease Agreement


Quick Links

Horse and Pony Record Sheet

General Record Sheet

No Exhibit Record Sheet


2023 Horse and pony worksheets