Horse and Pony
Learn about all things horses and ponies, even if you do not have a horse! Training, nutrition, housing, and health care through club activities and workshops. Exhibit your knowledge at the state fair! You also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills.
How can you showcase what you learned?
Horse and pony activities in Marion County are coordinated through the Indy Riders Horse & Pony 4-H Club. There is not currently a horse and pony show at the Marion County Showcase, but the club hosts opportunities for youth, including a summer event!
Note: Cloverbud and Classic 4-H members can submit a poster about horses and ponies as part of the Animal Posters project.
What are the guidelines for showcasing/ exhibiting your project at the fair?
- Cloverbud 4-H members: Not eligible to show at the state fair
- Classic 4-H members: Completed Horse & Pony Vaccination Form, completed Animal Identification process, and Animal Lease Agreement (if applicable). Policies and Procedures for 4-H Animal Shows at the Indiana State Fair (horses must be identified in 4HOnline by May 15). Contact the Marion County Extension office for help registering for the Indiana State Fair.
Classic 4-H members: All livestock are eligible to show at the Indiana State Fair regardless of county-level involvement. Contact your club leader or the Marion County 4-H team for help.
How can you learn more about this project? (e.g., manuals, workshops)
Contact Elizabeth Landis, Indy Riders Horse & Pony 4-H Club Leader to join: email@example.com
Check out the following 4-H manuals and publications to learn more:
- Horse 1: Giddy Up & Go
- Horse 2: Head, Heart & Hooves
- Horse 3: Stable Relationships
- Horse 4: Riding the Range
- Horse 5: Jumping to New Heights
- Horse Group Activity Helper's Guide
- Equine Body Condition Scoring Poster
- Riding Your First Dressage Test
- Equine Science: Basic Knowledge for Horse People of All Ages
- 2020 Indiana 4-H Horse and Pony Handbook
Visit the Indiana 4-H’s Horse webpage for more resources, including links to their social media pages to stay up-to-date.