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Horse & Pony

February 18, 2020
Horse & Pony

4-H HORSE & PONY

 Updated 1.24.2020

 Project Leaders:  Michelle Mulhern & Brian Murphy  219-863-0336

 Horse & Pony Project Rules

  1. Horse & Pony Online Animal ID (Due May 15th)  All horses and pony MUST be entered at www.4honline.com in order to be exhibited at the Jasper County Fair, and later at the Indiana State Fair if the member chooses.  There is no limit to how many horses you can enroll under each member, just keep in mind that only 2 horses maximum will be allowed to be exhibited at fair (some people have several horses to choose from and do not know for sure which 2 they wish to actually exhibit until closer to fair-time). At this stage in the Horse & Pony Online Animal ID, horses can be co-enrolled under more than 1 member AS LONG AS THAT MEMBER IS IN THE SAME IMMEDIATE FAMILY. No horses can be “shared” between different families on the Horse & Pony Online Enrollment. It is a good idea to enroll more than one horse, if possible, in case your horse gets an injury and/or sick prior to the county fair.  A picture of each horse registered to www.4honline.com must have a picture uploaded showing all 4 legs and the face. If your horse has markings on both sides of its body, you will want to upload a couple different angled pictures of the same horse.   
  2. Animals must be in the 4-H member’s possession and records started by May 15th. No animal may be substituted or traded for the original animal after May 15th.
  3. Horse & Pony Lease Agreement   (Due May 15th)  If you are leasing a horse, an Animal Lease Agreement MUST be completed and a copy  MUST be on file with the Extension Office no later than May 15th. If you are exhibiting at the Indiana State Fair, KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL LEASE FORM because they will be requiring that documentation at check-in. Visit our website to download the Animal Lease Form (www.extension.purdue.edu/jasper).
  4. Jasper County Horse Location Form (Due May 15th)  All horses coming to the Jasper County Fair MUST have a “Jasper County Horse Location Form” filled out for them and on file at the Jasper County Extension Office no later than May 15th. This provides helpful information for the Jasper County Fair as far as where each horse is usually located.
  5. Vaccination Records   (Due May 15th)  Any horses enrolled to exhibit at the Jasper County Fair and/or Indiana State Fair are REQUIRED to be vaccinated Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis, Rhinopneumonitis/EHV type 1 and 4, Equine Influenza, Tetanus, and Rabies2.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to also protect your horse(s) with a West Nile Vaccine. The Horse & Pony Vaccination Form is available at the Extension office or online at www.extension.purdue.edu/jasper
  6. Fair Entry Class Participation  (Due July 8th) - Each member must login to www.fairentry.com and select which horse(es) they wish to actually bring to fair along with each class that horse is going to be participating in with that member. At this point, keep in mind that the same horse cannot be shared between more than one 4-H member even when in the same immediate family. For assistance on this process feel free to contact the Jasper County Extension Office (866-5741 or 956-3606 ext. 4961).  
  7. Health Papers & Coggins (Due July 8th) - make sure papers are valid during County Fair dates) If a horse is being hauled in from out of state, it’s required to have current health (within 30 days of the show) and coggins(within 12 months of movement) papers on all horses that include the horse’s registered name.  You must bring ORIGINAL papers, and you’ll need the horse’s registration certificate for the horse to be allowed on the grounds.  If something should happen to the horse listed on the “Jasper County Horse Location Form” during the county fair and the owner is no where around at the time of the incident, this form will also provide an emergency contact phone number for that horse.
  8. Horse & Pony Record Sheet   (Due July 8th)  All members must complete a set of Records FOR EACH HORSE exhibited at the county fair each year. This Record Sheet has information to be filled out including: Horse’s name, age, sex, feeding record, tack supply record, show record, farrier record, and vaccination record. This sheet must be signed off by your 4-H club leader and turned in to your club leader no later than July 8th. (4-H club leaders reserve the right to require an earlier due date for this form for grading purposes). Make sure your sheet is attached in your green 4-H Record Folder. 
  9. Horse & Pony Activity Sheet   (Due July 8th)  Along with the above mentioned Record Sheet, ALL  members must complete a Horse & Pony Activity Sheet for their grade level. This Activity Sheet is to be completed by using your Beginning Horse Management book, provided to each horse & pony family as a shared resource to use from year to year. This sheet must also be signed off by your   4-H club leader and turned in to your club leader no later than July 8th. (4-H club leaders reserve the right to require an earlier due date for this form for grading purposes). Make sure your sheet is attached in your green 4-H Record Folder.
  10. In all levels, you may choose to exhibit a live animal, and/or a poster on a topic from the Beginning Horse Management manual. If any part of your exhibit is on a poster, it must follow the poster rules stated in the front of the Insight and/or Fair book. It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include website links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as a part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.  
  11. All 4-H members are required to wear a properly fitted ASTM or SEI standard F1163 (or above) certified helmet, whenever mounted, or driving, at any 4-H horse and pony event.  The 4-H member is responsible to see that this specified headgear is properly fitted with the approved harness fastened in place whenever mounted. Original tags must be present in all approved helmets. This policy applies to all county, area and state 4-H horse and pony events. Shows and activities.  
  12. No more than one member can show the same horse or pony. Members of the same immediate family may all enroll the same horse, but it may only be exhibited by one 4-H’er
  13. Any animal exhibited must be owned by the contestant showing the animal, or in partnership with the contestant’s father, mother, brother, sister, grandparent, or guardian; or leased by members who may enter into a partnership agreement with someone outside their family. Only immediate family members (parents/step-parents, grandparents/step-grandparents, siblings/step-siblings, aunts, uncles, and legal guardians) may exhibit the horse in open shows without jeopardizing the 4-H’ers eligibility.
  14. 4-H Member must have control of their Horse(s) in the show areas AT ALL TIMES.
  15. Each 4-H member may show only one animal in each class. An unlimited number of animals may be enrolled in May, but each member may show a maximum of two horses at the fair. Mare and foal will count as one.
  16. No stabled horses or ponies are to be released or removed before the published release time.(check-in is Friday evening or Saturday until 6:00 PM. All horses must be in place by this time.) The only exception to animals leaving the grounds during fair are to be determined by the horse & pony leaders. Arrangements must be made with the horse & pony leaders prior to removing your horse early (horses are released any time after midnight on Friday at the conclusion of fair).
  17. Additional hair may be added to the horse’s tail ONLY.
  18. Riding is restricted to the south end of the fairgrounds. Riding is permitted by 4-H Horse and Pony members ONLY; no rides to be given to non-members.
  19. NO HORSES ARE ALLOWED AT CAMPSITES AT ANY TIME.
  20. Any animal over 56” will be considered a horse. Animals 56” & under will be in the pony classes.  All classes shall be judged by American Horse Show Association rules and/or American Quarter Horse Association rules except when amended by Indiana 4-H Rules. All rules in the Jasper County 4-H Fairbook & Indiana 4-H Horse & Pony Handbook will apply in all cases, unless otherwise stated by the superintendent after consulting with all leaders.
  21. No stallions are eligible to show except weanlings.
  22. Brood mares and foals do not compete for champion and reserve champion mare
  23. Dress Code: 4-H’er MUST FOLLOW rules for ATTIRE listed under each individual class in the 2017 Indiana 4-H Horse & Pony Handbook.
  24. Upon vote of the majority of horse and pony leaders present at the fair, leaders have the discretion to revise show rules in non-State Fair classes if unsafe conditions exist.
  25. A minimum of at least one (1) bag of shavings per stall housing a horse is REQUIRED. 4-H’er must clean assigned stall out when leaving fairgrounds on Saturday, or they will not have completed project.
  26. Professional help is allowed up to and including grooming, but not to include riding and driving, during the week of fair. The only exception to this is when disciplinary action of animal is necessary. Disciplinary action of the animal is allowed when a horse is acting in a manner jeopardizing the safety of the rider. Simply refusing to perform is not a reason for disciplinary action.
  27. Novice Pleasure and Novice Barrels are only for riders who have not won first place at any county, area or state contest during his/her 4-H career. State Fair Entries: All entry deadlines and information can be found at www.indianastatefair.com
  28. JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL

Manual: All Grades – Beginning Horse Management Handbook – 4-H 174

Complete your grade-level Activity Sheet & Horse & Pony Record Sheets

DIVISIONS:

 

*Tentative Schedule - Classes may be revised. Check with your Horse & Pony leaders, or consult the fairbook.

 

Tuesday of fair week - 9:00 a.m. – Showmanship at Halter & Performance Classes

English Halter:

Class # Division Class Name

1 Senior English  Showmanship (Pattern)  (1st & 2nd Place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve … class 11)

2 Intermediate English Showmanship (Pattern)(1st & 2nd Place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve… class 11)

3 Junior English Showmanship (Pattern)(1st & 2nd Place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve… class 11)

4 All English Type Mares  over 56” ALL AGES- Halter (1st & 2nd Place WILL BE the Grand/Reserve winners)

5 All English Type Mares 56” & Under ALL AGES - Halter(1st & 2nd Place WILL BE the Grand/Reserve winners)

6 All English Type Geldings over 56” ALL AGES - Halter (1st & 2nd Place WILL BE the Grand/Reserve winners)

7 All English Type Geldings 56” & Under ALL AGES - Halter (1st & 2nd Place WILL BE the Grand/Reserve winners)

Western Halter:

8 Senior Western Showmanship (Pattern) (1st & 2nd Place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve… class 11)

9 Intermediate Western Showmanship (Pattern) (1st & 2nd Place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve… class 11)

10 Junior Western Showmanship (Pattern) (1st & 2nd Place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve… class 11)

11 Must Qualify Grand /Reserve Champion Western/English Type Showmanship (ALL 1st & 2nd Place Winners from above

Showmanship classes qualify)

Western Mare Halter:

Class #  Division Class Name

12 All Western Type Mare 56” & Under ALL AGES - Halter (1st & 2nd Place WILL BE the Grand/Reserve winners)

13 All Mare & Foal English or Western Halter, ALL SIZES (not eligible for Champ. class) All exhibitors in arena MUST be 4-H members

14 All Western Type Mares over 56”, 3 yrs old and under - Halter (1st & 2nd Place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve - Class 24)

15 All Western Type Mare over 56”, 4 and 5 yr. olds - Halter (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve - class 19)

16 All Western Type Mare over 56”, 6 to 10 yr. olds - Halter (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve - class 19)

17 All Western Type Mare over 56”, 11 to 15 yr. olds - Halter (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve - class 19)

18 All Western Type Mare over 56”, 16 yrs old and older - Halter (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve - class 19)

19 Must Qualify  Grand/Reserve Champion Western Type Mare over 56” - Halter (All 1st & 2nd place Winners from classes 14-18 qualify)

Western Gelding Halter:

20 All Western Type Gelding 56” & Under, ALL AGES - Halter (1st & 2nd place Winners WILL BE the Grand/Reserve Winners)

21 All Western Type Gelding over 56”,  3 yrs. Old & under - Halter (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve - class 26)

22 All Western Type Gelding over 56”, 4 and 5 yr. olds - Halter (1st & 2nd Place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve -class 26)

23 All Western Type Gelding over 56”, 6 to 10 yr. olds - Halter (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve - class 26)

24 All Western Type Gelding over 56”, 11 to 15 yr. olds - Halter (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve - class 26)

25 All Western Type Gelding over 56”, 16 yrs. Old and older - Halter (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve - class 26)

26  Must Qualify Grand/Reserve Champion Western Type Gelding over 56” - Halter (All 1st & 2nd place Winners from classes 21-25 qualify)

27  All Versatility Class (Approximate 2:00 Start Time):  Junior & Senior Divisions show together in several different disciplines with the same horse, determining which horse rider combination is the most versatile. 

 

 

VERSATILITY RULES

Purpose

Tack and Attire

Class Procedure

Disqualification

Other Helpful Information

Tuesday of fair week  CONTINUED

Class # Division Class Name

  1. All Driving
  2. Senior Trail Class, ALL SIZES (Pattern)
  3. Intermediate & Junior Trail Class, ALL SIZES (Pattern)
  4. All Western Riding (Pattern) (Pattern in Indiana 4-H Horse & Pony Handbook)
  5. Senior Reining, ALL SIZES (Pattern) (All reining patterns in Indiana 4-H Horse & Pony Handbook)
  6. Intermediate & Junior Reining, ALL SIZES (Pattern) (All reining patterns in Indiana 4-H Horse & Pony Handbook)
  7. All Ranch Riding, ALL SIZES
  8. All Costume Class

 

Wednesday of fair week - 9:00 a.m. - Performance Classes

Bareback Pleasure:

  1. Grades 8-12 (as of Jan of current year) Bareback Pleasure
  2. Grades 3-7 (as of Jan of current year) Bareback Pleasure
  3. All Double Bareback Pleasure
    English Type Pleasure:
  4. Senior English Pleasure, Hunt or Saddle Seat, over 56”
  5. Intermediate English Pleasure, Hunt or Saddle Seat, over 56”
  6. Junior English Pleasure, Hunt or Saddle Seat, over 56”
  7. All English Pleasure, Hunt or Saddle Seat, 56” & Under
  8. Senior English Equitation, Hunt or Saddle Seat (Pattern) (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve… class 51)

 

  1. Intermediate English Equitation, Hunt or Saddle Seat (Pattern) (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve… class 51)
  2. Junior English Equitation, Hunt or Saddle Seat (Pattern) (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Reserve… class 51)
  3. All Hunter Hack over Fences, ALL SIZES

 

Western or English Pleasure, Your Choice:

Class # Division Class Name

  1. All Gaited Pleasure All Ages, All Sizes, Any Seat - NO CANTER
  2. Grades 8-12 (as of Jan of current year) Stake Pleasure, ALL SIZES (English or Western disciplines are allowed)
  3. Grades 3-7 (as of Jan of current year) Stake Pleasure, ALL SIZES (English or Western disciplines are allowed)

Western Type Pleasure:

  1. Senior Horsemanship, ALL SIZES (Pattern) (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Res.…class 51
  2. Intermediate Horsemanship, ALL SIZES (Pattern) (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Res…class 51
  3. Junior Horsemanship, ALL SIZES (Pattern) (1st & 2nd place Winners come back for Grand/Res…class 51o
  4. Must Qualify Grand/Reserve Horsemanship/Equitation (All 1st & 2nd place winners from classes 42, 43, 44, 48, 49 and 50 qualify)
  5. All Western Pleasure 56” & Under
  6. Senior Western Pleasure over 56”
  7. Intermediate Western Pleasure over 56”
  8. Junior Western Pleasure over 56”
  9. 1st Year Member Walk/Trot ONLY (By entering this class, you may not enter any canter classes)

Ranch Pleasure:

  1. All Ranch Pleasure (ALL SIZES)

 

Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – Fun & Games

Class # Division Class Name

  1. See Details… Novice Pleasure ALL SIZES, English or Western Disciplines Details… Cannot have won a 1st place In ANY 4-H Horse & Pony Event
  2. Grades 8-12 (as of Jan of current year) Ride-A-Buck (Bareback riding with a $1 bill stuck under your leg)
  3. Grades 3-7 (as of Jan of current year) Ride-A-Buck (Bareback riding with a $1 bill stuck under your leg)
  4. Grades 8-12 (as of Jan of current year) Dizzy Stick (Timed) (ride to baseball bat, jump off, spin around baseball bat, run on foot back to start)
  5. Grades 3-7 (as of Jan of current year) Dizzy Stick (Timed) (ride to baseball bat, jump off, spin around baseball bat, run on foot back to start)
  6. Grades 8-12 (as of Jan of current year) Egg Race (ride while balancing an egg on a plastic spoon)
  7. Grades 3-7 (as of Jan of current year) Egg Race (ride while balancing an egg on a plastic spoon)
  8. All Michigan Pick-Up (Timed) (2 partners on 1 horse: “driver” drops off the “passenger” on a barrel, then comes back and picks that partner up after riding around a cone)
  9. All Rescue Race (Timed) (2 partners on 1 horse: “driver goes to end of arena and picks up the “passenger” off the ground and rides back)

 

Thursday of fair week - 9:00 a.m. – Gaming

Pole Bending:

  1. All Pony Pole Bending, 56” & Under
  2. Senior Pole Bending over 56”
  3. Intermediate Pole Bending over 56”
  4. 0 Junior Pole Bending over 56”

 

Barrel Racing:

  1. All Pony Barrels, 56” & Under
  2. Senior Barrel Racing over 56”
  3. Intermediate Barrel Racing over 56”
  4. Junior Barrel Racing over 56”

 

Other Speed Events:

77  Senior Flag Race

78  Intermediate Flag Race

79  Junior Flag Race

80  Senior Key Hole Race

81  Intermediate Key Hole Race

82  Junior Key Hole Race

83  Senior Plug Race

84  Intermediate Plug Race

85  Junior Plug Race

86  All Carry The Mail

87  All Dash For Cash 6

88  All Down & Back Flags

89  See Details… Novice Barrels        Details… Cannot have won a 1st place in ANY 4-H Horse & Pony Event

 

Other Helpful Information:

 

 

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