The 4-H Horse and Pony Project provides youth with valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Meetings and activities (such as workshops, horse bowl, & Hippology) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both horse & pony subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications). Skills are learned under the direction of caring adults.
4-H members (Grades 3 – 12) must identify all Beef and Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Llamas, Sheep, Rabbit and Swine in the 4HOnline system by the species deadline or earlier county deadline if applicable* to be eligible for exhibition. Login to your family profile at https://in.4honline.com for Animal Identification Instructions.
- Horse & Pony animals must be entered into 4HOnline or Reactivated no later than May 15th at in.4honline.com
- All Horse and Poney members must complete the Horse Vaccination Form.
- A color picture with all 4 legs must be uploaded for each horse to be eligible for the Indiana State Fair.
- Lease agreements must be on file in the Purdue Extension Office in your county of 4-H enrollment by May 15th.
- All Horses exhibiting at the Pulaski County Fair must be declared by June 10th at pulaskicountyin.fairentry.com
Grooming assistance rule for all species:
4-H members may receive clipping and grooming assistance for all species, on show day, only from the following:
- Immediate family (parent/guardian, sibling, aunt/uncle).
- A current Indiana 4-H member
- Indiana 4-H members name and enrollment of county must be turned into the Extension Office by June 1st.
- An individual enrolled in the Indiana 4-H Approved Animal Grooming Assistance Program.
- Approved Groomers must enroll annually by June 1st
- Completion of the online Animal Ethics modules every 2 years. Modules can be found online at https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/online-animal-ethics-program.aspx
- Contact the Extension Office on current info on how to enroll.
Horse & Pony Helmet Policy:
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 a 4-H horse and pony event, show, or activity. 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 was placed in effect during the 2003 4-H program year and applies to all county, area, and state 4-H horse and pony events, shows, and activities.
Adults riding horses are also at risk of head injury; therefore, adults are also strongly encouraged to wear properly fitted, certified helmets when they are riding at any 4-H sponsored activity/event so that they will serve as role models of safe behavior, as well as protect themselves.
Helmet Ordering Information:
Helmets may be ordered from a variety of sources. Discounts are typically associated with
International Helmet Awareness Day. Visit www.Riders4helmets.com to learn more about
potential discounts, helmet guidelines, and riding safety information
Please see related files below for the Pulaski County 4-H Horse & Pony