Skillathon Details:

All 4-H members and interested FFA members must participate in the applicable Skillathon(s) to earn points for the Outstanding Exhibitor scoring. Skillathons are required for 4-H and optional for FFA. Exceptions: Participation in the Skillathon is optional for youth enrolled in horseless horse project. 

Looking for Skillathon study materials? Ask your advisor to borrow the Skillathon kit for equine from the Extension Office and/or review the materials in the equine resource handbook. Horse members may want to purchase a copy of the Uniform Rules to use as a study guide, as well as a copy of the Beginning Horse Management project book.

Skillathon Schedule:


Feb. 15 Enrollment deadline day-must be signed up with a club with projects for the current year Re-enrolling members can do online enrollment.  New members must do a paper enrollment form and turn in to your 4-H advisor.
March 31 Horse Safety & Ethics - First year equine members and a
parent/guardian must attend.
6:30-8pm, location tba
April 1 Clubs start riding at Fairgrounds  
May 15 Horse Registration deadline Online (see link below)
May 15 Equine Program Spring Trail Ride  
May 26, 27 Horse Skillathon-for all horse project members; optional for horseless horse members 2-7pm, Fairgrounds
June 1 Equine Ambassador Applications Due - see below for form and rules (completed 7th grade-age 17 must have 1 yr of 4-H eligibilty remaining) Turn in at Extension Office by 4:00 pm
June 11-12 Multi County Horse Camp - see below for registration information, schedule, health form Pike Couty Fairgrounds, register online (link below)
July 3 PAS Show 10am, Fairgrounds


Adams County Jr. Fair Horse Show registrations can be turned in at the Extension Office or in the Junior Fair office on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday of fair week: see below for General Information Form and Adams County Jr Fair Horse Show Entry Form  
July Multi County 4-H Horse Show Fairgrounds, back arena
  Adams County Jr. Fair Horse Shows (see Adams County Jr Fair Horse Show Entry Form)  
August 21 Equine Recognition Day TBA
  State Fair Jr. Horse Show  
October 2 Equine Program Fall Trail Ride  


Click here for Virtual Horse Registration

Click here for Horse Camp Registration 

2021 State Junior Horse Show information and class list


    Ohio 4-H Horse Site