Adams County 4-H Horse Advisory Committee

Operating Guidelines

Horse Committee Application: Advisor or Youth are due to the Extension office by September 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Horse Projects

Skillathon Details:

All 4-H members and interested FFA members must also 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 your species from the Extension Office and/or review the materials in the appropriate species 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:

Monday, May 6 at OVCTC                                                      
Skillathons (all species):  3:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 7 at OVCTC
Skillathons (all species): 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Wedneday, June 12, OSU Extension Office
Skillathon Make-Up Session: (all animal projects)                       
4:00-7:00 p.m., first come, first served


March 20 Horse Safety & Ethics - required for 1st year members 6:30-8:00 pm Annex Conference Rm
April 20 Horse Registration Day: Camp forms, horse registrations, and so on must be brought to the fairgrounds; all horses will be measured, photographed, and body-condition scored-see below for all forms 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Fairgrounds
May 6 & 7 Horse Skillathon-for all horse project members; optional for horseless horse members 3:30-7:30 pm both evenings at OVCTC
May 10 Equine Ambassador Applications Due - see below for form and rules Turn in at Extension Office by 4:00 pm
June 7 & 8 Horse Camp - see below for registration information, schedule, health form Fairgrounds
June 9 Horse Camp Fun Show 9:00 am, Fairgrounds
June 12 Skillathon Make-Up (does NOT include QA Make-Up) 4-7 pm at Adams Co. Extension Office
June 15 PAS Show 10:00 am, Fairgrounds (tentative)

July 7 entry  deadline

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 Due by 9:00 pm each evening at Jr. Fair Board Office
July 9, 11, 12 Adams County Jr. Fair Horse Shows (see Adams County Jr Fair Horse Show Entry Form) 9am Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; and 7pm Tuesday.


  2019 State Junior Horse Show information and class list


    Ohio 4-H Horse Site