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 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.  UPDATE: Skillathons will be virtual for 2020! Each species skillathon will be posted to the OSU Extension Adams County website on June 29 through July 4. Links will be sent to exhibitors email address on file. Skillathons are optional but strongly encouraged for 2020.

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:

2020 Skillathons will be VIRTUAL in 2020.  The skillathon will be available June 29-July 4.  The link will be sent to exhibitors email address on file. Skillathons are optional but strongly encouraged for 2020.

HORSE SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

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 18 Horse Safety & Ethics - required for 1st year members Virtual TBD
April 1 Clubs start riding at Fairgrounds DELAYED for 2020
April/May TBD 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 Virtual Due by May 13
May TBD Horse Skillathon-for all horse project members; optional for horseless horse members VIRTUAL SKILLATHON (links below)
May 15 Deadline to turn in horse registration paperwork (paperwork will be posted soon) Virtual Due by May 13
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 5 & 6 Multi County Horse Camp - see below for registration information, schedule, health form CANCELLED
June 6 & 7 Multi County Camp Fun Show CANCELLED
June 20 PAS Show CANCELLED
July 4 Multi County Fun Show CANCELLED

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 POSTPONED until Fall 2020
July 12 Barn Dinner/Sr. Farewells CANCELLED
July 14 Multi County 4-H Horse Show POSTPONED until Fall 2020
July 14, 16, 17 Adams County Jr. Fair Horse Shows (see Adams County Jr Fair Horse Show Entry Form) POSTPONED until Fall 2020
July 20-24 State Fair Jr. Horse Show CANCELLED
August 22 End of Year Horse Recognition Event  
September TBD End of Year County Trail Ride  

HORSE FORMS & INFORMATION

Click here for Virtual Horse Registration

Click here for Horse JUNIOR Skillathon

Click here for Horse INTERMEDIATE Skillathon

Click here for Horse SENIOR Skillathon

  2020 State Junior Horse Show information and class list

    HORSE WEB LINKS

    Ohio 4-H Horse Site