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:

May-Date TBD


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 6:30-8:00 pm Annex Conference Rm
April 1 Clubs start riding at Fairgrounds Fairgrounds
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  
May TBD Horse Skillathon-for all horse project members; optional for horseless horse members  
May 15 Deadline to turn in horse registration paperwork (paperwork will be posted soon) Extension office by 4:00
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 Fairgrounds
June 6 & 7 Multi County Camp Fun Show 6th-Evening Gymkhana show, 7th-Day show
June 20 PAS Show 10:00 am, Fairgrounds (tentative)
July 4 Multi County Fun Show Fairgrounds

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 12 Barn Dinner/Sr. Farewells Fairgrounds
July 14 Multi County 4-H Horse Show Evening (back show areana)-Fairgrounds
July 14, 16, 17 Adams County Jr. Fair Horse Shows (see Adams County Jr Fair Horse Show Entry Form) Fairgrounds
July 20-24 State Fair Jr. Horse Show Ohio State Fair
August 22 End of Year Horse Recognition Event  
September TBD End of Year County Trail Ride  


  2020 State Junior Horse Show information and class list


    Ohio 4-H Horse Site