Horse Program

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

Online enrollment at

March 16 Horse Safety & Ethics - First year equine members and a parent/guardian must attend. 6:30-8pm, location tba
March 28 Make-up Horse Safety & Ethics 6:30-8pm, location tba
April 1 Clubs start riding at Fairgrounds  
May 9, 10 Horse Skillathon-for all horse project members; optional for horseless horse members 3-7pm, Fairgrounds
May 13 Horse Registration 9am-Noon, Fairgrounds
May 13 Equine Fun Show 1:30pm, 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 8-11 Multi County Horse Clinic - see below for registration information, schedule, health form Adams Couty Fairgrounds, register online (link below)
June 24 PAS Show 10am, Fairgrounds


Completed and signed entry forms are due at the Junior Fair Office on July 7 or 8 by 4pm - All entries MUST be submitted by 9PM on Sunday, July 9. There are no class entry fees; scratches will be accepted day of show.  See below for General Information Form and Adams County Jr Fair Horse Show Entry Form  
July 10 Multi County 4-H Horse Show Fairgrounds, back arena
July 11, 13, 14 Adams County Jr. Fair Horse Shows (see Adams County Jr Fair Horse Show Entry Form) Fairgrounds, back arena
  Equine Recognition Day TBA
  State Fair Jr. Horse Show  
October 1 Equine Program Fall Trail Ride  


Click here for Horse Camp Registration 


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