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Horse School

   Saturday, May 21, 2022

Lorain County Fairgrounds

This fun, hands-on learning opportunity will be a one-day 6-hour school offered for youth enrolled in 4-Hequine projects.  Youth will gain knowledge and guidance from well-respected and state-approved workshop instructors. 

This year’s topics will include showmanship, skillathon, and show preparation.  Youth and a registered project horse will participate in hands-on instruction.

Three tracks will be offered: Saddle Horse, Small Equine, and Draft Horse.  Youth will choose one track to participate in throughout the day.  Tracks will be divided into two groups to ensure the safety of youth and horses.  Workshops will be approximately 60 minutes long, with 30 minutes between workshops to allow youth and horses plenty of time to transition.  Youth will participate in two-morning workshops and two-afternoon workshops.   

Additional Horse School Information

2022 Participant Packet

2021 Participant Packet


Horse Project Opportunities 

Performance Against Standards- PAS Shows

4-H’ers must qualify to compete at the Ohio State 4-H Horse Show.  Qualifying shows are called Performance Against Standards (PAS) Shows.  Classes offered at these shows are graded according to a set of standard guidelines.  These guidelines can be found on the state website.

Huron, Erie, and Lorain counties work together to offer our youth a local PAS try-out option.  These PAS Shows are scheduled for:

June 18, 2022, at Huron County Fairgrounds

June 25, 2022, at Erie County Fairgrounds

Tri-County PAS Show Bill

The deadline to register for these shows is June 1, 2022.  Complete the PAS form below and return it to the OSU Extension office with a $40.00 payment by the deadline.

2022 Lorain County PAS Form

f you have an interest or need in attending another county show, please be sure to note their requirements and deadlines.  You will need to complete the Out of County Form below AND follow their PAS Show registration process.  

PAS Out of County Approval Form

**Coggins test results will be due with State Fair entries

Horse Show Opportunities- Lorain County Jr. Fair Week

Groom & Clean

Versatility

Fun Shows

 


 

Does your 4-H Club or group want to host a 4-H Horse Show or other hands-on educational events?  Complete and submit the County Event Request form to the Extension office.  This will be forwarded to the 4-H Educational Board to assist you in the planning process!  

2022 Lorain County 4-H Show SOP

County Event Request Form

Directions to Lorain County Metroparks Equestrian Center

Horse Project Forms

Horse Registration

4-H Horse Leasing Guidelines

 

Horse Safety & Ethics Training

EquiStep 2022 Course

 

Other Horse Opportunities 

Horse Communications Contest

An opportunity for youth enrolled in a 4-H horse project to demonstrate their communication and media skills on a specific equine or equine-related topic.

Horse Bowl

An opportunity for 4-H members enrolled in horse projects to demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related matters through a quiz bowl style competition.

Hippology

An opportunity for youth enrolled in a 4-H horse project to demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry and the application of this knowledge and skill.

Horse Judging

An opportunity in which youth participants learn and apply knowledge of the ideal features of a variety of breeds and a variety of riding styles. They must evaluate, or place, each horse in relation to the ideal for the breed and in relation to the other horses or riders in the class.  Competitors provide a brief oral presentation explaining their placings.     

Horse Poster Contest

A diverse visual demonstration of equine project knowledge.

 

 


OSU Equine Animal Science Website