Horse Project Forms- Must be turned in to the local OSU Extension office no later than April 15th
Horse Registration (1 per animal)
Horse Safety & Ethics Training
This online certification curse is required for ALL 4-H youth participating in a 4-H Horse project. Completion of this online course serves as the AQCA qualifier for the 2023 Lorain County Jr. Fair
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Lorain County Fairgrounds
This fun, hands-on learning opportunity will be a one-day school offered for youth enrolled in 4-H equine projects. Youth will gain knowledge and guidance from well-respected and state-approved workshop instructors.
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
2021 Participant Packet
Horse Show 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 17- Lorain @ The Lorain County Fairgrounds
June 24- Huron @ The Huron County Fairgrounds
Tri-County PAS Show CLuster Rules
The deadline to register for these shows is June 1, 2023. Complete the PAS form below and return it to the OSU Extension office with a $40.00 payment by the deadline.
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
- Contest Rules
- Entry Form- due July 15
- Small Equine Rules & Entry Form- Due July 15
- Saddle Horse Rules & Entry Form- Due July 15
Other Horse Show Opportunities
Avon Lake Saddle Club Open Miniature Show Series
Lorain County Horse Club Open Youth Show Series
Tranquil Acres Mini Equine Series
Valley City Saddle Club Show Series
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!
Directions to Lorain County Metroparks Equestrian Center
Other Horse Judging and Contest 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.
An opportunity for 4-H members enrolled in horse projects to demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related matters through a quiz bowl-style competition.
This opportunity is 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.
In this opportunity, 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.