The 4-H Horse program is very active in Warren County. 

Horse Projects in Warren CountyOhio 4-H Horse Program

All Ohio 4-H Program materials are available online at 

All 4-H Horse program participants are required to complete safety requirements and follow established policies, including but not limited to:

♦ attend the Horse Safety & Ethics training program;

♦ follow the Mandatory Helmet Use Policy, and

 ♦ comply with horse identification requirements including vaccination records, Coggins results and lease agreements.

Horse Advisors Committee

All 4-H advisors with members taking horse projects are encouraged to attend these meetings. This active group provides clinics and fun shows, generates funds for improvements to the Horse Arena at the Fairgrounds, and provides support for the Warren County 4-H Horse program.  Their efforts are greatly appreciated!

2024 Officers

Beth Mason President
Madelyn Wilkins Vice President
Cati Riddell  Secretary
Tammy Boggs Treasurer


Horse Advisors Meeting Schedule

Meetings are typically held in the Extension conference room at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of every month. 

All advisors with youth taking equine projects are encouraged to attend.


2024 Warren County Events

Warren Co 4-H Horse Advisors Shows

Schedules and Forms for Horse Advisors Shows will be available here this spring.
Event Date Showbills Entry Form          
G & K Speed Show May 3, 6:00 pm Showbill Entry Form
Tri-County Horse Show, Highland County May 18, 9:00 am Showbill  
G & K Speed Show May 31, 6:00 pm Showbill Entry Form
Tri-County Show Series, Warren County June 8, 9:00 am Showbill Entry Form 
G & K Speed Show June 14, 6:00 pm Showbill Entry Form 
Tri-County Show Series, Clinton County June 15, 9:00 am Showbill Entry Form
Warren Co. Horse Show July 6, 9:00 am Showbill Entry Form
Warren Co. Horse Show August 24, 10:00 am  Showbill Entry Form 
Tri-COunty Horse Show Patterns
Miami Valley PAS Show

Saturday, June 22, 2024 - Warren County Fairgrounds
PAS Packets HERE

For additional information about Ohio 4-H PAS Qualifying Scores, Ohio PAS Score Sheets and Ohio PAS Out of County Forms visit the State site at

Information about these statewide events is also available at the state site:

  • 4-H Horse Advisor Training, January 27, 2024
  • 4-H Horse Bowl, Hippology & Judging Clinic, March 2, 2024
  • 4-H Horse Communication Contest, March 2, 2024
  • State 4-H Horse Bowl Contest, April 6, 2024
  • State 4-H Hippology Contest, April 6, 2024
  • State 4-H Horse Judging Contest, July 15, 2024
  • Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show, July 15-19, 2024
  • Ohio State Fair Horse Skilalthon, July 15, 2024
  • State 4-H Groom & Clean Contest, August 24, 2024
  • State 4-H Trail Ride, September 6-7, 2024

Equine Possession Date

June 1 is the possession date for all equine animals this year.

Horse Identification Form/Health Record, lease agreements and negative Coggins test results must be uploaded to 4-H Online by 4:30 p.m. on June 1, 2024

Special Note about Coggins Tests
All horses must have PROOF of negative Coggins test results uploaded by June 1.  “Blood drawn” is not an acceptable substitute.  Plan now to have your horse tested early enough to have results before the deadline. 

Remember, spring is a busy time for local veterinarians and the ODA.  Tests can be delayed several weeks, so plan ahead.  

Mandatory Helmet Use Policy

All youth 19 years and under, participating in any 4-H equestrian activity, are required to wear properly fitted protective headgear which meets or exceeds current ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards with the chin harness securely fastened at all times while riding or driving an equine.

It is the responsibility of the rider, or the parent or guardian of the youth participant, to make sure that the headgear worn complies with appropriate safety standards for protective headgear intended for equestrian use, and is properly fitted and in good condition.  The Ohio 4-H Horse Program, Show Committees, Officials, Extension Personnel and Volunteer Leaders are not responsible for checking headgear worn for such compliance.

The Ohio 4-H Horse Program, Show Committees, Officials, Extension Personnel and Volunteer Leaders make no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, about any protective headgear, and cautions riders that death or serious injury may result despite wearing such headgear, as no helmet can protect against all foreseeable injuries in equestrian activities.

The Ohio 4-H Horse Program, Show Committees, Officials, Judges, Extension Personnel and Volunteer Leaders may, at his/her discretion, check a participant’s protective headgear for proper standards.  If the youth is found to be wearing unapproved, defective, or improperly fitted headgear, he/she will not be permitted to participate in riding or driving activities until proper headgear is acquired.