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 http://horse.osu.edu 

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!

2019 Officers

Linda Cutter President
Mike Monroe Vice President
Belinda Chaney Secretary
Tammy Boggs Treasurer

 

2019 Horse Advisors Meeting Schedule

Meetings are typically held in the Extension conference room at 7:00 pm.

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

January 7 April 1 July 1  October 7
February 4 May 6 No August meeting November 4
March 4 June 3 September 3 December 2

 

2019 Warren County Event

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

Speed Show sponsored by Chesapeake Stables

April 26, 6pm Showbill  
Speed Show,
   sponsored by Chesapeake Stables
May 24, 6:00pm Showbill  
Horse Show June 1, 9:00am Showbill Event Form
Horse Advisors Contest Show June 8, 9:00am Schedule Event Form
Contest Show  June 28, 6:00pm Showbill Event Form
Horse Advisors Show June 29, 9:00am Showbill Entry Form
Horse Advisors Fall Fun Show September 14, 9:00am Showbill Event Form

 

Performance Against Standards

State Fair Qualifying Event

Miami Valley PAS Show

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - Warren County Fairgrounds
PAS Packets HERE - Coming Soon. 

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 horse.osu.edu.

2019 Horse Advisor Clinics

Start time: 6:30pm

Location: Warren County Fairgrounds, Horse Arena 

Registration Form HERE

June 13 Western Horsemanship, English Equitation and Gaited 
June 27 Contesting & Showmanship 
July 11 Fair Prep (Q&A Session) 

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

2019 Horse Safety & Ethics Program

Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren County Fairgrounds

All 4-H members taking equine projects for the first time are required to participate in a mandatory one-time horse safety and ethics program.  Members who have not previously completed the Horse Safety & Ethics program are required to purchase the Horse Safety resource book (#191R) and attend a 2-hour training with a parent or legal guardian.

As in the past, this training is only offered ONCE this year.  This training is a requirement to show and participate in the 4-H equine program.  Failure to complete the training will result in the member’s ineligibility to participate in any 4-H equine events.  This applies to all horse, mule, donkey and miniature horse projects.  Though attendance is strongly encouraged, members taking the Horseless Horse project (#173) are exempt from this requirement. 4-H Horse Clinics Registration Form will be available for download here.

Equine Possession Date

May 31 is the possession date for all equine animals this year.

Horse Identification Form/Health Record, lease agreements and negative Coggins test results must be delivered to the Warren County Extension office by 4:30 p.m. on May 31, 2019

Special Note about Coggins Tests
All horses must have PROOF of negative Coggins test results submitted by May 31.  “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.