Ohio 4-H Horse Program
All Ohio 4-H Program materials are available online at http://horse.osu.edu.
Preble County 4-H Horse Project Information
Preble County 4-H Horse Project Supplement Sheet - For use with projects #174, #177 and #762.
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 to support 4-H Horse members, and provides support for the Preble County 4-H Horse program. Their efforts are greatly appreciated!
Horse Advisors' Committee Meeting Schedule
Meetings are typically held in the Extension Office Conference Room at 7:00 p.m.
The July meeting will be held at the Fair Grounds
|January 15||February 18||March 16||April 14|
|May 20||June 15||July 14||August - N/A|
|September 16||October 19||November 17||December - N/A|
Preble County Events
Preble County Open Horse Shows
Saturday, and Sunday, at the Preble County Fairgrounds. Proceeds to benefit the Preble County 4-H Horse Program. Please follow this link for the July 2021 class listings and showbill.
Performance Against Standards
State Fair Qualifying Event
Preble County PAS Show
Preble County Fairgrounds Horse Arena
Additional information about Ohio 4-H PAS Qualifying Scores, Ohio PAS Score Sheets and Ohio PAS Out of County Form are available on the state site.
Horse Safety & Ethics Program
Preble County Fairgrounds in Toney Building
Doors open and registration
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.
The training will only be 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.
Equine Possession Date
May 1 is the possession date for all equine animals.
A Horse Permission to Participate Form must be completed for each member and uploaded into 4Honline. Deadline for upload is May 15th.
Guidelines for those leasing an animal
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.
Fair Stall Assignments
Below are the stall assignments for the Fair as released by the fairgrounds.
Groom and Clean
Groom and Clean Entry Form