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 Requirements

Preble County 4-H Horse Project Supplement Sheet - For use with projects #174, #177 and #762.

Preble County 4-H Horse Project Book Rubric

Preble County 4-H Horse Member Packet


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!

2020 Officers

Kaylee Lebo President
Dani Seitner Vice President
Monene Kamm Secretary
Carolyn Geise Treasurer


2020 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

Horse Shows

Preble County Open Horse Shows

Proceeds to benefit the Preble County Sidewinders 4-H Club.  Please follow this link for the class listings and showbill.

Saturday, July 11, 2020 and Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the Preble County Fairgrounds.  Proceeds to benefit the Preble County 4-H Horse Program.  Please follow this link for the July 2020 class listings and showbill.


Performance Against Standards

State Fair Qualifying Event

2020 Preble County PAS Show
Preble County Fairgrounds Horse Arena
Saturday, June 27, 2020 and Sunday, June 28, 2020

PAS Show Letter

PAS Show Bill

PAS Show Entry Form

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

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 6:30PM at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Toney Building
Doors open and registration begins at 6:15 p.m.

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 Identification Form must be completed for a member's project horse. Photographs of the horse must be included with this form. Pictures should include front, both sides and rear view of the horse. Both the head and feet should be clearly visible in at least one picture.
4-H Horse Identification Form

Guidelines for those leasing an animal
Lease Guidelines

Horse Identification Form and lease agreements must be turned in to the Preble County Extension office by 4:30 p.m. on May 15, 2019.

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.

Fair Stall Assignments

Groom and Clean

2019 Groom and Clean Entry Form