Program Overview

Pennsylvania 4-H horse programs promote knowledge of horsemanship and responsible, ethical equine use, care and management.

Participation in 4-H horse programs develops life skills in youth including leadership, responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork, community service, and positive attitudes of self worth.

4-H Horse Projects

  • Performance Horsemanship - Levels 1, 2, 3
  • Junior Horse
  • "Horseless Horse"
  • Competitive Trail Riding

County 4-H Horse Clubs

  • Educational Meetings
  • Camps
  • Trail Rides
  • Field Trips
  • Clinics
  • Community Service
  • Horse Shows
  • Cloverbuds
  • Therapeutic Riding Programs
  • Leadership Training

Competitive Events

  • Local, County, District and State Horse Shows
  • Regional Horse Production Shows
  • State and Regional 4-H Competitive Trail Rides
  • Horse Judging Contests
  • Hippology, Horse Bowl and Skillathon Contests
  • Public Speaking and Demonstration Contests
  • County Educational Display Contest
  • Model Horse Shows

Many Opportunities for Education and Fun!

  • Equine Science Camp
  • Horsemanship Skills Program
  • Driving Clinics
  • Horse Safety Program and Awards
  • Horsemanship Skills Clinics
  • 4-H Horse Judges and Show Officials School
  • Winning Ways Horsemanship Clinic
  • Outstanding 4-H Horse Member Award
  • 4-H Equine Horse Bowl
  • Quarter Horse Congress Horse Events
  • Ag Progress Days Equine Experience
  • Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup
  • 4-H Horse Program Cloverbuds
  • and more!

Information related to the annual horse program fee.

The 4-H horse program includes the county horse clubs, 8 districts, a program advisory committee and a program development committee.

Educators and volunteers should consider several factors and work together to appropriately include persons with disabilities in the Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Program.