HORSE -- DEPARTMENT -- ZHH
HORSE SHOW AND BASIC HORSEMANSHIP POLICIES:
- A member may use any of their project horses which must also be shown/exhibited in another class for showmanship. Refer to 4-H Department ZS.
- To qualify for the All-Around Award, you must compete on only one (1) horse in same age division. All Around is based on the horse. Hi-Point is based on the rider.
- Only 4-H & FFA members with Horse Projects are eligible for competition.
- For detailed information on the judging of Horsemanship I - VII refer to MONTANA 4-H HORSEMANSHIP PROJECTS, #1160 (Reprinted, May 1997). This is a seven (7) part program covering training, care, riding, equipment and anatomy of the mature horse.
- This show will determine eligibility for the State Horse Show. Member can use only the horses which he/she has competed on in this show.
- Age of 4-H member is determined as of October 1, 2021 and age of horse is determined as of January 1, 2022. For the purpose of determining eligibility for competition, the age of the horse shall be computed by the calendar year starting January 1 of the year foaled. (Example: a horse foaled anytime in 2021 will be termed one-year-old on January 1, 2022)
- Entry blanks must be into the County Extension Office by MONDAY, JULY 18, 2022.
- Project rules are listed on pages 4 & 5 of Revised Bulletin #1160. Please read before you attend the show.
- For each horse being entered/exhibited at the far, an identification card must be on file at the Valley County Extension Office by June 1st to participate in the Fair and/or the State Horse Show. The identification cards can be obtained at the Extension Office.
- Appropriate dress attire. (long sleeve shirt, boots, hat and helmet)
- A certified equestrian Horse helmet with safety harness fastened in place is required in over fence classes and gymkhana events, activities, and practice sessions.
- Signed Form on file in the office - acknowledgement of receiving horse helmet education.
- All entries will be veterinarian inspected upon arrival at the Valley County 4-H Horse Show.
- Refer to overall livestock exhibit rules, livestock building rules, large animal showmanship
rules and 4-H Code of Ethics.
4-H Horse Point System - note: If only one in the class and they are not awarded top of class - 9 points.
Points 1 10 2 9 3 8 4 7 5 6 6 5 7 4 8 3 9 2 10 1
The Judge will still award blue-red-white ribbons along with placing them.
We will announce placing for age divisions:JR HORSE - Colt to Maturity and Green Horses may only enter Colt to Maturity, Green Horse, and Jr Horse classes. Horsemanship and Ranch Horse project classes may be used in the age group classes.
11-13 and 14 and over
10 and under we will just announce top of class and ribbons
RANCH HORSE –Members must be enrolled in the Ranch Horse Project to participate in Ranch Horse. Must be 12 years old or older to do cattle work. Must be assessed by superintendents to advance to the next level.
HORSE DEPARTMENT ZHH
CLASS 1 – (open to any 4-H member enrolled in a horse project)
NOTE: Refer to Department ZS to enter Showmanship:
Sr. (14 & over); Jr. (11-13); Pre Jr. (4-H age 8 - 10)
- English Horsemanship VII
- English Horsemanship VI
- English Horsemanship V
- English Horsemanship IV
- English Horsemanship III
- English Horsemanship II
- English Horsemanship I
- English Pleasure 14 and over
- English Pleasure 11 - 13
- English Pleasure 10 and under
- *English Equitation Jr. Horse
- *English Pleasure Jr. Horse
- Hunter Hack I
- Hunter Hack II
- Western Pleasure 14 and over
- Western Pleasure 11 – 13
- Western Pleasure 10 and under
- *Western Pleasure Jr. Horse
- Western Horsemanship VII
- Western Horsemanship VI
- Western Horsemanship V
- Western Horsemanship IV
- Western Horsemanship III
- Western Horsemanship II
- Western Horsemanship I
- Bareback 14 and over
- Bareback 11 -13
- Bareback 10 and under
- Free Style Reining 14 and over
- Free Style Reining 11-13
- Free Style Reining 10 and under
- Trail 14 and over
- Trail 11-13
- Trail 10 and under
- *Trail Jr. Horse
- Trail Yearling
- Ranch Horse Project Level 4
- Ranch Horse Project Level 3
- Ranch Horse Project Level 2
- Ranch Horse Project Level 1
- Ranch Horse Pleasure 14 and over
- Ranch Horse Pleasure 11 - 13
- Ranch Horse Pleasure 10 and under
- *Ranch Horse Pleasure Jr. Horse
- Ranch Horse Reining Level 4
- Ranch Horse Reining Level 3
- Ranch Horse Reining Level 2
- Ranch Horse Reining Level 1
- *Ranch Horse Reining Jr. Horse
- Ranch Horse Trail Level 4
- Ranch Horse Trail Level 3
- Ranch Horse Trail Level 2
- Ranch Horse Trail Level 1
- *Ranch Horse Trail Jr. Horse
- Ranch Horse Cattle Work Level 4
- Ranch Horse Cattle Work Level 3
- Ranch Horse Cattle Work Level 2
- Ranch Horse Cattle Work Level 1 note: must be 12
- *Ranch Horse Cattle Work Jr. Horse
- Barrels 14 and over
- Barrels 11 - 13
- Barrels 10 and under
- Flag Race 14 and over
- Flag Race 11 – 13
- Flag Race 10 and under
- Poles 14 and over
Poles 11 – 13
Poles 10 and under
Stake Race 14 and over
Stake Race 11 - 13
Stake Race 10 and under* Jr Horse is a horse that is 2-5 years old or any horse enrolled in the green horse project.
CLASS 2 – COLT TO MATURITY
- Age of Member - - 4-H members enrolled in Class 2 horse project must be twelve years old
by Oct. 1, 2021 and have completed Horsemanship Level III.
- You may bring your 1 - 5-year-old horse project to the Horse Show on Thursday to compete. You may not compete on two horses in the same lot number and Training Horses may not compete in Horsemanship Classes, unless assessed at that level. This does not apply to state competition.
- 4-H members will show their horses in the five (5) divisions as follows: Refer to "Training Horses" Yearling to 5-year-old, Bulletin # 353.
- Stallions will not be allowed.
- Green Horse Level 1
- Green Horse Level 2
- Green Horse Level 3
- Green Horse Level 4
Options for Lots 6 – 9
- 4-H members and horses exhibiting in 4-H Class 2, Lots 6 - 9 will be required to complete 1 or 2 of the listed assessments of his/her level in his/her project.
- Superintendent will determine which events are suitable to exhibit at the fair.
- 4-H members completing a Training Horses (Yearling to Five Year Olds) will be eligible to sell their horse during the Valley County 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale.
The following will receive a Rosette: 4-H Grand & Reserve Champion Yearling Horse
Selling a “Training Horses Project” (Colt to Maturity) at the Valley County 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale
Requirements - -
- Must be brought through the Training Horses (Colt to Maturity) Yearling to Five-Year-Old Years.
- Must exhibit each year at the fair this included interview judging with activity book or have a vet certificate.
- A pre-vet exam must be given at the member’s expense.
- The fee for selling a horse is set by the Livestock Committee. This fee will be deducted from the member’s sale check.
- Member does have the option to No Sale during the Valley County 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale. If they choose to do so a $20.00 fee will be paid by the 4-H member if he/she “no sales” their horse.
- Refer to Livestock Sale Rules.