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Special Horse Opportunities

General SC 4-H Horse Program Information

South Carolina 4-H Horse Program's Email Newsletter

CLICK HERE to sign up for the email newsletter called "From the Horse's Mouth Newsletter"

SC 4-H Horse Project Calendar of Events

CLICK HERE for a copy of the calendar of events

SC 4-H Horse Program's Important Documents

CLICK HERE for a copy of the SC 4-H Horse Program's Release Waiver and Helmet Policy

SC 4-H Horse Program's TEXT ALERT System

CLICK HERE to sign up to receive text messages from SC 4-H Horse Program (message and data rates may apply)

SC 4-H Horse Program's Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to join SC 4-H Horse Program's Facebook Page

SC 4-H Horse Project Opportunities (Not Requiring A Horse)

Horse Ambassador Program

4-H Horse Project members ages 16-18 are eligible to serve as a liaison for the SC 4-H Horse Program. Ambassadors meet with other youth horse clubs, horse councils and associations, and political figures in the state of South Carolina to promote the program, strengthen its membership, and generate support.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the job description

CLICK HERE for a copy of the application

4-H Horse Creative Contests

Creative Contests allow youth to express their love of horses in a variety of creative formats. Contest options may include posters, drawings, painting, photography, crafts, woodworking, sewing, poetry, and essays.

CLICK HERE  for Creative Contest Rules and Regulations

CLICK HERE to register for the Creative Contests

4-H Hippology Contest

Hippology is the study of horses. This contest tests the participants knowledge of horses and horse related items from any aspect of the horse industry. Contest elements include a written exam, horse judging, identification of items and/or their uses, and solving a problem and presenting the solution.

CLICK HERE for Hippology Exams & Hippology Study Material

CLICK HERE to Register for 2016 Hippology Contest

CLICK HERE for Rules & Regulations

CLICK HERE for Sample Jr. Hippology Test

State 4-H Horse Bowl

Horse Bowl is a quiz bowl contest where participants are asked questions about horses and horse related topics. Quick thinking is a must as you must activate your electronic buzzer before your opponent in order to answer the question and score points.

CLICK HERE for Horse Bowl Senior and Junior Level Sample Rounds

CLICK HERE to register for Horse Bowl Contest

CLICK HERE for Rules & Regulations

State 4-H Horse Judging

Horse judging turns the tables as youth try to match the experts in deciding how a particular group of horse should be ranked if they were competing in a show. Participants place various types of classes (in hand and under saddle) then give an oral presentation explaining how they ranked the class and why.

CLICK HERE for 4-H Horse Judging Contest Rules & Regulations

CLICK HERE to register for South Carolina 4-H Horse Judging Contest

State Communications Contest

The primary objective of the Communications Contest is to provide, in a friendly but competitive setting, an opportunity for youth enrolled in a 4-H horse project to demonstrate their communication and media skills on a specific equine or equine related topic.  Youth may compete in the following categories: Public Speaking, Individual Presentation and Team Presentation.

CLICK HERE for Rules & Regulations

CLICK HERE to register for the SC 4-H Horse Communication Contests

Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up

Highest placing senior age participants at state level horse events may have the opportunity to represent South Carolina at the Eastern National Championships. Events include horse bowl, hippology, horse judging, and communications.

Information & Schedule for Eastern Regionals 4-H Horse Championships, Louisville, KY

SC 4-H Horse Program's Top Club Award

To promote all aspects of 4H and how they relate to the 4H Horse Program and to award those members who are participating in many different events throughout the year and to award clubs for outstanding performance and participation on a community and statewide level.

CLICK HERE for more information about the SC 4-H Horse Program's Top Club Award.

SC 4-H Horse Program's Top Club Award How To Videos (Click on the title to watch video):

What is the Top Club Award?

How to I register for the Top Club Award?

How do I submit a Online Promotion Activity Log?

How do I submit a Online Community Service Log?

CLICK HERE to register for the award (Deadline to Submit January 1)

CLICK HERE to submit Online Promotion Activity Log

CLICK HERE to submit Online Community Service Log

 

SC 4-H Horse Project Opportunities (Requiring A Lease or Owned Horse)

State 4-H Horsemanship Camp

The purpose of 4-H Horsemanship Camp is to provide youth age 9-18 years old an opportunity to learn and better techniques of horsemanship while enjoying the fellowship of other 4-H'ers from across the state. The camp is designed to increase horse knowledge and horsemanship skills - from the basics for beginning riders to showing techniques for the advanced rider.  The 2016 4-H Horsemanship Camp will be held Wednesday, July 5 - Sunday, July, 9, 2017 at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC. **NEW-Registration must be complete online***

CLICK HERE for 4-H Horsemanship Camp Information & Forms

CLICK HERE to register for 4-H Horsemanship Camp

CLICK HERE for 4-H Horsemanship Camp Scholarship Information & Applications

State 4-H Horse Show

4-H riders from across the state put their riding and showmanship skills to the test during this multi-day show. A wide variety of classes and divisions are offered so that riders of all levels and disciplines have the opportunity to compete. 

CLICK HERE for information and/or become Show Sponsors

CLICK HERE for a schedule of events

CLICK HERE for a Lease Form

CLICK HERE for a Rule Book

CLICK HERE for Intent to Show Form 

CLICK HERE for directions on filling out the Intent to Show Form

4-H State Horse Project Record Book Competition

This unique opportunity for 4-H members active in the Horse Project will culminate youth participation in their project horse’s health and management, horse knowledge, horse handling, and horse industry experience.  To be eligible to compete in this prestigious event, youth must complete a record book and submit this book to the State Specialist’s office for judging.  Youth will then participate in a hands-on showing and horse knowledge phase at the SC State 4-H Horse Show.

CLICK HERE for more information and registration form

CLICK HERE for a copy of the score sheet

CLICK HERE for the judging standards

Click on the links below of one of the below record books:

Cloverbud
Level 1
Level 2 (1st place includes a Coke Scholarship)

Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships

Highest placing participants at state level horse events may have the opportunity to represent South Carolina at the Regional Championships. Events include riding/showing, horse bowl, hippology, horse judging, and communications.

CLICK HERE for the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championship Website

CLICK HERE for the schedule of events

CLICK HERE for hotel information

CLICK HERE for RV/camper site reservations