4-H Horse Clubs

The South Carolina 4-H Horse Program promotes knowledge of horsemanship and responsible, ethical equine use, care, and management.

Youth who participate in 4-H horse programs develop life skills that include leadership, responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork, community service, a positive attitude, and a sense of self worth.  The 4-H Horse Program includes programs for both those youth who own/have access to horses and those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of equine care and management. To find information about horse clubs in York County view list below or to start your own club contact your County Extension Office.

**To become a 4-H Horse Club Member a medical examination/physical must be performed by a Licensed Medical Personnel within 24 months of the start date of the youth program. Medical Examinations are required for overnight events, aerobic exertion activities, and activities with elevated risk.**

Happy Hooves

Leaders: Olivia and Rita Beamguard

This club will meet one time per month, dates TBA. The club will participate in the following activities: County and State 4-H shows, service projects, Fall Livestock Show and eventually Hippology classes. This club strives to be a giving horse family that that teaches proper horse etiquette. They acknowledge not every member is able to win every ribbon. 4-H'ers will learn how to handle their horse during the 4-H year through show classes as well as trails manners, and horse language.

High Standards

Leaders: Tobi Johnson

This club is about educating kids on horses and community service. They learn how to care for the horse, as well as learn horse breeds and diseases. Club members do various community service work through hands on experience. All this teaches the kids how to form friendships with a variety of ages.

Majestic Mustangs (Horseless Horse Club)

Leader: Sandy Hyrowski

This club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 1:00pm-3:00pm in Blacksburg. The Horseless Horse project is designed for 4-H’ers that do not currently own or lease a horse. Youth will learn about the different breeds of horses and ponies, markings, grooming, healthy and safety, how to handle a horse as well as proper riding techniques. This is a great club to join before considering the purchase or lease of a horse. Come join and learn from York County’s S.C.A.R.E. (South Carolina Awareness & Rescue Equines) Horseman.

Pony Perfect

Leader: Savannah Anderson

This club will meet every other Monday at a local church in Clover and once per month at the barns. Crooked Creek Farm’s 4-H club focuses on the experience of having and training your own horse. Participants who have or lease a horse will create goals and work with that horse on a weekly basis. Participants without horses will create a project centered around helping horses and each other that will span for a year

Thundering Herd

Leaders: Mark and Carla McCarter

This club will meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Clemson Extension office in York at 6:30 p.m. The club participates in the following activities: monthly arena sessions where club members work on natural horsemanship and topics of interest, local and state educational contests that include Hippology, Horse Bowl, Presentation Contests, Horse Judging, and Creative Contests, and members also compete at the York County Fall Livestock Show and the State 4-H Horse Show. The club also holds camping trips, field trips, and trail rides.  Members also participate in local community service projects.  The club focuses on being an all-around horse club where all disciplines of riding and interests are welcome.  The club also focuses on learning general horse knowledge and new topics in the equine industry. This club welcomes children of all ages and horse ownership is not required.



To discover more about your South Carolina 4-H, please visit the SC 4-H State Horse webpage to learn more about our state opportunities, events, and contests.