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Save the Date! 2025 State 4-H Equine Presentations Contest

The 2025 State 4-H Equine Presentations Contest will be held (virtually) on Saturday, March 22, 2025. Entry forms and contest details will be posted on the State 4-H Equine page under the State & National Contest tab.

If you have questions about participating in this contest, please contact Kim Baker at 425-520-3908 or

Submit Suggestions for the 4-H Equine Rule Book by July 25th

The Washington State 4-H Equine Rule Book/Judges Committee is already at work preparing for the new 4-H year.  If you have reviewed the new Washington 4-H Equine Rule Book and have any suggestions for rule changes, clarifications, or additions, please complete the following survey by July 25th (

Also, as the new chair of the Rule Book/Judges Committee feel free to reach out to R-A Mazzola with any questions (, or to Jennifer Leach ( as the Washington State 4-H Equine Specialist.

From the 4-H State Fair Manager’s Desk

Greetings 4-H Families and Staff,

Can you believe that we are 8 weeks away from the opening day of the State Fair? As of July 1st, Fair Entry for Washington’s State 4-H Fair has been open for 4-H members who have qualified at their county fairs to participate at the State Fair. You can find the 4-H State Fair registration link at:

A family entry guide can be found on the WSU website at:

I am working on getting all 4-H Online managers access to Fair Entry to approve their county’s entries. I will be holding a training in the next couple of weeks on how to approve county entries in Fair Entry.

Congratulations to the winner of our Patch Design this year: Elly of Vancouver.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the State Fair!

Kellian Whidden
4-H State Fair Manager
503-741-6003 |

Excessive Heat Alert – Watch Over Your Animals!

Take special care and watch over your 4-H animal projects this week as we experience HOT weather! Pay special attention to the recommendations on the flyer below. These are good reminders for ALL Animals (including 4-Hers) during this time of excessive heat.

You can download a copy of the flyer to share here:

2024 Washington 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest Results

The 2024 Washington 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest results are available now! You can download the results using the links below.

Congratulations to everyone who participated and good luck to those moving on to national contests!

Junior Results
Intermediate Results
Senior Results

Recording of 4-H Poultry Virtual Fit and Show Clinic Now Available

The recording of the 4-H Poultry Virtual Fit and Show clinic is now available! The clinic is for any youth or volunteer looking for basic information on fair preparation for poultry including Fitting & Showing, pest control, and bathing. The recording is approximately 1.5 hours. We’d appreciate it if you’d take the survey at the end.

You can access the recording at or scan the QR code on the graphic below. The workshop took place on June 9th and was hosted by the WSU Small and Companion Animal Committee and Explore 4-H with WSU Extension.

Harry Burcalow 4-H Endowment for Innovation Grants Awardees

The WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program is honored to share the Harry Burcalow 4-H Endowment for Innovative Grants with Washington State 4-H youth. This grant supports efforts focused on developing youth competencies and meeting essential needs of youth. The experience provides 4-H members the ability to develop life-long group interaction skills, leadership skills, and decision-making skills. Plus, all efforts are based on adults and youth working together.

The June 2024 awardees are the Benton-Franklin 4-H Horse Department, the Spokane County 4-H Hippology Team, and the 4-H Teen Advisory Committee. Learn more about the Harry Burcalow 4-H Endowment for Innovative Grants at

Updated July 9, 2024