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Washington State University Extension

4-H Horse Projects

Program Contact: Melanie Greer, 4-H and Youth Empowerment Coordinator
(360) 912-2062 •

Riders lined up at a horse show

Members must be enrolled in the Horsemanship project by May 1st. Your club may want you to also specify which of the following discipline you plan to participate in: “Performance Horse,” “Western Games,” “Dressage,” “Reining,” “Green Horse,” “Mini Horse,” “Driving,” “Jumping,” or “Horseless Horse.”

**Members must be age 8 by October 1st of the 4-H year to enroll in large animal projects.

Member’s project horses must be selected and included on the Club’s Member/Horse list by May 1st (changes made after May 15th are subject to the Grievance Procedure).

Members must be in possession of their animal 90 days before the county qualifying event.

Members who are borrowing/leasing their project animals are strongly encouraged to use the WSU Feed Lease Agreement.

Signed Fair Release forms from each member are due by May 1st (or prior to riding at the fairgrounds).

Horses may be any breed. Horses do not need to be registered.

Animals will be vet. checked prior to enter in fair and must be free of parasites and diseases.

Vaccinations recommended by WA State 4-H Fair: West Nile Virus, Equine monocytic-ehrlichiosis (potomac horse fever-PHF), Rhinopneumonitis, (Equine Herpes Virus, EHV-1), influenza, and tetanus.

2023 Horse Project Info Page

Curriculum is available for check out at the Clallam County 4-H Extension Office.

2017 Clallam County 4-H Horse Rules

2017 Page 1 Horse State Intent — Due 90 days before qualifying shows.

Page 2 of Horse State Intent 2017-Due August 1st

2017 Clallam County Horse Sign off Sheet–Due by July 15th or Pre-Fair, whichever comes last

Clallam County Fair Arena Waiver

See Clallam County Horse Show Entry forms on our Event Registration page.

See links below for State 4-H Information and Resources:

WSU Horse Publications

Pacific Northwest Contest Guide

WSU State Horse Project Resources Page

Additional Information:

Clallam County Fair Information


Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

Clubs with Horse Projects:


Port Angeles Area:


Neon Riders

Silver Spurs