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4-H Equine Program

Program Contact: Carolyn Russo, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 754-2011 •

Welcome to the 4-H Equine Program where the horse project provides a vehicle for your children to gain life skills to become a productive citizen.

There are 3 official Horse Projects

  • Horseless Horse
  • Beginning Horsemanship
  • Horsemanship, Management and Care

Members must be 8 years old or older to enroll in “Beginning Horsemanship” and/or “Horsemanship, Management and Care.”  Members 5 to 18 years old may enroll in the “horseless horse” project.

All 4-H horse clubs and 4-H horse members must host one summer 4-H equine activity as well as ride their project horse at a 4-H equine activity to be eligible to participate in the Grant County Fair.

Constitution and Bylaws of the Grant-Adams County 4-H Horse Committee

4-H Horse Committee Minutes

2020 Grant County 4-H Horsemanship Skills Assessment/Checklist

Recommended Publications and Resources

Publications can be downloaded free or they can be ordered at the Extension Online Store.

Often Requested

4-H Horse Certificate

Light Horse Chart (C0015)

Grant/Adams 4-H Horse/Rider Proficiency Certificate

Hippology Practice Questions

Washington State 4-H Fair Western Games  – 2018 Western Games Ribbon Breaks 2018 Western Games Record Times

Relevant Links

National 4-H Horse Curriculum – These horse manuals provide an interactive curriculum for youth that is hands on and grounded solidly in subject matter. With the addition of new content to the series, youth will be able to develop life skills while exploring horse science.  (Interactive hands on curriculum for youth Grades 3 through 12 and a helper’s guide for adult and teen leaders.)

My Horse University is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America.

eXtension Horses is the national equine resource team that harness the Cooperative Extension System’s best information to provide traditional and expanding clientele a source of reliable and up-to-date horse information on equine science and management.


The Race For Education Washington State Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship is available to Washington state residents from any background wishing to pursue a career in the equine industry.

More Scholarship Opportunities  Learn more about various college scholarships available to 4-H members.