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.
Recommended Publications and Resources
Publications can be downloaded free or they can be ordered at the Extension Online Store.
- Horse Project Resources
- PNW0587 4-H Horse Project Member Manual
- PNW 574 The PNW 4-H Horse Contest Guide
- EM2790E 4-H Horse Advancement Program Member Guide (Advancement Checklists)
- EM4869 4-H Horse Program Member Advancement Leader Guide
- PNW575 4-H Horse Judging Manual
- EM4849E Equestrian Safety
- Parts of a Horse Chart
Horse Project Resources – WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program
Horse Project Events – 4-H Horse Bowl, State Hippology Contest, etc.
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.