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Program Contact: Amy Alder, 4-H Program Manager
(509) 962-7565 •


The horse project enables members to learn responsibility through working with horses in Western, Gaming, English, etc. The horse project allows members to participate even if they do not have a horse. Youth must be at least 8 years old before October 1 of the current year to ride, handle, or work around horses. A few of the objectives for Horse 4-H in Washington are:

  • develop an appreciation of horseback riding as a healthy and wholesome form of recreation
  • promote greater love for animals and a human attitude toward them
  • develop an animal care ethic and learn to select care for, food, and provide for the health of an animal
  • learn to ride, train, and handle a horse safely
  • understand horse behavior, colors and markings, proper riding seat, and correct use of the aids
  • learn to catch, groom, practice horsemanship, and handle and a ride a horse safely

Medal Patterns

These medal pattern documents are all PDF files and can be accessed with any PDF application, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Helpful Links

Horse Judging Contest Results

1st Horse Judging-April 1, 2024

2024 1st Horse Judging-Juniors

2024 1st Horse Judging-Intermediates

2024 1st Horse Judging-Seniors








Western Equitation


Hunt Seat


Saddle Seat