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4-H Horse Events

Program Contact: Jenny W. Loyd, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 574-1600 •

Date Activity Contact
July 15 Win a Saddle 4-H Essay Contest due Extension office. Download information and form – Win a Saddle Essay Contest Katlyn Shockey, 509-574-1574,
July 17 8:00 am, West Valley Fair Horse Show. Entry Forms
Performance Entry Form
WV Gaming show Entry Form – Due July 10
Performance Janet Boucher
Gaming Netta Haller
Saddle Up! – Win a Saddle – 4-H Essay Contest

Write an essay for a chance to win a western saddle. Entries are due in the Extension office on July 15. For complete details and instructions download the form – Win a Saddle Essay Contest.

West Valley Fair Horse Show, July 17. West Valley Fairgrounds, Wiley City

For entry forms and information visit the website
Download the WV Fair Horse Show Performance Entry Form

There will be performance show and a Gaming show after the performance show.  Download the WV Gaming show Entry Form. Any questions contact Netta Haller 509-952-5419

Save the Date! State Horse Bowl and State Hippology May 6-7, 2023

The 2023 WA State 4-H Horse Bowl Contest and WA State 4-H Hippology Contest will be held over the first weekend in May at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Moses Lake. Horse Bowl will be on Saturday, May 6 and Hippology will be on Sunday, May 7. All the details are in the registration packets, available below.

2023 Horse Bowl Registration Packet

2023 Hippology Contest Registration Packet

We hope 4-H members will try both!!The list of sources that state contest questions and materials will be drawn from has been condensed to those are that free and/or easily accessible in hopes that addressing accessibility challenges will increase participation in state equine knowledge contests. These sources are free downloads from our WA State 4-H website:


And one additional source, available for purchase or digital rental:

  • Equine Science by Jean T. Griffiths