Niagara County 4-H Equine Program
The 4-H Equine program is for individuals who have a passion for horses whether they own one or not. Youth may join a club or join as an individual member. Some activities offered include the following:
Horse Clubs – we have several horse clubs in the county – some are specific to mini horses, some are a mix of western and English riders, each club varies in how it runs and the activities they participate. Please contact the 4-H office to see which clubs are excepting new members.
Horse Bowl & Hippology - Quiz bowl to test equine IQ. Practices begin in January, competition is in April.
Horse Judging - Members learn the criteria for different equine disciplines and then attend 3+ judging contests in March, April, and August.
Horse Speech and Demonstration Contests - Participants can create a speech or equine related demonstration and present it at competitions.
5 Star Program - Used as a tool to gauge youths levels of equine related education, comprehension, and achievements while participating in the Counts 4-H Equine program. The intent of this program is to assist club leaders as well as individual members in mastering various horse related topics. This event happens once a year in March.
Annual Tack Swap -
Local, Regional & State Horse Shows - Any 4-H member who wishes to participate in any 4-H sanctioned shows are encouraged to enroll in 4-H by October each year (although not required). See below for more information on upcoming horse shows and activities.
May 7 - Schooling Show - FLYER - ENTRY FORM
May 13 - Open Miniature Horse Show
2023 4H OPEN ENGLISH HORSE SHOWS - May 20, June 17, July 15, September 9
2023 4H OPEN WESTERN & GAMES HORSE SHOWS - May 21, June 18, July 16, September 10
May 20-21 - Open English (Sat)/Open Western & Games (Sun)
June 10 - Open Miniature Horse Show
June 17-18 - Open English(Sat)/Open Western & Games(Sun)
July 7, 8, 9 - 4-H Regional Horse Show
July 15-16 - Open English(Sat)/Open Western & Games(Sun)
July 22 - Open Miniature Horse Show
August 2 - Open Miniature Horse Show (at fair)
August 3 - Open Driving Show (at fair- VSE only)
August 5 - Open Games Show (at fair)
August 6 - Open English/Western Show (at fair)
Sept. 9-10 - Open English(Sat)/Open Western & Games (Sun)
Sept. 23-24 - Miniature Horse Intercounty Show (any 4-Her)
Sept. 30 - Open Benefit Miniature Horse Show
Oct. 7-8 - Intercounty Horse Show (any NYS 4-Her)
Oct. 20 - Year End Awards Dinner (reservation ONLY)
ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR AN ASTM/SEI APPROVED PROTECTIVE HELMET AT ALL TIMES WHILE MOUNTED ON A HORSE ON THE4-H GROUNDS.HELMETS MAY BE INSPECTED AT ANY TIME
For information and full class lists-Karen Randall 439-1865 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cheryl Bish - 439-4499 (CKRFarms@aol.com)For Niagara County 4- H Clubs Sponsored - Miniature Horse Show contact: Terri Seidel 772-2390 at email@example.com
NYS 4-H HORSE OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE
2023 Mini Horse Camp Form - Due July 1, 2023
2023 Regular Horse Camp Form - Due June 6, 2023
Lead 4-H Educator
(716) 433-8839 ext. 241
Last updated May 17, 2023