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State Horse Show

Purpose & Objectives of the 4-H Horse Program

Cover for the 2019 SDSU Extension 4-H Horse Show Guide cover
2019 SDSU Extension 4-H Horse Show Guide cover

Help the 4-H member:

  • Develop leadership, initiative, self-reliance, sportsmanship and other desirable traits of character.
  • Experience the pride and responsibility of having an equine and learning about its care, feeding, management, and related costs.
  • Appreciate horseback riding as a healthy and wholesome form of recreation.
  • Gain skill in horsemanship, patience and understanding when humanely handling horses and ponies along with nurturing a greater love for animals.
  • Acknowledge safety precautions to prevent injuries to themselves, others, and horses.
  • Prepare for citizenship responsibilities by working together in groups and supporting community horse projects and activities.

Download the 2019 4-H Horse Project Show Guide.

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4-H Horse Show