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2017 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show: June 12-17 - Perry, GA

To view the results from the 2016 show, click here.

About State Horse Show
The Georgia State 4-H Horse Show is held each June at the Agricenter in Perry, Georgia. There are no qualifying shows, and you can enter the State Show simply by being a member of your local 4-H club, owning or leasing your horse by March 1 of the current year, and completing the Novice Horseman workbook, which can be obtained through your local county extension office.

Classes are offered in five divisions:

  • Stock Seat (Western)
  • Ranch Horse (Western)
  • Hunt Seat (English)
  • Saddleseat (English)
  • Contest Events (Running)

All classes are offered in three age groups:

  • Cloverleaf (4th grade, 5th and 6th grade students with limited experience)
  • Junior (5th and 6th grade students with demonstrated skills, 7th - 8th grade students)
  • Senior (9th - 12th grade students)

A champion and reserve champion are named in each division and age category.

Entry Requirements

Rules and entry forms for the State 4-H Horse Show can be obtained from your local county Extension office.

Submit the following forms to your County Agent:

  • Intent to Show Form, which includes Proof of ownership or lease of horses, due March 15, 2017.
  • Entry forms and fees are due May 16, 2016.

To be eligible to compete in the 2016 State 4-H Horse Show:

  • Own or lease a 4-H project horse by March 1, 2017
  • Your county agent must complete on-line Intent to Show forms by March 15, 2017
  • Your County Agent must complete on-line Horse Show entry forms by May 16, 2016
  • Be an active, enrolled 4-Her in the county you live in or go to school in.
  • Cloverleaf 4-H’ers must complete at least half of the Novice Horseman 4-H Horse Project Manual and senior 4-Hers must complete all of this book by May 15th. The Novice Horseman Book is the first in a series of three manuals offered to document Horsemanship skills gained through the Georgia 4-H Horse Program. All participants should complete a new Novice Horseman Book each year. The books are available at the link above or from your local county Extension Office, and it is the responsibility of the local County Extension Agent to check the books and sign off on their completion. This may be done in conjunction with a volunteer Horse Club Leader, but the Agent must sign the document.

Horse Show Resources

Horse Show Quiz Study Guide
2016 Horse Show Rulebook
2016 Tenative Horse Show Schedule

2016 Class List
2016 Horse Show Herdsman Entry Form
Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, Perry - Horse Barn Map
2016 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show Stalling Request Form


Click here to view past results.


The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.