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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


4-H Horse Judging Contest

Jul 17, 2023, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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Friday, June 30, 2023
$30 per team
Ohio State Fairgrounds 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Dr. Kimberly Cole


Registration for this event must be made online by June 30th, 2023, including payment. No late entries will be accepted for any reason. As this contest determines which contestants will represent Ohio at national contests, ONLY senior 4-H members are allowed to compete in the senior division to comply with national eligibility requirements. 

Event Details:

The judging contest will be on Monday, July 17th at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. Competitors will be able to judge classes and give oral reasons. Juniors are required to give two sets of reasons and seniors will be required to give 3-4 sets which will be included in both total scores. The 2023 judging contest is sponsored by the State 4-H Horse Advisory Committee. Ribbons will be awarded for the top 10 overall senior/junior teams, top 10 senior reasons, top 10 senior overall individual, and top 10 Junior Overall individuals.

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