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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


Year End Awards of Merit

Mar 2, 2024, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau Center 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210
Dr. Kimberly Cole

The 2023 Year End Awards of Merit Recognition Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Communications Contest and Hippology/Horse Bowl/Judging Clinic on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. The Year End Awards Ceremony will take place immediately following the Communications Contest Awards, which begin at 11:30am. This event will be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau Center  2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210. No invitation is necessary to attend, we invite all members who participated in four or more of the State Horse Events to attend.

Recognition Levels:

Gold- Competed in all 8 State Events

Silver-Competed in 6-7 State Events

Bronze-Competed in 4-5 State Events

The State Events that qualify for the Award of Merit include:

Oral Communications or Horse Poster Contest (must receive a 60% to count)

Horse Bowl


Horse Judging

Junior Horse Show

Skillathon, In person or virtual (must score a 60% or better on first attempt to count)

Groom & Clean

Competitive Trail Ride

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