University of Maryland Extension

4-H

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4-h

How do I join 4-H?

The best way to join a local 4-H horse club is to contact the staff at the University of Maryland Extension office in your county. These individuals can help answer your questions, help you find a club in your area, or help you start a new club.

Maryland 4-H Horse Jamboree

Description: Maryland 4-H Horse Jamboree is an overnight program designed to give 4-Hers the chance to learn about horses, share their existing horse knowledge, learn new skills, and share ideas with other horse-crazy Maryland 4-Hers and adults. ALL Maryland 4-Hers ages 8-18 (as of January 1, 2018...

MD 4-H State Horse Judging Clinic

The primary objective of the Maryland 4-H State Horse Judging Clinic is to provide an opportunity for Maryland 4-H youth, Maryland 4-H volunteers, and UME Educators to acquire skills and knowledge about conformation and judging of horses. Individuals receive classroom instruction as well as...

Maryland 4-H State Fair Horse Show

Description The Maryland 4-H State Fair Horse Show is four days of exciting and competitive English and Western riding held at the Maryland State Fairgounds in Timonium, MD. Competitors from all around the State come to show off their 4-H horse projects that they have trained and ridden for...

Maryland 4-H State Horse Hippology Contest

Hippology, directly derived, means "the study of horses." The state hippology contest rigorously tests the 4Her's intimate knowledge of horses and horse related items. At the junior and intermediate level, there are two parts: a written exam and an identification table. The senior level, as of last...

Maryland 4-H State Dressage Show

Description: The Maryland 4-H Dressage Show offers 4-H project members a great opportunity to compete on a statewide level in dressage. The purpose of the show is to encourage 4-H members to develop basic training skills and to offer an activity different from the traditional horse show. Judges are...

National Youth Horse Contests

Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup The Maryland 4-H horse program sends its champion teams and individuals from the Horse Bowl, Horse Judging, Hippology, Individual and Team Demonstrations, and Public Speaking State Contests to compete at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup held the first...

Maryland 4-H State Horse Judging Contest

The Maryland 4-H State Horse Judging Contest tests the 4-Her's knowledge of horse conformation and way of going. The contest has a mixture of halter and under saddle (or in harness) classes with 4 horses to judge in each class. After placing the classes and enjoying a short lunch, contestants are...

The Maryland 4-H Horsemanship Standards

The Maryland 4-H Horsemanship Standards are designed to help 4-H members progressively develop knowledge of horse care, horse management, and horsemanship skills. The Horsemanship Standards are divided into Knowledge, English Riding, and Western Riding Standards each containing six levels. The...

Maryland 4-H State Horse Bowl Contest

Horse Bowl can best be described as "It's Academic", only with horse-related questions. Teams of four face off in front of a panel of judges and a moderator. One-on-one questions are restricted to one player from each team, whereas open questions can be answered by any member on a team. In order to...

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