2023 Horse Program Changes and Information

  • The "Uniform Rules for 4-H Shows" (otherwise known as the State Rule Book) has not changed since 2021.

  • There were some small changes to the Member Guidelines, so be sure to get an updated copy for 2023. You can download a copy HERE. 

    1. There are now options for siblings to share an equine.

    2. Award Divisions have been adjusted and more clearly described.

    3. Draft Fitting and Grooming (county class) has been removed due to lack of participation.

    4. Participation rules for members taking more than one project animal have been clarified.

    5. Ranch showmanship halter options have been clarified by Ohio State (no halters with silver are permitted). 

2023 Equine Registration (Picture Form)

All equines being used as 4-H projects must be identified by June 1st to meet state and local fair deadlines.

This is being done online this year. You will need:

  • Basic Member information (name, club, email, shirt size)
  • Basic Horse Info (breed, age, gender, color, markings)
  • If the animal is leased - a pdf or single picture showing all pages of the lease form
  • One recent picture of the horse's head showing facial markings
  • One recent picture of the horse taken from the side showing entire animal (head to tail from ears to the hooves)

Please CLICK HERE to complete your equine registration online

Sandusky County Horse Project Resources:

2023 "Eat and Ride" Programs

 Each of these events count as one of the two required events needed for county fair participation. RSVP is required. 

  • May 6, 10am, Eat & Ride - Trail and Trail in Hand at Rosenberger Barn
  • May 7, 1pm, Trail Ride at White Star Park
  • June 3, 10am, Eat & Ride - Showmanship at Fairgrounds 
  • June 27, 6pm, Eat & Ride - Horsemanship, Fairgrounds
  • July 13, 6pm, Eat and Ride: Gymkhana / Speed Classes, Fairgrounds
  • July 18, 6pm, Eat and Ride: Draft and Small Equine, Fairgrounds 
  • July 29, 6pm, Eat and Ride: Ranch, Fairgrounds

     The committee is working on additional dates which will be posted as available.

June 17, 9am, Horse Show

  • Hosted by Sandusky County 4-H Equine Committee - All 4-H Horse Clubs will be helping with this show

  • This event also counts as one of the two required events needed for county fair participation.

  • Class/Entry fees will apply. A food stand will be available on site (for donation, not free).

  • Show Bill

Sandusky County Equine Record Book

  • This book is provided free of charge, thanks to the Sandusky County 4-H Advisory Committee
  • You may also download the book HERE if you prefer to print it yourself or need to add extra pages. This file includes both the record book and the 2023 Horse Member Guidelines.


Sandusky County 4-H Equine Committee

  • This group, formerly known as Sandusky County 4-H Horse Council, is made up of horse club volunteers, parents and members.
  • The committee meets the first Tuesday of each month and welcomes new participation. For more information, please contact Gwen at the OSU Extension Office (419.334.6340)