4-H Horse

The Tennessee 4-H Horse program offers many opportunities for 4-Her's through the 4-H Horse Program. Check out the Event information to view upcoming horse events. For more information, browse our web page or contact your local UT Extension Agent.

Important 4-H Horse Program Information 

Effective January 1, 2014 ALL participants (including adults) will be required to wear ASTM/SEI certified helmets at 4-H equine events and activities.

State 4-H Horse Program Scholarship
The purpose of the Tennessee 4-H Horse Scholarship Program is to award a deserving 4-H horse participant with an education scholarship. Winner will be selected based on their participation within the Tennessee 4-H Horse Program and scholastic achievement. 
The Tennessee 4-H Horse Program Scholarship is only available to current year graduating seniors. 
Application Deadline: May 15 

Tennessee Walking Horse 4-H Representative at UT Homecoming Game
The University of Tennessee Athletics Department tentatively requests a flat-shod Tennessee Walking Horse 4-H youth representative to ride prior to kickoff of the UT Homecoming Football Game.

In order to be eligible, youth/horse must meet the following requirements:
  • Youth must be a ninth - eleventh grade (9-11) Tennessee 4-H member (as of January 1 of the current year)
  • Shown at the Regional and State 4-H Horse Shows for three of the last five years
  • Exhibited in their respective equitation class at the Regional and State 4-H Horse Shows
  • Submit application with ALL supporting materials
Horses that are to be ridden at the game MUST be a registered Tennessee Walking Horse that is flat shod
This opportunity is TENTATIVE, the UT Athletics Department reserves the right to not request a rider each year.

Application​ - DUE September 1


Educational Contests 

2018 TN 4-H Horse Program Rulebook​

State 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Contests

February 23 & 24, 2018​
Unive​​rs​ity of Tennessee
Brehm Animal Science Building
Knoxville, TN​

2017 Results

​State 4-H Horse Judging and Communications Contests

June 18, 2018
National Walking Horse Celebration
Shelbyville, TN
Educational Contest General Schedule​ 

Open Horse Judging Contest
Register in SUPER by June 1st  

State Show Info 

Regional Show Info 

Other Events 

Other Resources

Horse Bowl and Hippology Resources​​

Interscholastic Equestrian Association 

Show Archives  

eXtension HorseBCS app​​