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 

4-H Horse Volunteer Leader Training
4-H Volunteer Leader and Agent Trainings will be hosted throughout the state in March to strengthen skills and provide additional tools to prepare youth for the horse project. Topics covered during the training will span an overview of the project and events, along with specific techniques to aid in preparing youth for educational contests and the upcoming show season. Registration cost is $20 per person and covers lunch along with educational materials each attendee will receive. The dates, locations and registration deadlines for each regional training are listed below. Any volunteers, leaders, and parents are welcome to attend, along with interested county agents.

4-H Volunteer Leader Training Schedule
Central Region - Registration Information
Training Date: March 11, 2017
Location: Horse Science Center, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN
Registration Deadline: March 3, 2017

Training Date: March 18, 2017
Location: West TN Research and Education Center, Jackson, TN
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2017

Training Date: March 25, 2017
Location: Brehm Animal Science Building, Knoxville, TN
Registration Deadline: March 17, 2017



Educational Contests 

Tennessee State 4-H Horse Educational Contests
Hippology, Public Speaking and Horse Bowl
Unive​​rs​ity of Tennessee
Brehm Animal Science Building
Knoxville, TN

State 4-H Horse Judging Contest
National Walking Horse Celebration
Shelbyville, TN

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​​