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 

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​​