Massachusetts 4-H Horses Program


No matter what your interest in horses may be, there is something for everyone in the 4-H horse program! Youth involved in the 4-H horse program area learn responsibility and commitment to a project. The time invested in caring for, riding and training horses improves the quality of life for youth while at the same time teaching life and work skills such as time management, record keeping, problem solving, goal setting and many others.

Members do not need to own a horse to participate in the 4-H horse program. 4-H members will learn about horses at their local 4-H club meetings as well as at state 4-H horse workshops and events. In addition, 4-H members have fun competing in educational contests at the county, state and even national level. While 4-H is not a riding instruction program, members do sometimes ride horses as part of 4-H their activities and 4-H does sponsor horse shows.


For more information, contact your local 4-H office.


2016 Youth of the Year Competition

State 4-H Horse Show

*Prize List and Entry Booklet will be available soon

Eastern States Exposition (Big E) 2016

*All Big E paperwork is due to the State office by July 25, 2016

Regional 4-H Horse Show

County and Regional Level Events

Massachusetts 4-H Horse Program Policies and Forms

Horse Resources

Resources for 4-H Horse Contests