The Ohio 4-H Animal Sciences pages have several resources for our exhibitors to assist and help guide them in the project journey’s. There are factsheets, webinars, resources, and videos for families to check out. Below are the links for the respective pages.
Calendar: 2022 State 4H Animal Sciences Calendar
Other good information on livestock can be found on the extension team pages:
I wanted to share with you the updates that were presented at the Ohio 4-H Horse Advisor & Volunteer Training this past Saturday. All of this information is or will soon be posted at www.horse.osu.edu.
2022 Calendar of State 4-H Horse Events:
- February 26: Hippology/Horse Bowl/Horse Judging Clinic
- February 26: Communications Contest (Oral and Visual)
- February 26: 2021 Achievement Awards Presentation
- April 9: Horse Bowl Contest
- June 13: Hippology Contest
- June 13: Horse Judging Contest
- July 1: Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show entries are due!
- July 18-22: Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show
- August 27: Groom & Clean Contest
- September 9-10: Competitive Trail Ride
Registration for all of this year’s events will continue to be online. Once the registration deadline closes, Dani and/or I will use 4-H online to verify that the contestants are 4-H members in good standing.
PAS Qualifying Horse Shows
- At the beginning of the year, the youth determines which classes they want to qualify in to show at State Fair. A youth must qualify in any two (2) classes in order to compete in the State Fair Junior Horse Show. Counties may allow youth to qualify in more than two classes; however, youth may enter in a maximum of four (4) classes at the State Fair Junior Horse Show, this includes ground roping. At the State Fair Junior Horse Show, youth will only be allowed to show in classes for which they qualified.
- A county (or group of counties) may offer up to two (2) single-judged qualifying shows or one (1) double-judged qualifying show. In a show with two judges, the scores should not be averaged.
- Counties must hire judges that are designated as PAS judges on the current year’s Ohio 4-H Horse Show Judges List. This list can be found online at http://horse.osu.edu.
- A youth cannot compete in more than two (2) single-judged PAS shows or one (1) double-judged PAS show.
- Gymkhana classes: Riders get one run (attempt) per class in a show to qualify unless county or counties are using one show with two judges to qualify youth. Then the youth may have two attempts (runs) as long as they are not disqualified in the first run. If the youth receives a no time in their first run, they are still eligible for their second run. If the youth is disqualified in their first run, they are not eligible for a second run.
- A youth may only use one horse to try out in PAS shows and cannot replace a horse for any reason after they have shown in their first PAS class. The project horse shown at the state fair must be the one the 4-H member qualified with in his or her county.
There are a few important changes to the paperwork associated with PAS shows.
- Out-of-County PAS Form: The out-of-county PAS form has been updated to provide room for additional classes as there is no statewide restriction on the number of classes in which a youth may try and qualify. As in the past, the 4-H educator must approve and sign the out-of-county PAS form that the 4-H member will take with them to the out-of-county PAS show. Starting this year, the 4-H member is responsible for uploading their completed out-of-county PAS form(s) to their 4-H Online account, regardless of whether they qualified for the Junior Horse Show or not. A copy of the updated form is attached to this email.
- PAS Verification Form: In the past, county 4-H educators were responsible for submitting the PAS Verification Form (XL spreadsheet) to Barb Prince with State Fair. Starting this year, each PAS Qualifying Show must submit the updated PAS verification form to firstname.lastname@example.org within a week of the show or no later than July 1st, whichever comes first. The updated PAS verification form must include all youth that participated in the PAS Qualifying Show, regardless of their 4-H/home county, and their scores and/or times. A copy of the updated PAS Verification Form is attached to this email. As in the past, this form will be used to verify the 4-H members’ online entries for the Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show. If this form is not received, the youth will not be permitted to show as there will be no way to verify whether or not the qualified for the Junior Horse Show.
Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show
- 4-H members who intend to show at the Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show must upload a copy of their equine’s current negative Coggins test (dated on or after January 1, 2022) to their 4-H Online account by July 1st. Previously, the 4-H member was required to submit the copy of the Coggins test result to the county 4-H educator to send in with the PAS Verification Form.
- The dates for this year’s Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show is Monday, July 18th through Friday, July 22nd. We will be able to move into the fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon this year but a time has not been decided yet. A copy of the show schedule is posted online at horse.osu.edu.
- The online registration deadline for the Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show is July 1, 2022. It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to submit their entry and pay their $50 stall fee online at www.ohiostatefair.com by 1:00 pm on July 1, 2022. Late registrations, with a $100 late fee in addition to the $50 stall fee, will be accepted until 1:00pm on July 8th.
Kimberly Cole, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Extension Equine Specialist
Department of Animal Sciences
222-D Animal Sciences Building
2029 Fyffe Court
Columbus, OH 43210
Animal Identification and Photos are due going to be due for many of our market animals and horses in the near future. Below are the dates that each specie needs to have that animal information uploaded by 11:59 p.m.:
- April 1 – Market Beef & Market Dairy Steer
- May 1 – Dairy Market Feeders, Market Goats, Market Hogs, Market Lambs, Horses
- June 1 – Beef Feeders
- July 1 – Market Rabbits
If you are an FFA member and do not have a 4-HOnline 2.0 profile, we ask that you upload you information to the following website: https://go.osu.edu/ffaanimalupload.
If you do have a profile in 4-HOnline 2.0, regardless of the projects you are taking through 4-H, we are going to ask you to use that platform to add your animals. Attached are the instructions to assist you with that process: Adding Animals to 4HOnline
Quality Assurance Update – 2021
Livestock Quality Assurance Zoom Training Sessions: This option allows livestock exhibitors to register and attend an online Zoom meeting, during which QA training materials would be presented. Sessions will be limited to a total of 40 members.
Livestock Quality Assurance will be offered by Zoom on the following dates:
- February 22 – 6 p.m.
- February 27 – 9 a.m.
- March 4 – 6 p.m.
- March 24 – 6 p.m.
- March 30 – 6 p.m.
- April 8 – 6 p.m.
- April 19 – 6 p.m.
- April 24 – 1 p.m.
- May 8 – 9 a.m.
- May 18 – 6 p.m.
- May 26 – 6 p.m.
Youth members will need to access the following survey: https://go.osu.edu/2021livestockqaregistration to sign up for the session they would like. Each session will be limited to 40 members.
Horse Quality Assurance Zoom Training Sessions: This option allows horse exhibitors to register and attend an online Zoom meeting, during which QA training materials will be presented. Session will be limited to 20 members.
Horse Quality Assurance will be offered by Zoom on the following dates:
- April 12 – 6:30 p.m.
- April 18 – 6:30 p.m.
- April 21 – 6:30 p.m.
- May 10 – 6:30 p.m.
- May 19 – 6:30 p.m.
Youth members will need to access the following survey: https://go.osu.edu/2021horseqaregistration to sign up for the session they would like. Each session will be limited to 20 members.
Horse Quality Assurance Designations
All members attending the Knox County Junior Fair with their horse and/or other species will need to complete at least one Quality Assurance session for 2021 in order to be eligible to show at the fair this year (plus other criteria).
- 1st Year horse exhibitors with only a horse will need to complete a Horse QA session
- 1st Year horse exhibitors with a horse and a market animal will need to complete a Horse QA session and a Livestock QA session
- Youth will only a horse (2nd year+) will need to a complete a Horse QA session
- Youth will a horse (2nd year+) and a market animal will need to complete a Livestock QA session
Livestock & Horse Quality Assurance Online Test Out: This option will be for youth that are ages 15 and older. This would be a test-out for the remainder of their 4-H/FFA career (multi-year certification) just like Andrea offers at the end of regularly attended QA session. Members need to contact Andrea at 740-397-0401 or at email@example.com to schedule an appointment to take the test. Should they not pass the test, they would be required to complete one of the other training options.
I wanted to reach out and remind everyone that this year’s State 4-H Horse Advisor/Volunteer Training will be held virtually via OSU Scarlet. Modules of content to explore will be open from 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 28 through 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31. There will also be an optional Q&A Zoom meeting Saturday, January 30 from 10-12 pm. We are excited to say that there are many new changes to the Uniform Rules for 4-H Horse Shows and are encouraging our extension professionals to reach out to your county horse committees and ask them to participate online to become more aware of what those changes look like. Mainly the advent of new scoring systems for pattern classes and the expansion of our ranch horse division to now include a separate showmanship and horsemanship class. Registration is required, although there is no cost to participate. Information can be found online at https://ohio4h.org/events/virtual-state-4-h-horse-advisorvolunteer-training-session including an event schedule. Please share with all your equine advisors and volunteers. Extension professionals are also welcomed. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Horse Quality Assurance Designations
All members attending the Knox County Junior Fair with their horse and/or other species will need to complete at least one Quality Assurance session for 2020 in order to be eligible to show at the fair this year (plus other criteria).
- 1stYear horse exhibitors with only a horse will need to complete a Horse QA session
- 1stYear horse exhibitors with a horse and a market animal will need to complete a Horse QA session and a Livestock QA session
- Youth will only a horse (2ndyear+) will need to a complete a Horse QA session
- Youth will a horse (2ndyear+) and a market animal will need to complete a Livestock QA session
Horse Quality Assurance –test out for horse exhibitors 15 years old and older has been postponed until 2021
Horse QA will be offered by Zoom on the following dates:
- Monday, May 11 –7 p.m.
- Saturday, May 16 –10 a.m.
- Thursday, May 21 –6 p.m.
Youth members will need to access the following survey: https://go.osu.edu/knoxcohorseqareg to sign up for the session they would like. Each session will be limited to 30 members.