Barlow Independent Fair Skillathon Winners Announced

The Barlow Independent Fair Skillathon and Poster winners will be recognized on Saturday September 25, 2021 at 4:45pm in the show barn.  Poster winners will be announced at this time and may receive their award during the awards ceremony.  Skillathon winners will also be recognized during this time.  All winners will be asked to have their picture taken after their award has been received.  We would like to congratulate the following skillathon winners exhibiting at Barlow Independent Fair.

Feeder Calf Junior winner- Jordan Seaman, Cutler Clovers

Feeder Calf Intermediate winner- Jaslynn Casto, Churchtown Community Crew

Feeder Calf Senior winner- Madison Hiener, Waterford FFA

Market Duck Junior winner- Devon Mason, Running Wild

Market Duck Intermediate winner- Kazden Valentine, Cutler Clovers

Market Duck Senior winner- Rebecca Williams, Warren FFA

Market Dairy Goat Junior winner- Hudson Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars

Market Dairy Goat Intermediate winner- Gwendolyn Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars

Market Dairy Goat Senior winner- Haley Bolden, Decatur Buckeyes

Congratulations to all the skillathon award winners!


Attention Horse Exhibitors

The Washington County Fair is announcing important updates for the horse exhibitors.  All horses will be asked to move out of the fairgrounds on Monday September 6, 2021 from 3pm to 6pm. Horse members who stall / rent at the fairgrounds will remain in place. Also there will be no parking or camping on the ball fields this year due to safety concerns.  A senior fair board member will be contacting you with updated procedures for camping, or a refund if you choose not to camp.  The fair is hosting a fireworks show on Monday evening and the new updates are for the safety of the horses and their owners.  For more info please contact Debbie Tornes, Washington County Senior Fairboard member.

Educational Equine Session Mock Show

The Washington County Saddle Horse Committee has added a horse equine session and fun show for horse members to complete on August 14,2021. The event will begin at 4pm and preregistration 1 hour before the show.  The fun show will offer exhibitors the opportunity to run through 12 classes with their project horse.  Educational instruction will be offered by horse committee members and all 4-H rules apply.  Please refer to the uniform horse rule book.  Exhibitors must preregister 1 hour before the show and must be a 4H member in Washington County to be eligible.  Exhibitors will wear jeans, t-shirts, boots, and helmet for the duration of the equine session.  Please see the attached flyer for class details and time.  The event will be held at the horse arena at the Washington County Fair.  August Equine Mock Show flyer

Duck Pick Up Day

The market ducks are scheduled to arrive on Thursday July 22, 2021!  Please be at Heritage Country Store located on Third Street in Marietta from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.  Market duck exhibitors should have their pens ready for the new arrivals.  Please bring a box or carrier for your ducks to transport them home.  We will not have extra boxes to give you.  Stop by the counter at Heritage for any supplies or feed you need for your new ducks.  For questions please email or  Our office will be relocating next week and we will have limited phone and email service during that time.  You may also utilize our facebook page to send messages and we will keep you posted as the ducks arrive.

Chicken Pick Up Date

The chicks will be arriving this week on Thursday July 8!  Please have your pens ready at home and meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta from 3-4:30pm.  We will be posting on facebook when they arrive, please bring a box to transport them home in and practice social distancing.  For questions call us at 740-376-7431

Applebees “Together We Care Night” to Benefit 4-H Horse Program

The Washington County Saddle Horse Committee is excited to announce their partnership with Applebees to host a fundraising event.  Mark your calendars for June 29, 2021 and stop in and order off the “Together We Care Menu”.  If you prefer not to dine in then call for your curbside to go order and help raise funds to support the 4-H horse program in Washington County.  The 4-H horse program will receive 50% of the menu item profit for all items purchased off the “Together We Care” menu on Tuesday June 29th.  We are encouraging all of our 4-H members, volunteers, business supporters and others to order lunch or dinner to help us with needed supplies and awards for the horse program.  This event will run all day and the Washington County Saddle Horse Committee Members and 4-H members will be present to greet guests from 4-8pm.  Please review the attached menu to see qualifying items. 

PAS Horse Show cancelled

It is with regret that we are cancelling the 2021 Performance Against Standards (PAS) horse show scheduled for June 12, 2021.  There are still many opportunities for members to travel to neighboring counties and many counties across Ohio.  Please visit for a complete list of shows.  Horse members who wish to qualify to attend state fair may attend up to 2 shows and must qualify in 2 classes to attend the Ohio State Fair.  Those members who are attending shows in other counties need to have paperwork signed by our 4-H professionals in Washington County a week before the show and they must also preregister for the show.  All horse paperwork including animal declarations and immunization records must be on file by June 1 and the member must have attended an educational equine session prior to attending the PAS show.  The member will need to pay any associated class fees and obtain a receipt to submit to the saddle horse committee.  The committee will then review the classes and receipts and offer a reimbursement for Washington County Horse members up to $40.  For more information please call us at 740-376-7431.

Hold the Dates- Poultry Pick Up

The Market Chickens and Market Ducks have been ordered.  The birds will be shipping out in July.  Members need to have their facilities or pens ready to go in July and look to pick up their market chickens on July 8 and the market ducks on July 22.  Please hold these dates and be ready to meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta.  Please look for a post closer to the dates to be sure the pick up day is the same.  We will be working with the hatchery to determine a pick up date and time.  More information to come.  For questions please contact the extension office at 740-376-7431.

Mandatory Horse Parent Meeting

The Washington County 4-H Saddle Horse Committee and the Extension Office will be hosting a mandatory parent meeting for all horse project members on Thursday May 13,2021.  The meeting will be at the OSU Extension Office located at 202 Davis Ave Marietta beginning at 6:30pm.  Social distancing and masks are required for the program.  For more information call the office at 740-376-7431.

Horse Equine Session #1 held Sunday

Our first Educational Equine Session will be held Sunday April 25th at 1pm in the afternoon.  The horse session will be held at 1430 Rosemar Rd. Vienna WV.  The session will consist of showmanship and we will be hosting a Chiropractic Speaker.  Members may bring their horses to the session and new horse members will be required to watch the safety video before they can participate in the session.  The video will be shown at the beginning of the event.  Masks and social distancing is required for all those attending.  Please bring your own water bottle to the event as well.  No food will be served.  For more details contact Kathryn at 740-376-7431.