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

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 horse.osu.edu 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.

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.

Washington County Horse Packet 2021

The horse packet for Washington County is posted and available at the OSU Extension Office.  Members may print off the packet from this link:  Horse Packet 2021  Animal Declaration and immunization forms are due June 1 to the extension office and a reminder that enrollment is online this year and members must be enrolled in their project by April 15th.  For questions please call Kathryn or email hartline.24@osu.edu

State 4-H Horse Advisor/Volunteer Training

The State 4-H Horse Advisor Volunteer training event will be held virtually this year.  Participants can watch presentations via OSU Scarlet which is the platform where modules of information will be posted to listen to at your own pace. Registered participants will be sent a link for an optional Q&A Zoom meeting on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 10:00am to 12:00pm with the State 4-H Horse Advisory Committee. The modules will be available for viewing from 9:00am Thursday, January 28th through 9:00pm Sunday, January 31st.  Interested volunteers should preregister by January 22, 2021.  Visit horse.osu.edu to find more details and register for the event.  A link will be sent to you for the scarlet modules and zoom session link once registration is complete.