Rotating Horse Trophy Return

This is reminder for all horse youth that received a rotating trophy during last year’s fair.  Please make sure your name is engraved and the trophies are returned to the Extension Office by August 1st.  If you’re not able to bring it into the office by August 1st, please bring it to the Horse Super Fun Show on the evening of Tuesday, August 3rd.

Summer Horse Events

Tuesday Night Summer Fun Shows – All shows begin at 6:00 PM:
Pleasure Fun Shows will be held on June 1, June 15, and July 13
Contest Fun Shows will be held on June 8, June 22, and July 27
Entries will be made on the day of the show – no online entries
Click here for show bill.

PAS Show:
Saturday, June 12 at 9:00 AM at the Wayne County Fairgrounds
Entries will be made on the day of the show – no online entries.
If you will be attending a PAS show in a different county, please have your PAS out-of-county form signed at the Extension office before attending the show. Click here to download the out-of-county form.

Join the Wayne County 4-H Equine Education Team

The Equine Education Teams are getting organized and starting practice.  The first meeting will be Tuesday, February 17, 2014, at 630pm at Horizon Equine Veterinary Services, 11001 Ashland Road, Wooster 44691.  Subsequent meetings will be held at the Fairgrounds, but the building was not available on this date.

This is a great way for any 4H member to meet new friends and learn more about horses.   Anyone considering a career in an equine related field should consider this a good addition to your resume’.   The teams are open to any 4H member and they do not have to have an equine 4H project, but some knowledge of horses would be helpful.  There is a Jr. and Sr. Team.  Junior members are strongly encouraged to get started!   Our first competition is Horse Bowl on April 11.  This is a statewide competition held in Columbus. 

Anyone needing more information please contact Janelle Geiger at 330.234.3386 or  

Important Tack Message for all Horse Advisors

Just a Reminder for ALL HORSE ADVISORS to please take the time to look at all tack that your 4-hers  are planning on using at fair.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure it is safe (In good condition) & clean.
  • Horses over 5 yrs of age cannot be shown in a O ring or D ring snaffle  and shown with 2 hands  in western pleasure & horsemanship classes.
  • They must be in a shank bit (straight sides) and only shown with 1 hand in western pleasure & horsemanship classes.
  • If showing a horse over 5 yrs old and using 2 hands with a shank bit , they can be disqualified from a class.
  • Split reins are required for western pleasure  and  contest reins for contest are recommended for safety reasons.
  • If wearing  spurs, please make sure they are correct for the discipline (English or Western).This applies to boots also.
  • Leather halters & leads for showmanship for western are recommended

State Fair Passes for Jr. Fair Horse Youth

Barb Prince from the Ohio State Fair sent the following message regarding State Fair passes for youth that are participating in the State Fair Jr. Horse Show.

Your county is one that we were unable to mail back the single day ticket for your Junior 4-H Horse exhibitor. Any youth arriving on Monday or Tues. should not need a ticket…beginning Wednesday(July23) the following procedure is to be followed…The youth arrive at Gate 10…a copy of the county list as submitted by the county educator will be used to check for the youth’s name…NO TICKET WILL BE REQUIRED if the youth’s name is on the educator’s list…If you would happen to have an issue please call Barb Prince 614-644-4052.

Gate 10 is located on 17th Avenue near the Gilligan Livestock Complex.  To access Gate 10, take I-71 South to Hudson Street.  Exit at Hudson and turn right (west) onto Hudson.  Then turn left (south) onto Summit Street.  Take Summit Street to 17th Ave and turn left (east) on 17th Avenue.

Wayne County Horse Youth Qualify for Ohio State Fair

Congratulations to the following Wayne County 4-H horse youth for qualifying to compete in the 2014 Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show.  Best of luck to all of you – we know you will represent Wayne County well.

Savannah Chapman
Victoria Devore
McKayla Feikert
Marshall Geiger
Hannah Green
Ashley Hershberger
Mara Holcomb
Quinn Holcomb
LeeAnn King
Emma Leway
Mattie Leway
Blaire Limbach
Jarod Limbach
Paige Maibach
Morgan Mandley
Jordan Melegari
Crystal Miller
Emily Moore
Brittany Musil
Shania Reed
John Reynolds
Kenna Reynolds
Savannah Vaughn
Madisyn Ware
Mariah Wright
Jared Wyatt