4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

4-H Horse Classic

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California 4-H State Horse Classic
Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, CA
June 27 - July 1, 2018
2017 4-H Horse Classic Sponsors
Thank you to Horse Classic volunteers

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Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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2018 Western National Roundup

January 4-7, 2018, Denver, CO

2018 Western National Roundup


Online Registration

Horse Show Registration TBA


Sponsor the 4-H Horse Classic!

Your sponsorship helps us host this event, plus supports the California 4-H delegation at the Western National Roundup.
Please refer to the Sponsorship Levels and send in your sponsorship form today!
For more information, please contact:
DeAnn Tenhunfeld
(530) 750-1340.

About the 4-H Horse Classic

The California 4-H Horse Classic offers 4-H members the chance to showcase the culmination of their efforts put forth in their equine projects throughout the year. In 2017, the Classic will again be an event dedicated to over 2,885 4-H horse project members statewide.

State Championship Horse Show

4-H riders have this opportunity to compete at a level beyond local, county or regional events. Participants must pre-qualify at qualifying horse shows.  

Educational contests

Educational contests allow members to showcase their equine knowledge. Contest offered include: Hippology, Horse Judging, Horse Bowl, and Public Speaking.

Qualifier for the Western National Roundup

The top senior individuals in the public speaking contests, and the top four individuals in Horse Judging, Hippology and Horse Bowl will have the opportunity to represent California at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado on January, 2018. View the results from the Jan. 2017 Western National Roundup

Western National Roundup

Event Goals

The 4-H Horse Classic provides participants with an opportunity to:

  • Establish lifelong friendships with fellow 4-H members and leaders throughout the state.
  • Network with other counties and share personal experiences that have been meaningful to each person’s growth and development.
  • Share their passion for horses and expand their equine knowledge.
  • Experience personal growth.
  • Further develop their leadership and citizenship skills.
  • Promote good sportsmanship.
  • Compete at a level that is beyond that of the local, county, regional or district level.
  • Help raise funds to support the California delegation at the Western National Roundup.
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