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

California 4-H State Horse Classic

Brookside Equestrian Park

Elk Grove, CA

June 27 - June 30, 2019

4-H Horse Classic logo

The California 4-H Equine Planning Committee will be hosting the 2019 California 4-H State Horse Classic at Brookside Equestrian Park. The California 4-H State Horse Classic gives 4-H members an opportunity to compete at the state level in horse riding and educational contests. In 2019, the Horse Classic will again be an event dedicated to over 2,885 4-H horse project members statewide.

About the 4-H Horse Classic Championship Show

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. At the 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 will now be its own separate event.  Hippology, Horse Judging, and Public Speaking will be held at Fresno Ag Pavilion on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  

Horse Bowl will be held at 4-H Horse Classic on Thursday, June 27, 2019

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.

Show Information

New This Year

  • Dressage: please click here for Dressage flyer
  • State 4-H Horse Education Contest for Horse Judging, Hippology and Public Speaking Contests will not take place at the CA 4-H Horse Classic.  It has been moved to April 27th at the Fresno Ag Pavilion.  Horse Bowl will still take place at CA 4-H Horse Classic.
  • Mini Horse classes will need to qualify
  • New Ranch Horse division classes to include, ranch horse trail, ranch riding pattern, modified reining, western riding and ranch horse trail.
  • High point and reserve high point as well.

Schedule (Tentative)

Thursday, June 27: Check-in,Horse Bowl Contest @ 5pm, Dressage Contest @ 5pm

Friday, June 28: English Flat and Jumping

Saturday, June 29: Western Flat, Trail and Ranch Horse, Awards BBQ

Sunday, June 30: Gymkhana and Mini Horse


Opens 2019! 
2018 Horse Classic Premium click here
2018 Educational Events Rules and Information click here

Additional Information

At Brookside Equestrian Park, there are RV spaces, rooms and campers to rent, a swimming pool and two restaurants on site.


Photos from 2018 Horse Classic

Click on photo below to view album

2018 Horse Classic Results

2018 High Point Award Winners


Shauna Bond
4-H Equine Community Educations Specialist 2 
sabond@ucanr.edu or 530-260-3277

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 2018 Sponsorship Levels and send in your sponsorship form today!
For more information, please contact:
Shauna Bond
(530) 750-1341.


All participants must fill out a medical authorization form and waiver of liability and mail them to the State 4-H office by XX or scan and email them to jbautista@ucanr.edu

Attn: Jessica Bautista
2801 Second St. 
Davis, CA 95618

Youth Forms

Youth Medical Authorization - English

Youth Waiver of Liability - English

Youth Medical Authorization - Spanish

Youth Waiver of Liability - Spanish

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