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

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 2018, the Horse Classic will again be an event dedicated to over 2,885 4-H horse project members statewide.

Photos from 2018 Horse Classic

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4-H'er on horse

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. Two different competitions are part of Horse Classic.

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.

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.


Horse Show Registration  
2018 Horse Classic Premium click here

Educational Contest Registration  
2018 Educational Events Rules and Information click here

Educational Team Entry form (Coaches only)

Horse Classic Credit Card Payment  

No paper entries will be accepted.  Please use the links to register.  If you need help registering, please contact Shauna Bond, sabond@ucdavis.edu (530)750-1341

Page Last Updated: August 23, 2018
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