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Equine Qualifier Events

State 4-H Horse Classic Qualifying Horse Shows

New to 2019 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. 

Hosting a qualifying show?

Register your show for it to be considered a qualifying show for the California 4-H Horse Classic. **Registration at the bottom of this webpage**

Criteria for a Qualifying Show

  • Each horse show must be registered and be displayed in the list below.
  • Show verified by County 4-H Offices.
  • Up to three shows per county. If your county has three horse shows, one show must be associated with a county fair (however, the show at the county fair is not automatically considered a qualifying event; it must still be registered, unless it is a 4-H-organized horse show at the fair).
  • Show must take place on or between June 4, 2018-June 9, 2019 (Updated 5/6/19)
  • The Horse Show must offer the same classes that are offered at the State 4-H Classic (though they may offer more if they choose too).
  • Management of each show is required to send show results by June 7, 2019 to the contact below using this form- Classic Qualifying Show Results Sheet . Results must be emailed to: Shauna Bond, at sabond@ucdavis.edu 530-260-3277.

2018-2019 Qualifying Shows 

***All 4-H Horse Shows held at County Fairs, District Fairs, Regional Fairs, Citrus Fairs, and the State Fair qualify for this Championship show must still be registered using the survey below.

Note that this only applies to 4-H-organized horse shows and not other independently-organized or fair-organized shows.***

Past shows are in red

Qualifying Shows for the 2020 Horse Classic are in blue

Alameda County

Amador County

Butte County

Calaveras County

Colusa County

Location of the Show #2:

Colusa County Fairgrounds TK Marshall Covered Pavilion 

Dates of the Horse Show: 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Colusa County Fair Horse Show

Contact for the Show:

Dale Martini

Contact's email: 

adamartini@yahoo.com 

Contact's phone number:

530-680-2410

Additional information:

For more information or to obtain an entry form, please contact Dale Martini at 530-680-2410. This show contains 4-H classes as well as open youth classes. This show is open to youth in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties.

Contra Costa County

Del Norte County

El Dorado County 

Location of the Show #1:

El Dorado County Fairgrounds

Dates of the Horse Show: 

April 6, 2019 for English/ Western; May 12, 2019 for Gymkhana (correction)

Name of the Horse Show:

Roundup

Contact for the Show:

Christy Breeden

Contact's email: 

horseproject4h@yahoo.com 

Contact's phone number:

904-451-9872

Additional information:

For more information on the show, please visit their website

Location of the Show #2:

El Dorado County Fairgrounds

Dates of the Horse Show: 

June 1, 2019 (correction)

Name of the Horse Show:

El Dorado County Fair 

Contact for the Show:

Christy Breeden

Contact's email: 

horseproject4h@yahoo.com 

Contact's phone number:

904-451-9872

Additional information:

Please see the premium from more information

Fresno County 

Location of the Show #1:

Verdi View Farm

Dates of the Horse Show: 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Name of the Horse Show:

Blossom Trail State Fair & Classic Qualifier

Contact for the Show:

Carly Ray

Contact's email: 

cbequine@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

408-710-2763 

Additional information:

English, Western & Gymkhana... Showmanship open to Fresno County riders only. All other classes open to all. 

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Location of the Show #2:

Verdi View Farm

Dates of the Horse Show: 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Fairmont/Kingsburg 4-H Classic Qualifying Horse Show

Contact for the Show:

Tracy Newton

Contact's email: 

tlnewton@ucanr.edu

Contact's phone number:

559-241-7525

Additional information:

English, Western & Gymkhana

Please see the premium from more information

Glenn County

Location of the Show #2:

Glenn County Fairgrounds Horse Arena

Dates of the Horse Show: 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Glenn County 4-H Horse Show 

Contact for the Show:

Melinda Tuma and Glenn County UCCE Office 

Contact's email: 

ljeddy@ucanr.edu 

Contact's phone number:

530-865-1107

Additional information:

New Rain date for our original Horse Show

Location of the Show #1:

Glenn County Fairgrounds Horse Arena

Dates of the Horse Show: 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Glenn County 4-H Horse Show 

Contact for the Show:

Melinda Tuma and Glenn County UCCE Office 

Contact's email: 

rmtuma@att.net 

Contact's phone number:

530-519-4870 and 530-865-1107 

Humboldt County

Imperial County

Inyo-Mono Counties

Kern County

Location of the Show #1:

Bakersfield, CA

Dates of the Horse Show: 

March 16, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Kern County 4-H

Contact for the Show:

Becky Davis

Contact's email: 

limpingdog4@msn.com

Contact's phone number:

661-342-6346

Location of the Show #2:

Bakersfield, CA

Dates of the Horse Show: 

April 7, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Kern County 4-H

Contact for the Show:

Becky Davis

Contact's email: 

limpingdog4@msn.com

Contact's phone number:

661-342-6346

Location of the Show #3:

Bakersfield, CA

Dates of the Horse Show: 

May 11, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Kern County 4-H

Contact for the Show:

Becky Davis

Contact's email: 

limpingdog4@msn.com

Contact's phone number:

661-342-6346

Kings County

Lake County

Lassen County 

Los Angeles County

Location of the Show #3:

Desert Riders Arena

3223 West Avenue N-3

Palmdale CA 93551

Dates of the Horse Show: 

June 1, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Antelope Valley 4-H Fair Horseshow and Gymkhana

Contact for the Show:

Monica Whitmer

Contact's email: 

debspedpt@att.net

Contact's phone number:

661-902-9892

Additional information:

Pre -entry extended to May 30th for price break

Location of the Show #1:

Desert Riders Arena

3223 West Avenue N-3 

Palmdale CA 93551

Dates of the Horse Show: 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Name of the Horse Show:

A-V South Sectional 4-H Horse Show

Contact for the Show:

Monica Whitmer

Contact's email: 

debspedpt@att.net

Contact's phone number:

661-902-9892

Additional information:

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Location of the Show #2:

Desert Riders Arena

3223 West Avenue N-3 

Palmdale CA 93551

Dates of the Horse Show: 

March 16, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Antelope Valley South Sectional Gymkhana 

Contact for the Show:

Monica Whitmer

Contact's email: 

debspedpt@att.net

Contact's phone number:

661-902-9892

Additional information:

Madera County 

Marin County

Location of the Show #1:

UC Davis, Davis, CA

Dates of the Horse Show: 

May 11, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

UC Davis Hunter Jumper Team Show 

Contact for the Show:

Kendall Hyde 

Contact's email: 

kahyde@ucdsvis.edu

Contact's phone number:

562-480-2277

Additional information:

English Show

Please see the premiumfrom more information

Mariposa County

Mendocino County

Merced County

Location of the Show #1:

Merced Horseman's Association Areana, 499 Nevada St Merced 

Dates of the Horse Show: 

June 1, 2019 

Name of the Horse Show:

Merced County Fair Junior Horse Show and Gymkana

Contact for the Show:

Darlene McIntyre

Contact's email: 

dlmcintyre@ucanr.edu 

Contact's phone number:

209-385-7418

Additional information:

Modoc County

Monterey County

Location of the Show #1:

Salinas Valley Fairgrounds

Dates of the Horse Show: 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Salinas Valley Fair 4-H & FFA Horse Show

Contact for the Show:

Vickie Sabin

Contact's email: 

queen_vickie@yahoo.com

Contact's phone number:

831-320-8954

Additional information:

Open to all California 4-H and California FFA members. Online entry available February 1 - May 3, 2019.

Please see the premium from more information

Napa County

Nevada County

Orange County

Placer County

Location of the Show #1:

Lincoln, CA

Dates of the Horse Show: 

February 10, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Placer County 4-H "All Counties" Qualifying Horse Show 

Contact for the Show:

Tammi Clader

Contact's email: 

Tammiclader@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

530-368-6657

Additional information:

This show is open to eligible 4-H horse members from all counties in California.

Please click here from more information

Location of the Show #2:

Triple Crown Equestrian, Lincoln CA 

Dates of the Horse Show: 

Friday, April 5 & Friday, April 12, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Placer County Fair Qualifying Horse Show 

Contact for the Show:

Tammi Clader

Contact's email: 

tammiclader@gmail.com 

Contact's phone number:

530-368-6657

Additional information:

This show is for Placer County 4-H members only.

For the April 5 premium, please click here.

For the April 12 premium, please click here.

Plumas-Sierra Counties

Riverside County 

Location of the Show #2:

Yucaipa Equestrian Center

Dates of the Horse Show: 

May 19, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Indio Fair/Last Chance Double Point Horse Show

Contact for the Show:

Lynn Warren

Contact's email: 

lynnwarren4h@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

951-845-7730

Additional information:

Our Indio Fair horse show had to be rescheduled because of rain so we combined it with our Last Chance Qualifier horse show at the newly covered Yucaipa Arena. Double judged, double prizes, and double the chances to qualify!

Please click here from more information

Location of the Show #1:

Perris Fairgrounds

Dates of the Horse Show: 

October 20, 2018

Name of the Horse Show:

SoCal Fair Horse Show

Contact for the Show:

Lynn Warren

Contact's email: 

lynnwarren4h@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

951-845-7730

Additional information:

Please click here from more information

Sacramento County 

Location of the Show #1:

Triple Crown Equestrian Center

3299 Gladding Rd, Lincoln

Dates of the Horse Show: 

February 23, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Sacramento County Silver Series Show #1 

Contact for the Show:

Gina Simonsma

Contact's email: 

sachorse4h@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

916-204-6243

Additional information:

Please see the premium from more information

Location of the Show #2:

Brookside Equestrian Park

11120 Bradley Ranch Rd, Elk Grove 

Dates of the Horse Show: 

March 23, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Sacramento County Silver Series Show #2 

Contact for the Show:

Gina Simonsma

Contact's email: 

sachorse4h@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

916-204-6243

Additional information:

Please see the premium from more information

San Benito County

San Bernardino County

Location of the Show #1:

San Bernardino

Dates of the Horse Show: 

May 25-26, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

San Bernardino County Fair Youth Horse Show 

Contact for the Show:

Nikki Wilson

Contact's email: 

wilsonfarms84@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

760-403-0863

Additional information:

This show is one of the last opportunity to qualify for the 2019 State Horse Classic, we have limited overnight stalls available and this is one of the few shows left in the state that still pays premium money. Come join us for a fun weekend during the SBC Fair. Entries are due online by April 20

Please see the premium from more information

San Diego County

San Francisco-San Mateo Counties

Location of the Show #1:

 Cow Palace

Dates of the Horse Show: 

October 13, 2018

Name of the Horse Show:

San Mateo County Fair Horse Show

Contact for the Show:

Justin Aquino

Contact's email: 

jaquino@smcec.co

Contact's phone number:

650-574-3247

Additional information:

Please click here from more information

San Joaquin County

San Luis Obispo County

Location of the Show #1:

Paso Robles, CA

Dates of the Horse Show: 

February 23, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

SLO County 4-H Western Field Day 

Contact for the Show:

Michelle Mitchell

Contact's email: 

slohorseproject@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

805-674-5831

Additional information:

Open to SLO County horse project members only

Location of the Show #2:

Wranglerette Arena, Atascadero, CA

Dates of the Horse Show: 

April 28, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

SLO County 4-H Gymkhana Field Day 

Contact for the Show:

Michelle Mitchell

Contact's email: 

slohorseproject@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

805-674-5831

Additional information:

Open to SLO County horse project members only

Location of the Show #3:

Knudson Training Stables, Paso Robles, CA

Dates of the Horse Show: 

May 5, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

SLO County 4-H English Field Day 

Contact for the Show:

Michelle Mitchell

Contact's email: 

slohorseproject@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

805-674-5831

Additional information:

Open to SLO County horse project members only

Santa Barbara County 

Location of the Show #1:

Santa Ynez Valley Wquestrian Center 

Dates of the Horse Show: 

May 19, 2019 

Name of the Horse Show:

Santa Barbara Co. 4H Horse Field Day 

Contact for the Show:

Dana Erenberg 

Contact's email: 

dlerenberg@verizon.net 

Contact's phone number:

805-886-7187

Additional information:

Please click here for more information

Location of the Show #1:

Santa Maria Fairpark

Dates of the Horse Show: 

June 8, 2019 

Name of the Horse Show:

Santa Barbara County Fair Horse Show 

Contact for the Show:

Dana Erenberg 

Contact's email: 

dlerenberg@verizon.net 

Contact's phone number:

805-886-7187

Additional information:

Please click here for more information 

Location of the Show #2:

Santa Maria Fairpark

Dates of the Horse Show: 

June 9, 2019 

Name of the Horse Show:

Santa Barbara County Fair Horse Show 

Contact for the Show:

Dana Erenberg 

Contact's email: 

dlerenberg@verizon.net 

Contact's phone number:

805-886-7187

Additional information:

Please click here for more information

Santa Clara County 

Location of the Show #1:

Morgan Hill, CA 

Dates of the Horse Show: 

April 7, 2019 

Name of the Horse Show:

Santa Clara County 4-H April Show

Contact for the Show:

Melissa Linden

Contact's email: 

scchorseproject@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

408-209-1811

Additional information:

Please click here for more information 

Location of the Show #2:

Morgan Hill, CA 

Dates of the Horse Show: 

May 5, 2019 

Name of the Horse Show:

Santa Clara County 4-H April Show

Contact for the Show:

Melissa Linden

Contact's email: 

scchorseproject@gmail.com

Contact's phone number:

408-209-1811

Additional information:

Please click here for more information 

Santa Cruz County 

Location of the Show #1:

White Rock Ranch

Dates of the Horse Show: 

June 2, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Santa Cruz County Fair 4H/Open Youth Horseshow

Contact for the Show:

Kathy Dotson

Contact's email: 

kdappraisal@comcast.net 

Contact's phone number:

831-818-0631

Additional information:

This show is part of a circuit and has open youth classes for 19 u. Second show is at the Santa Cruz County Fair on 9/13/2019.

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Location of the Show #1:

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

2601 E Lake Av, Watsonville, CA 95076 

Dates of the Horse Show: 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Santa Cruz County Fair 4H/Open Youth Horseshow

Contact for the Show:

Kathy Dotson 

Contact's email: 

kdappraisal@comcast.net

Contact's phone number:

831-818-0631

Additional information:

This show is the second show in our series and is open to 4h and youths 19u. Circuit awards and High Point awards.

Shasta County

Siskiyou County

Solano County

Sonoma County

Stanislaus County 

Location of the Show #1:

Mariposa Event Center

Dates of the Horse Show: 

May 4, 2019

Name of the Horse Show:

Stanislaus County Benefit Horse Show and Gymkhana

Contact for the Show:

Amy Alongi

Contact's email: 

amyalongi@live.com 

Contact's phone number:

209-324-6080

Additional information:

For more information, please click here.

Location of the Show #2:

900 North Broadway Ave Turlock Ca 95380 

Dates of the Horse Show: 

June 23, 2018

Name of the Horse Show:

Stanislaus County Fair Horse Show 

Contact for the Show:

Carl Richter

Contact's email: 

horse@stancofair.com

Contact's phone number:

209-632-2767

Additional information:

Sutter-Yuba Counties 

Tehama County

Trinity County

Tulare County 

Toulumne County

Ventura County

Yolo County

Location of the Show #2:

Yolo County Fairgrounds - Woodland, CA

Dates of the Horse Show: 

August 11, 2019 

Name of the Horse Show:

Yvonne LeMaitre Memorial Jr. Horse Show 

Contact for the Show:

Rhonda Rayn 

Contact's email: 

rhondaga@netzero.net

Contact's phone number:

707-330-9103

Additional information:

"FREE" to all Junior Exhibitors - Offering up 15 belt buckles. Including a 4H High Point buckle. Come join the fun.

Location of the Show #1:

 Yolo County Fairgrounds

Dates of the Horse Show: 

August 12, 2018

Name of the Horse Show:

Yvonne LeMaitre Memorial Jr. Horse Show

Contact for the Show:

Rhonda Rayn

Contact's email: 

rhondaga@netzero.net

Contact's phone number:

707-330-9103

Additional information:

FREE! No charge to Junior Exhibitors - offering 11 belt buckles and lots of prizes -  Includes a royalty court contest - Come join the fun! Please click here from more information

Register your Qualifying Horse Show

2019 State 4-H HORSE CLASSIC

 

Horse Classic: http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/Horse_Classic/ 

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