Below you'll find a list of resources for 4-H members looking for activities in their area.
Getting Started in 4-H
- Oklahoma 4-H Horsemanship Levels
- Horse Project Activity Level 1
- Horse Project Activity Level 2
- Horse Project Activity Level 3
- Horse Project Activity Level 4
Resources for Youth Activities
- Judging Manual
- Judging Resources
- Patterns for 2022 OK State 4-H and FFA Horse Judging Contest
- Sample Questions
Resources for Showing
Score sheets to help judges and exhibitors alike
- Ranch Trail
- Western Horsemanship
- English Equitation
- Ranch Roping
- Ranch Riding
- Ranch Ground Handing
Horse Science Academy
This workshop is designed for high school aged students to incorporate STEM disciplines with their interest in horses. It focuses on using math and science to make economical, ethical and sustainable decisions regarding equine health care and management.
Topics from 2021
- Operant conditioning: Whose operating who? Students explored the scientific concepts behind behavior modification, as it applies to all species, but specifically to the horse. Students experimented with their use of positive and negative reinforcement to achieve a learning goal in an animal subject. Equine senses and ethology were emphasized.
- First aid - Students learned the basics of first aid, with an emphasis on biological systems
and wound healing. Laboratories included blood clotting, calculating dilutions of
wound cleansing and disinfectants and more.
Cost of attendance is $40 until November 1: includes lunch, lab notebook, and supplies.
Topics from 2020: The Equine Athlete
- Anatomy of the equine athlete – Students gained a greater understanding of equine biology and what contributes to horses extreme athletic ability. We began with a short introduction to the equine cardiorespiratory system and then moved to a hands on laboratory session of comparative anatomy utilizing bovine and equine specimens.
- Fitness assessment – The in class discussion covered assessment of equine fitness and exercise, followed by a hands on lab, where we performed data collection on horses undergoing a standardized exercise test. Students assisted in data collection including respiration rates, heart rates, temperatures and hematocrits. Students used their results to determine relative fitness of the horses.
Equine digestive anatomy– Following a brief lecture on the unique features of equine digestive anatomy, in teams, students built their own model of the equine digestive tract.
Topics from 2019.
Internal parasites, strategic deworming, fecal egg counts, body weight and condition scoring, and physical exams.
Topics from 2018
Students learned the scientific language to describe anatomical locations, bones and soft tissue structures of the appendicular skeleton using in class and cadaver limb dissections.
State 4-H Horse Show
Grady County Fairgrounds
July 13-15, 2023
Are you ready for the show?
Information You Need
- 2023 State and District Horse Show Rulebook
- Horseman of the Year Scholarship Application
Scholarship Application is due June 15th by 5 pm.
- Two Year Old in Training
- Sponsorship Opportunities
4-H and Open Show Judges List
The Open Horse Show judges seminar is January 15, 2022.
The Horse Judging Contest is April 30, 2022.
We are pleased to announce the creation of the Oklahoma 4-H and Open Show Judges list. The judges list is a resource for individuals in charge of securing judges for Oklahoma 4-H horse shows.
Information about the judges is provided by the individuals themselves.