Learn about show, trail, or endurance riding; test your horse sense at quiz bowls or on judging teams or study horse science. The horse training project is designed to help the advanced rider train an untrained horse through a five-step process. You may have more than one horse in this project. Your horse may be leased or owned. If you don't have access to a horse, you may enroll in the horseless horse project.
Important project information:
State & regional events
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
- Adult leader awards
- Arabian horse essay contest
- Boot camp (PDF)
- Central area 4-H horse camp
- Dan Patch and youth leadership awards
- Drill team rule book (PDF) Drill team committee
- Expo tack sale
- 4-H Regional & State Project Bowls and more horse bowl info
- Horse judging contest
- Horse judges certification
Horse Project resources
You can participate in a variety of activities including shows, trail rides, endurance riding, project bowls, judging teams, hippology teams or Western Heritage. The 4-H Horse Achievement Guide will help you learn horse-related skills and to record your activities.
- Horse 1: Giddy Up & Go Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Horse 2: Head, Heart & Hooves Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Horse 3: Stable Relationships Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Horse 4: Riding the Range Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Horse 5: Jumping to New Heights Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Minnesota Horse Project Rule Book - Pocket size (PDF)
- Minnesota Horse Project Rule Book - Full size (PDF)
EMAIL LIST: The email list is an email response program operated by the University of Minnesota. It allows people interested in the 4-H Horse Project to exchange ideas, methods and opinions. It broadcasts e-mails to all list subscribers. Request list subscription
Horseless Horse Project resources
Horseless horse offers the opportunity to study and learn about a horse if you do not own, lease, or have regular access to care for a live horse. (If your family owns, leases or has regular access to care for a live horse; you should enroll in the Horse Project and enter a horse-related exhibit.)
13248 - 410th Ave
Blue Earth, MN 56013
Project leader resources
Other online resources
4-H Youth record keeping
To get involved with the 4-H Horse Project, contact your county 4-H office.