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Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show

The Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show is an annual event held each September after the Minnesota State Fair. Preparation and participation in this show provides life skills and learning experiences for 4-H Horse Project members, their families and leaders.

Who can attend?

Exception: Step 6 and Level 6 of Training & Achievement. Exhibitors must complete the program and be recommended by their county Extension educator or horse project leader. Exhibitors are not obliged to complete this test at the county show, but counties are encouraged to include them as part of their shows for demonstration or practice. Exhibitors may test at the state show regardless of their county test score as long as they have been recommended. Read more about horse training and horse achievement.

How much does it cost?

Determined by county and classes.

Horse Show Program

Part 1: 2016 4-H horse show activities (16.23 MB PDF) (Posted Sept. 13, 2016)

Part 2: 2016 4-H horse project information (7.72 MB PDF) (Posted Sept. 13, 2016)

The horse show program is available in 2 parts. You need both to have the complete program book.

Horse quota bonus trips

Challenged rider forms

To sign up for Challenge Rider classes at the State 4-H Horse Show you must sign up through the State Horse Show process in your county.

Other forms - posted June 2, 2016

2016 Results:

Senior Hi Point performance* - Madison Long
Junior Hi Point performance* - Jackie Olander

Senior Hi Point games* - BryAnna Haluptzok
Junior Hi Point games* - Jed Schussman

* You can only be awarded Hi Point awards once in your 4-H career.

Past Horse Show results:

2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Show Chairs:

Mark Storm, chair,
Randy Dokken, chair,
Penny Hormann, show secretary


Brad Rugg
4-H program director
800-444-4238 (ext. 775)

Renee Kostick
Extension educator, horse liaison

Amy DeGroot
Executive administrative specialist


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