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Horse Project

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.

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State & regional events

To view county or local club events, visit the county website.

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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.

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.)

Horseless Member Booklet


Cathy Giefer
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.

Renee Kostick, Extension educator

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