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Horse quota bonus trips


To offer a limited number of additional trips to the Minnesota State Horse Show to counties that excel in educational programming.


The Minnesota 4-H Horse Program has grown to become the largest animal science project area. As the program grows, so has the uniqueness and scope of the opportunities afforded to horse project members. The Horse Bonus Trip program rewards counties that do an outstanding job of offering high-quality educational programs to 4-H'ers.

Programming geared to improving 4-H'ers' horsemanship skills as well as programs that create a service learning dimension should be considered.

Additional Trips for Horse

Twenty additional State 4-H Horse Show trips will be awarded under this scheme. The maximum number per county is one. Winning counties can decide how to use the trip, e.g., games or pleasure.


Length limits: four pages, including a cover sheet, 200-word description, a photos page (brief captions only) and publicity page (one-page limit; actual publicity only). Limits will be strictly observed! Any part of the submission that exceeds these limits will be removed before judging.


Counties earning bonus trips will be duly noted in the State Show Catalog and on the horse project website, including a brief description of accomplishments.

Application form

Horse quota bonus trips application (cover sheet) (DOC)
   - updated applications for the current year are generally posted in April.

Application form notice!

Any pages beyond the four-page application of the cover sheet, 200-word description (any words beyond the first 200 will be removed before judging), photos page (words allowed as brief captions only), and publicity page (one page of actual publicity only) will be excluded from the application.

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