Enrollment & Ownership
To sign-up for a 4-H project, each youth must join 4-H as a member in either a community club or an individual family club. For more information about enrolling as a member, please call the 4-H office at 303-730-1920 or visit our Join 4-H page.
Please note that 4-H animal ownership deadlines are different than enrollment deadlines for the horse project, as well as dogs, breeding beef, and poultry meat pen. All other animal projects have the same deadline date for enrollment and ownership. Animal ownership must be noted in your e-records.
4-H Horse Ownership Deadline for returning and new members: May 1st
- Animal Care and Housing Form– Required if your horse does not live on your property.
- Code of Show Ring Ethics Agreement – Members in ANY animal project must complete the Code of Show Ring Ethics Agreement.
- 4-H Lease Contract – Needed for Horse and Breeding Animals. This lease is one example to use.
Horseless Horse Project Description
Colorado State 4-H Horse Rule Book
4-H Horse Record Book Information
Horse Level Testing Information:
Please follow the link below for written test study guides, riding tests, and other levels information: https://co4h.colostate.edu/program-areas/horse-resources/levels-testing/
*If you are interested in leveling up, please contact your project or club leader for more information.
Horse Advisory Committee Meetings
Meetings of the 4-H Horse Advisory Committee in Arapahoe County are generally held on the third Monday of every month. Your input is important, and you are invited to attend. Questions? Call 303-730-1920.
4-H Horse Member Events 2023
April 6 – Horse Safety 101 and Arapahoe County Project Info Night
May 1 – Horse ID Deadline through 4HOnline
May 21 – Showmanship and Horsemanship Clinic
June 3 – Arapahoe County 4-H and Open Horse Show
July 20 – County Fair Written Test
July 22 – County Fair Horse Show
Arapahoe County Fair 2023 4-H Horse Show Scores
2023 Ride Meetings-first and third Thursday starting in April
- April 20
- May 4
- May 18
- June 1
- June 15
- July 6
2023 Open Arena Ride Nights–second and fourth Thursday starting in April
- April 13
- April 27
- May 11
- May 25
- June 8
- June 22
- June 29
- July 13