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 Horse Validation

Please read the instructions carefully as there are two sets of directions based on if you are validating a new horse for 2014 or reactivating a horse that was entered last year into 4-H Connect!

Horse validation is completed for EACH HORSE and will cover all 4-H youth members in that family profile.  However, when validating your horses on 4-H CONNECT, you will select ONLY ONE 4-H youth member to conduct the validation under. Once a horse is validated, validation paid, and you begin registering for district horse show, the validated horse (s) can be moved to the appropriate 4-H member (s) that will be exhibiting the horse in the show.

The 2014 Horse Validation Period is March 1, 2014-April 15, 2014 and the cost is $10.00 per horse, starting on April 16th to May 1, 2014 the price goes up to $20.00 per horse. Validation and payment is required of ALL horses regardless if they were entered this year or last!

For any horse which was NOT validated in 4-H CONNECT last year, have digital photos of your horse (s) from the front, left side, and right side.  These photos must be accessible for upload during the validation process. 

For any registered horse that was NOT validated last year you will need to have pdf copy of your horse(s) registration papers for upload.

For any registered horse that was NOT validated last year you will need to have a pdf copy of your horse(s) registration papers for upload. The correct owner MUST be listed on the registration papers.  If registration papers are in the process of being transferred, select/list PENDING in the Registration # box.  The transfer process MUST be completed and submitted to the District and State Offices BEFORE the District 4-H Horse Show, or the horse will be ineligible to compete at the District and State    4-H Horse Shows.

Owners MUST be the youth, parent (biological or stepparent), brother, sister, grandparent or legal guardian. Horses owned in partnership with any other person not listed above do NOT meet ownership requirements.  Horses cannot be leased, rented, borrowed, or loaned.  Youth showing futurity horses MUST be 12 years old or older, as of September 1, 2012.

For complete information visit the Horse Science page at the  State 4-H website 

County Horse Show

Below are the forms necessary to enter the Tarrant County 4-H Horse Show scheduled for May 10, 2014, to be held at Rendon Arena.  Entry deadline is April 25th, to be in the Extension office by 5 p.m. with no exceptions.

In addition to the entry form, each 4-H Exhibitor must have on file in the Extension office:

  •  Current and complete Enrollment Form via 4-H Connect
  • Horse Project Validation completed on 4-H Connect
  • Approved Academic Eligibility Form.

Be reminded that each horse entered and/or on the show grounds must furnish a 12-month negative coggins form (Not a copy). Failure to do so will result in immediate dismissal of the horse from the grounds.  Bring this with you to the show, do not attach to entry.

Halter Does Not count towards Hi-Point.  Only those classes offered in each division will count towards Hi-Point.  Hi-Point is a cumulative award. Hi-Point is based on one horse/one rider.  Hi Points and Reserve Hi Points will be given in three age groups over 3 divisions for a total of 9 Champions and 9 Reserve Champions.  Divisions are Hunter, Western and Timed.  Youth will be eligible for the Hi-Point based on their age as of 8-31-2013 and the division entered.

2014 County horse show entry

2014 Horse Show Classes

County Horse Show Academic Eligibility Form

District Horse Show

The District 4 and District 5 Horse Shows have combined this year to form a new and exciting East Region Show.  The following decisions pertaining to this year’s show were made by the East Region Horse Show Planning Committee.

It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to read and follow the rules/information outlined in this memo as well as the rules for the Texas 4-H Horse show, which is linked below.

The horse show will be held on June 16-18, 2014 at the Henderson County Fair Park Complex in Athens, Texas. All entries for the East Region 4-H Horse Show will be made on 4-H Connect.  Registration will open starting on April 16 and close on midnight Friday, May 16, 2014.  No late entries on 4-H Connect will be accepted.

Please read the attached memo for detailed instructions.



Texas 4-H Horse Show Rules and Regulations

State Steer & State Fair Lamb & Goat Validation

It is time once again to order your validation tags for State Fair Lamb & Goat and State Steer.  Orders for Lamb & Goat and Steer are due by April 11, 2014, no faxed or phone orders will be accepted.  Price is $11 per tag with payment made to the order of ELEC.  Our mailing address is Tarrant County 4-H, PO Box 1540, Fort Worth, Texas 76101.  If you miss the due date please contact Ken Johnson at before ordering.

For questions regarding any of the upcoming validations please contact Ken Johnson at 817-884-1946 or at

2014 State Fair Lamb & Goat Order

State Fair Swine Validation

It is time to order tags for the State Fair Swine validation, the cost is $10 per tag, make payment to ELEC and mail with completed order form by April 18, 2014 to:

Tarrant County 4-H
%Ken Johnson CEA-AG & Natural Resources
PO Box 1540
Fort Worth, Texas 76101

No faxed or phone orders will be accepted.  If  you miss the due date please contact Ken Johnson at .

State Fair Swine order2014

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