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 http://animalscience.tamu.edu/academics/equine/state-4h-show/