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PA 4-H Junior Championship Horse Show

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When (Date/Time)

July 26, 2014 8:00 AM to July 27, 2014 6:00 PM

Where

Centre County Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA

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Beginning in 2014, the previous structure of the 4-H Horse Production Program, which utilized regional production shows and participation at the State 4-H Horse Show in Harrisburg has been replaced and updated with the Junior Horse Project and the Junior Horse Championship Show. Qualifying regional production shows and production classes at the State Show in Harrisburg have been eliminated. The new Junior Horse Championship Show will include preliminary and championship classes and additional opportunities for youth with young horses.  Complete rules, details and descriptions are included in the 2014 Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Show Rulebook.

  The Junior Horse Project will offer expanded classes and activities including In Hand and Futurity classes, along with new classes that will demonstrate the 4-H members’ ability to train, handle and exhibit their project animals. The Junior Horse Championship Show will be held on July 26-27, 2014 at the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall. Indoor and outdoor arenas, overnight stabling, and camping facilities will be available to show participants. More show information will be provided prior to the show.

  All youth enrolled in a Junior Horse Project prior to June 1 are eligible to participate at the Junior Horse Championship Show this year. During the Championship Show, exhibitors will have the opportunity to progress through preliminary classes to championship classes with the awarding of State Champions. Exhibitors who receive a Master Showman Award in their preliminary class(es) will be eligible to compete for a champion showmanship award.

 The 4-H Horse Program is designed to develop life skills in youth and knowledge of horse management, use and safety.  The program promotes development of horsemanship skills, while encouraging responsibility, self-confidence, sportsmanship, and responsible care of project animals.  For additional information and details on the New Junior Horse Project, shows or other 4-H horse program activities in Pennsylvania, contact your county Penn State Extension office, or visit the Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Program website at www.animalscience.psu.edu – go to 4-H programs, then horses.

The 4-H Program in Pennsylvania is coordinated by Penn State Cooperative Extension.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in 4-H or becoming an adult 4-H volunteer, contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension office in your county.  To contact your local extension office, go to www.cas.psu.edu/directory