San Joaquin County 4-H
University of California
San Joaquin County 4-H

4-H Horse Show

The San Joaquin County 4-H Horse Show provides the opportunity for riders to compete at the county level, while the educational contests allow members to showcase their equine knowledge.  This event continues to build a solid network between clubs with a common interest in strengthening 4-H equine education and establish new friendships between 4-H members and leaders.


The goals of the Horse Show are to:

  • Establish new friendships with fellow 4-H members and leaders
  • Encourage networking between club's to build leadership with a common interest
  • Provide opportunities for youth countywide to share their passion for horses
  • Participate in social and educational programs by being a participant, not a spectator
  • Experience and develop greater personal growth
  • Continue to develop leadership and citizenship skills
  • Share personal experiences with others through meaningful growth and development
  • Promote good sportsmanship
  • Provide a unique opportunity for horse project members to compete

Date:   May 16-17, 2015.   7:30 am SHARP.  Check-in opens at 6:30 am.  You are required to be at the gate by 7:20 am.  There will be a snack bar on the grounds.

Deadline:  Form and check are due to your Horse Project Leader by May 22, 2014. Project leaders are required to have their Club Packet turned into the 4-H Office by May 23, 2014.  Pre-registration is required; no post entries, additions or changes will be accepted.

Location: Hearts Desire Ranch - 7370 Northland Road, Manteca,  CA

How to Register: SJC members/parents contact your Horse Project Leader for an entry form.  Out of County members or leaders, contact Debbi Foster via

Registration Fees: Entry fees are $6.00 per class and a $5.00 drug testing fee per horse. Out of County fees are $35 plus class fee(s) and drug testing fee(s).

Who is Eligible? 

  • Any 4-H Horse Project Member
  • Members must have their Horse Declaration Form on file for 120 days before June 1 with their county.  
  • Members must be in "Good Standing" with their 4-H Club. 

Entrants should review the following:

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