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California 4-H
Virtual State Horse Classic

Videos can be filmed after patterns are posted on Friday, Sept. 18 at 5pm.

Video submission schedule

Sep 21 to Sep 26 at 6:00 pm: Western and Ranch classes

Sep 22 to Sep 27 at 6:00 pm: English, Dressage and Miniature classes


The California 4-H Equine Planning Committee is hosting the 2020 California 4-H Virtual State Horse Classic. This event is designed to allow 4-H members the chance to showcase the culmination of their hard work in their equine projects over the past year.

The 2020 Horse Classic will again be an event dedicated to over 2,885 4-H horse project members statewide.

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Girl in English riding gear on white horse with blue ribbon in front of Horse Classic sign, 2019.

Registration deadline is September 11, 2020.

Registration is now closed

  • Entry fees must be paid in full by credit card.
  • IMPORTANT: Register with a working email address. This email will be used to send you a confirmation and your contestant number. We will also send you the judge's evaluation forms via email.

  • Download the fillable PDF form for the Participant Agreement. You need one per exhibitor, with signatures of the 4-H member, parent, leader and 4-H staff.
  • Sponsorship form (optional, but highly recommended! see below)

Email completed forms to

Complete registration Submit by Sept. 11, 2020 - Online registration, payment by credit card, Participation Agreement

Registrations must be complete and submitted by September 11, 2020. No late entries will be accepted.


  • For Breed Association High Point Awards: Include registered horse’s name and registration number in your registration. Email a copy of the registration papers to Shauna Bond at

Registration Fees

  • Championship Horse Show - $12.00 per class
  • Dressage Tests and Classes - $12.00 per test
  • Miniature Horse Classes - $12.00 per class
  • Office fee - $5.00 per exhibitor

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The submission of your registration is a contractual commitment to California 4-H (CA 4-H) of your intent to participate in this event. Expenses for venues, judges, awards, and administrative needs are based on the number of registered participants. California 4-H will incur financial penalties when those numbers change.

Written requests to withdraw from this commitment received by September 15, 2020 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after this date. Submit your withdrawal request to



Exhibitors Bringing in Sponsorships

Get enough sponsorships and get all your classes paid for! Sponsorships must be received by the date of the virtual show.

See below for what you can receive for each sponsor:

  • Day Sponsor: Receive seven (7) class free classes.
  • High Point Award: Receive three (3) free classes.
  • Horse Show Class: Receive one (1) free class.

Refunds will be applied to the exhibitor’s account after the event. 


For Horse Classic Event Questions, please contact Shauna Bond,, call or text 530-260-3277.

For registration or payment questions, please contact Bernadette Ramirez,

For technical questions, please contact Scott Mautte at or 530-750-1335.

Event Secretary, Amy Alongi,, 209-324-6080


Contest Supervisors

Western Flat: Becky Greer Davis and Jorden Mahenski

Trail and Ranch Horse: Annette Anderson and Jaiden Mahenski

English and Dressage: Valerie Charlton, Emily Charlton and Maike Merletz

Miniature Horse Division and Driving: Shauna Bond


2019-2020 Horse Classic Planning Team

The 2020 California 4-H Virtual Horse Classic Committee consists of a variety of knowledgeable and dedicated committee members. Each one of these committee members have put forth a great deal of time and effort into making equine events an educational, enjoyable, and fun event for youth and adults alike.

  • Shauna Bond, Lassen County
  • Christine Fry, Madera County
  • Dyllan Bond, Lassen County
  • Amy Alongi, Stanislaus County
  • Valerie Charlton, Marin County
  • Nicole Johnson, Lassen County
  • Becky Greer Davis, Kern County
  • Annette Anderson, Lassen County
  • Jennifer Ott Cameron, Santa Clara County
  • Emily Charlton, Marin County (Youth)
  • Maike Merletz, Marin County (Youth)
  • Jorden Mahenski, Lassen County (Youth)
  • Jaiden Mahenski, Lassen County (Youth)

The 4-H Horse Classic Committee would like to thank the exhibitors, parents, 4-H leaders, and adult volunteers for their hard work and their commitment to the California 4-H Equine Program. We hope that you will continue to share your positive experiences with others and encourage them to participate in the 4-H Youth Development Program.

Youth on horse with father and coach on either side.