As 2019 is drawing to a close, there are a few things we want to remind you of, before the holidays set in. As many people are aware, the Florida Horse Program offers many opportunities for youth to get involved with their horses, and a few are coming up quickly in the New Year. Each year, Florida 4-H hosts Area Shows to qualify for the State 4-H Horse Show. If you want to compete at your Area Horse Show, you need to be aware of the following items:
December 31, 2019
1. The Florida 4-H Horse Certification Form should be submitted to the county 4-H on or before December 31, 2019 to qualify to participate in the Area North Horse Show and the State 4-H Horse show. This form must be completed each year, even if you are using the same horse as a previous year. A youth should do this for each horse they intend to show or use to participate in 4-H shows with.
Find the form here: http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/media/sfylifasufledu/escambia/4-h/pdf/Florida-4H-Horse-Project-Certification-Form.pdf
2. Horse Lease Form should be completed and submitted if a youth wants to participate with a horse that is not owned by the youth. Even if you are borrowing the horse without a fee, youth must have a Horse Lease Form on file with the local county 4-H office.
Find the form here: https://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/youth/horse/documents/Lease.pdf
Horse Project Book
1. The Florida 4-H Horse Project Record Book is a great way to track and demonstrate your growth throughout the year.
Find the project book here: https://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/youth/horse/documents/4HHSR02.pdf
Each county has their own specific guidelines and requirements. Please be sure to check when your county offices are closed for the holidays as they may not be open on the final day the form is due. Contact your county office if you have any questions or concerns regarding county specific requirements. For more information about Florida 4-H Horse Project opportunities visit the State 4-H Horse Events site (https://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/youth/horse/index.shtml).