riders and horses

2019 NH State 4-H Horse Show

Fri, 07/12/2019 to Sun, 07/14/2019
8:00am - 5:00pm
Deerfield Fairgrounds
Stage Rd
Deerfield, NH

This NH State 4-H Horse Show is open to NH 4-H members 12-18 years old on January 1 who have qualified in their county as a delegate or alternate. Members qualify via their county qualifying horse show or process designated by the county.  4-H members are invited to enter as delegates who show a horse, teen leaders who assist the county delegation, or office assistants who help with the running of the show.

All exhibitors participate in a horse judging contest, general knowledge test and Fitting and Showmanship class (optional with a borrowed horse for teen leaders and office assistants). Exhibitors may show western, english, in-hand or driving. In addition to an equitation class, delegates have a choice of other classes to best showcase their equine partnership. There is plenty of fun to be had at the show, with counties camping together on the grounds, an ice cream social and games on Saturday evening. 

At the conclusion of the show, the top scoring 17 delegates and 4 teen leaders are chosen to represent NH at the New England 4-H Horse Show at Big E in West Springfield MA in September. 

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