Have you ever wondered why you placed the way you did at a horse show? Want feedback from the judge? NOW is your chance!
Run just like a horse show, but the judges will provide immediate feedback to exhibitors!
The 2014 Festival will feature topics spanning the science spectrum, from astonomy to human behavior to robotics to zoology. Presentations are designed to excite your mind.
This includes the state-level equine contests for communications, horse bowl, horse judging and hippology!
This MSU pre-college program gives young people a chance to experience college life, learn new ideas and skills, and meet people from across Michigan.
Horses & Ponies
When you own or care for a horse or pony, you experience pride and responsibility, and develop valuable social and physical skill. You can be involved in a 4-H horse project in lots of ways, and many activities don’t require horse ownership. You can participate in show, trail or endurance riding, study horse science, participate in quiz bowls, rodeos, judging teams and much more!
4-H Proud Equestrians Program (PEP)
Riders with disabilities and the volunteers who work with them can gain great satisfaction through this therapeutic horseback riding program. With the help of trained and caring volunteers, riders can improve balance, coordination, posture and muscle tone. Horseback riding also increases self-esteem, self-confidence, discipline and social growth. But more importantly, riding is fun!
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Karen Waite, 4-H Equine Specialist
Phone: 517-432-0383 or
Taylor Fabus, Instructor
Department of Animal Science
- 4-H Animal Science Anywhere
- Animal Judges Lists and Permission Forms
- Horse & Pony Project Record Book (4H1072)
- Member’s Personal 4-H Record Book (4H1192)
- Michigan 4-H Horse & Pony Project Show Rules & Regulations
- Michigan 4-H Horse & Pony Project Snapshot (4H1614)
- Michigan 4-H Horse Judges List 2012
- Michigan 4-H Judging Cards (4-H1293–96)
- Michigan 4-H Proud Equestrians Program CD-ROM (4H1607)
- Stable Record Card (4H1073)
- Using Learning Style Preferences to Teach More Effective Riding Lessons
- Veterinary Science Organizations