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July 16, 2020 Hartford Fair Horse Update

August 12, 2020 Ohio 4-H State Horse Update

Hartford Fair Horse Information (from the Premium Book)

Volunteer Sign-Up Job Listing

April 10, 2020 Horse Program Update

Horse Safety & Ethics and Livestock Quality Assurance:

*NEW* 2020 Horse Safety & Ethics Packet - This packet was given out at the Horse Safety & Ethics Program. If you were able to attend the Horse Safety & Ethics Program on March 11 at Ohio State Newark, you would have received this packet. This packet has been updated with current (as of April 1, 2020) events/dates. This packet will be passed out at any Horse Safety & Ethics Program we will hold when we are able to do so.

Any Hartford Fair youth exhibitor who has not attended one approved Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance training will be ineligible to exhibit livestock (in the areas requiring QA training) during the 2020 Hartford Independent Fair if they are unable to complete a Quality Assurance training by July 1, 2020.

All youth enrolling in a horse project for the first time during 2020 will be required to attend a Horse Safety & Ethics Program.  This program is also required of all advisors who will be working with horse projects for the first time during the coming year.  Each member is required to have a parent / guardian attend with them.  both, the youth member and parent / guardian will be required to sign in upon attend.  Youth are not eligible to show in 4-H sponsored shows (youth 4-H shows / Hartford Fair / Ohio State Fair) until this training requirement has been met.  Horse Safety & Ethics programs are offered at the same time and location as livestock quality assurance programs.

All QA requirements must be met by July 1. Please contact the Licking County OSU Extension office at 740-670-5315 for a list of out of county QA program dates and times contact phone numbers that you can attend in order to exhibit livestock/equine projects at the Hartford Junior Fair.


2020 Photo ID Badges - Who needs to have a picture taken this year?

  • All new exhibitors and ALL advisors (Advisor photos will now be good for three (3) years. All advisors should have their photo taken in 2020)

  • All 2020 exhibitors with last names beginning with N thru Z (even years)

  • Who does not need a new picture taken this year?  Exhibitors with last name beginsning with A thru M (odd years) and you had a 2019 ID Photo Badge.  A new badge will be issued with last year's photo. 

  • Everyone will receive a new ID Badge for 2020.

  • Advisor badges will be issued from the Senior Fair office and Exhibitor badges will be issued from either the Junior Fair Board Office or Ramsey 4-H Center. All badges issued in a prior year cannot be used for admission to the fair and will be confiscated if presented.

  • A full list of dates to have your photo take can be found here (check back for updated information).

Member Resources:

Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council Queen/King & Princess/Prince Royalty Rules & Application and Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council Introduction to the Competition / Meet & Greet Flyer

Licking County 4-H Horse Clinic - Show N' Tell - Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9:00 am Start Time - Grubb Arena, Hartford Fairgrounds

2020 Licking County 4-H Contest Division Horse Show - Friday, July 10, 2020

2020 Licking County 4-H Western Division Horse Show - Saturday, July 11, 2020

2020 Licking County 4-H English Division Horse Show - Sunday, July 12, 2020

2020 Licking County 4-H Horse Show Entry Tab Form

Licking County 4-H Horse and Pony Council Fall Banquet: Check back for date and information.


Update:  Equine Record Book (190R) – This resource has been rebranded. The Feed Expense Report on page 16 has been updated to include a column for weight (in pounds) under the categories of Grain, Hay/Pasture, and Supplements/Additives. Change was for clarity, either record sheet is acceptable.  Click here for Page 16


Equine Education Opportunities:

Horse Bowl is a team-based contest that gives 4-H members a unique opportunity to gain knowledge about the horse. Teams are comprised of four to five members and are divided by age for junior and senior divisions. The competition setting is similar to that of quiz bowl or Jeopardy. Members sit side-by-side and answer questions individually and as a team. The questions are developed from their 4-H project books and a few outside national resources. Horse Bowl emphasizes learning, team work and sportsmanship skills.  For more information contact Coach: Lisa Kuhn 614-746-7634.

Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council (LCHPC):

The Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Licking County Extension Office.


2020 Council Officers: President - Matt Rausenberg; Vice President - Laura Tyler; Secretary - Kim Rahde; Treasurer - Cris Martin


2020 Standing Committees Member List