Horse Shows General Information- Cleburne, Texas

Johnson Co. 4H Horse Shows

The Johnson County 4H Horse Committee in Cleburne, Texas sponsors several Open Horse Shows throughout the year. These are open to any age exhibitor on any breed horse and we especially cater to the beginning exhibitor young or old. We have several families who have three generations showing with us which attests to our family atmosphere. You will see backyard horses as well as World Champions at our shows. We are proud to offer a show that appeals to such a variety of exhibitors. It is not uncommon to have over 500 entries at ours shows. Of course these shows would not be possible without the numerous 4H volunteers who work throughout the year to make it happen.


The Fall Horse Shows consist of three shows sponsored by the 4H Horse Committee . Formal show attire is not required. The late October show hosts our famous “Halloween Extravaganza” costume class which has grown to quite an “interesting event”. The 3 fall shows used to be Clinic/ show combination. These 3 shows now are full fledged shows with Halter, and performance and speed classes


The Horse Committee also sponsors a “Spring Open Horse Show Series”. This consists of three to four shows, March, April and May and June and leads up to the District 8 Horse Show in June for our 4 H exhibitors. This is a more formal show series requiring appropriate English and Western show attire. Series awards, usually buckles,will be presented at our annual awards banquet in June.

Showbills and entry forms can be downloaded from our website. Providing us with your email address will allow us to put you on our email “mailing” list. Hope you get a chance to come and show with us.

Beginning with the 3 fall shows of 2015, our shows will be held at the Shepherds Valley Cowboy Church's new location ( formerly known as the Diamond W arena) on hwy 67 in Alvarado. This is a professional, oversized arena, with concrete parking, plenty of stalls, and RV hook ups, 2 practice areas, concession stand, overhead fans, everything we need to make every show a pleasant experience.

2019 Show and Activities Calendar

Shows for 2019 are again scheduled for the Shepherds Valley Cowboy Church in Alvarado

January 19 Horse Judging event

March 2 Spring show
April 6 Spring show
May 11 Spring show
June 8 Spring show

Dates to be determined
June District show in Belton, usually held the Monday and Tuesday after Father's Day
June 22 Awards and Recognition Banquet
July State show moved to College Station

Sept 7 Fall show
Oct. 5 Fall show
Nov. 2 Fall show