Equine Science and Husbandry in a Competitive Setting

Hippology is an activity that can enhance learning for 4-H members by letting them exhibit their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry in a competitive setting. The term "Hippology" comes from the Greek "hippo", meaning horse, and "ology", meaning "the study of". Participants will be able to demonstrate their experience and knowledge gained in horse judging, quiz bowl, speeches, and practical horse management. Phases of the contest include a written exam, identification of... Read More

Placing The Class

What is horse judging? Basically, it is learning to do what judges do at a horse show - placing the class.  However, there is much more to learn than just how to place the class. While judging a horse at halter, we learn about conformation, balance, structural correctness, faults and blemishes. We also learn to evaluate the whole horse.  Then we place the horse with the most positives at the top of the class. This... Read More

Compete and Increase Your Knowledge

This team activity helps 4-Hers increase their knowledge of horses and the Texas 4-H Horse Project Teams of three or four use a game show format where they buzz-in their answers to questions against another team. Questions have to do with anatomy, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, history and rules and regulations. This is a great part of the Johnson County 4-H Horse Project and Johnson County teams have always been very competitive and have excelled at... Read More

Fall and Spring Shows

The Johnson County 4-H 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... Read More

Horse Safety and Equine Education Training

The Johnson County 4-H Horse Program sponsors Horsemanship Skills Clinics several times a year depending on need and availability of facility, as well as winter ride nights in late January, February into early March. These clinics are designed to promote safety of youth and horses, develop handling and horsemanship skills, and support involvement of youth, parents, and volunteers in 4-H horse activities. Clinics are intended primarily for 4-H members, volunteers, parents, and extension staff, but... Read More

Open to ages 8 to 18

Welcome to the Johnson County 4-H WildRiders Club! We are a group that shares a strong interest in all things equine. Together we inspire to create a positive and encouraging learning environment for our future horsemen and women. We strive to prepare our youth with the skills they will need such as leadership, communication, and the ability to work together as a team. We have activities ranging from Horse Judging, to ride nights, to our... Read More

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The Johnson County 4-H Horse Project is Open to Clovers - Seniors

Take Part in the Many Activities in the Johnson County 4-H Horse Program