Welcome to the Rhode Island 4-H Horse Program!

All youth and volunteers are welcome.  Just go to our Contact pages to see how you can become involved!  As information for the new year becomes available, the website will be updated and an email will go out to the Horse Listserv.  If you would like to be added to the Horse Listserv contact Marcia!

New Information:

The Rhode Island 4-H Horse Shows are governed by the Rules and Guidelines established by the New England 4-H Horse Committee.  The 2017 NE 4-H Horse Rules and Guidebook is available here    NE Rules and Guidelines book  and is posted on the 4-H Horse Shows and Document Pages. The new version will be updated for 2017 to include an 2017 Eastern States Rules Section.  This is the rule book for all our 4-H Horse Shows and the Eastern States Expo 4-H Horse Program.   All additions and changes are highlighted.   All 4-H judges will use this book in making rulings at the 4-H Horse Shows.  Please take time to read this and review the last section on Guidelines for Bits.


New Postings:

This website will be continually updated for 2017- New Postings will be listed here as well as on the appropriate page. All new forms will also be included on the Documents page.

7/10/2017 – 2017 ESE 4-H Horse Lease Form has been posted on the Eastern States Page.

6/20/2017 – 2017 ESE 4-H Horse Packet, Western Handiness Pattern #1  (which is used for both English and Western in 4-H District Shows) and the newest version of the New England 4-H Horse Rules and Guidelines have been posted.

6/19/17 – 2017 ERI 4-H Horse Show Information, Class List and Entry Form are posted – Registration is through the paper form only for this show.  The Late Entry Form for the SRI 4-H Horse Show has been posted. 

5/22/17 – 2017 SRI 4-H Horse Show Information and Class List posted.  Registration for show is through the SRI 4-H Fair Online Entry Process – go to the Rhode Island 4-H website and then select Summer Fairs  – deadline for Online registration is June 1st.

4/27/17 – Dates posted below for State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl.

4/18/17 – A revised 2017 District 4-H Horse Rules doc has been added.  The NRI 4-H Horse Show Class List and Entry Form are posted on the Horse Shows page.

3/27/17- Horse Judging 101 and 2017 Extra Credit Horse Judging posted to Hippology & Judging page as well as Documents page. American Miniature Horse Breed Standards, American Quarter Horse Breed Standards, Arabian Horse Breed Standards, Fjord Breed Standards, Gypsy Vanner Breed Standards, and Morgan Horse Breed Standards posted to Hippology & Judging page.

3/24/17 – 2017 State 4-H Horse Clinic Entry Form and Carolina Equestrian Waiver Form have been posted to the Horse Shows Page.

3/21/17 – 2017 RI ESE Qualifying Patterns for English and Western Riders and In Hand are now posted on the Eastern States page.

3/20/17 – Save These Dates updated with second Horse Judging date (April 1st)

3/09/17 – Save These Dates updated with Horse Judging date (April 2nd)  and Horse Clinic Date (April 30th).  Substitute Horse Guidelines, RI ESE Guidelines, Rider Scoresheet and Teen Leader Scoresheet are posted on the Eastern States page.  2017 District 4-H Horse Show  Rules and Designee Form District 4-H Shows are posted on the Horse Shows page.

2/24/17 – Save These Dates updated for 2017.

All documents posted are also available on the Documents and Forms Page.



SRI District 4-H Horse Show (June 25th)
ERI District 4-H Horse Show (July 16th)
ESE 4-H Horse Entries and Score Sheets Due  (August 1)


 2017 Horse Education Series – Session 1 – URI  (February 19th) – Completed
 2017 Horse Education Series – Session 2 – URI  (February 26th) –  Completed
 2017 Horse Education Series – Session 3 – URI  (March 12th) – Completed
 2017 Horse Education Series – Session 4 – Horse Judging  –  (April 1st) – Angels on Horse Back, 40 Collins Rd. Ashaway, RI 02804 – Fjord halter and performance classes – Completed
 2017 Horse Education Series – Session 5 – Horse Judging – (April 2nd) – Journey’s End Farm, 326 Nipmuc Rd. Foster RI 02825 – Mini & QH Halter classes – Completed
Horse Verification Forms for ESE Due to State Office (April 1st) – Completed
 State 4-H Horse Clinic – April 30th – 9am – 3 pm – Carolina Equestrial Center, 61 Pine Hill Rd, Carolina, RI 02812 – Completed
NRI District 4-H Horse Show (May 7th) – Foster Fairgrounds, Foster Center, RI 02825 – Completed
 State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl  -(May 26, 2017) – Hopkins Hill Fire Station, 1 Bestwick Trail,  Coventry RI  02816 – Completed
State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl (June 9th) – Hopkins Hill Fire Station, 1 Bestwick Trail, Coventry, RI 02816 – Completed