Horse Project Resources
- 2021-2022 McHenry County 4-H Horse Project Packet
- McHenry County 4-H Horse Project Videos
- 2021-2022 Horse Green Sheets
- Permission to Participate
- Horse Lease Form
- Upload ALL Horse forms to the Horse Box by May 1
For IL State Horse Events and Information: visit the state website
What you NEED to know:
The 2021-2022 horse & pony project has the following requirements:
April 29: Enrolled in “4HOnline” with “Horse” project
May 1: Green sheets, permission to participate. All exhibitors participating in the 4-H Horse Show must have an approved green registration sheet with a picture of the horse or pony to be shown on file at the Extension office by May TBA. Pictures of foals must be on file at the Extension office by July TBA. NO substitution of horses or ponies can be made after deadline. Exhibitors may submit green sheets for up to five (5) horses or ponies.
June TBA: Fair Enrollment is due online in “Fair Entry”
May – June: Week Night Warm-ups are moving to MONDAYS beginning MAY 17
- To be eligible to show an equine at the 4-H horse show at the county fair, project members must meet all 4-H and horse project requirement of attendance at ONE week night warm-up with horse OR produce photo/video proof of horse show participation with a green sheeted horse and a show bill signed by a show manager AND at least ONE
July: 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance And Ethics certification paper. Ethics is available on-line and must be completed by July 1, 2022. All youth MUST take QAEC (Ethics) and Horse section at least ONE time as a 4-H member. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/qaec/
Negative Coggins Test conducted within last 12 months is required for all horses & ponies 12 months of age & older will be required at registration at the show.
MCHENRY COUNTY 4-H HORSEMASTER AWARD (Not applicable for 2021)
What is Horsemaster?
Horsemaster is a special award given to one junior and one senior horse project member who have shown the most interest and enthusiasm through their participation in all aspects of the horse project. Horsemasters are recognized on 4-H Night during the fair, and presented with an award. Horsemasters will also serve as the horse show color guard on show day. You do not need a horse to participate. Some dates below are TBD (to be determined). For competitions, please see the 2020 Horse Project Packet and the supplemental state contest information sheet for contest details