4-H Horse Program

4-H Horse Program

The emphasis of Virginia's 4-H Horse and Pony program is project based learning about equine selection, nutrition, management, riding, recreation, fun, competition, horsemanship, and sportsmanship. Horseback riding provides an outdoor sports fitness program for physical, personal, and emotional development, including confidence building. The sport can develop into a life-long hobby or career. Projects are available for youth owning or having access to horses, and also for youth not having access to horses (horseless horse projects).


4-H Horse Email News

4-H Horse Program Newsletters

VT APSC & DAILY Newsletters with 4-H Horse Program Content

Alan Spivey 4-H Benefit Trail Ride

  • Date: April 15, 2023
  • Location: Graves Mountain, Syria, VA

Mary Cole 4-H Horsemaster 50 Mile Trail Ride  

***CANCELLED - please join us in 2024***

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Virginia 4-H Horse Program


Katherine Carter
Extension Youth Animal Science Specialist
(540) 231-2257

Jennifer Redifer
Extension Program Associate-Youth Animal Science
(540) 231-6345

Horse Program Advising Leadership

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