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Horsemanship Skills Calendar

Contact Hunter Liles with Horsemanship Skills Dates to be posted. Please allow a minimum of two weeks notice before the event. Skills Tests must be completed before the entry deadline of the state show. Riders must reserve their spot with the Contact listed before the event. Participants must be age 9 or older as of Sept. 30 of the year of the event, be an enrolled 4-H member, and wear an ASTM approved helmet.

To test for Horsemanship Skill Level 3 and 4 - see the state show page for the application process.

Testing Forms


Central District

  • May 19, 2024
    Location: Appomattox, VA
    Contact:  Della Roberts
  • June 1, 2024
    Location: Buckingham, VA
    Contact:  Larue Dowd

Northeast District

  • April 27, 2024 - Level 2 only
    Location: Varina, VA
    Contact:  Lisa Powers
  • May 18, 2024 - Level 2 only
    Location: Varina, VA
    Contact:  Pinky Dowdy
  • June 9, 2024
    Location: Aylett, VA
    Contact: Lisa Powers
  • June 15-16, 2024
    Location: Doswell, VA
    Contact:  Lisa Powers
  • June 29, 2024
    Location: Lancaster County, VA
    Contact:  Michelle Smith

Northwest District


Southeast District

  • June 1, 2024 
    Location: Wakefield, VA (district show)
    Contact: Susan Lampert

Southwest District

  • May 25, 2024 
    Location: Tazewell, VA (district show)
    Contact: Tammy Sparks




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

Hunter Liles
Extension Youth Animal Science Associate
(540) 231-6345


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