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Horsemanship Skills Calendar

Contact Sandy Arnold 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

Northeast District

  • May 14, 2023
    Location: Doswell, VA
    Contact:  Lisa Powers

  • May 20, 2023 - Level 2 Riding and Driving only
    Location: Henrico, VA
    Contact:  Pinky Dowdy
  • June 18, 2023
    Location: Doswell, VA
    Contact:  Lisa Powers

Northwest District

  • May 20, 2023 - registration form
    Location: Cross Junction, VA (District Horse Show)
    Contact: Rose McDonald

  • May 28, 2023
    Location: Free Union, VA (District Horse Show)
    Contact: Bertha Durbin

  • June 10, 2023
    Location: Lexington, VA (District Horse Show)
    Contact: Jill Dawson, 540-460-9980

Southeast District

Southwest District




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

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

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