Virginia State 4-H Championship Horse and Pony Show

The 57th Virginia State 4-H Championship Horse and Pony Show has been postponed to November 29th - December 2nd, 2018 due to Hurricane Florence. The daily schedule will remain the same!

Updated RESCHEDULED SHOW plans :

1.       The new date is November 29-December 2nd. All schedules will stay the same.

2.      Entries are open for those that scratched and those that did not enter initially until October 15th
Scratches and new entries MUST send in a new entry form and check! It must be sent by the 4-H Agent per the normal rules.

3.       Refunds will be offered for those that cannot attend the new date until the scratch deadline. The new scratch deadline for a REFUND is November 16th. If you scratched after the September 1 deadline and still cannot attend, we will send you a refund, however you must request it again.

4.       The new substitution deadline is November 29th at 10am.

5.       We will still offer early arrival and will open that back up for anyone that wishes to arrive early until October 15th.

Email Leona Ransdell at wtih any questions.  

Future Dates:

  • 2019 - September 12-15, 2019


May 1 Declaration Deadline of Project Animal

  • Link to ONLINE Declaration Form (available until 11:59pm, May 1)
  • Paper Copy of Declaration Form due to your Extension agent in your County also due on May 1 or at the time your Extension agent requires before that date.
  • Declaration Guidelines (PDF). DECLARATIONS ARE NOT CONSIDERED COMPLETE until you receive a confirmation email!!
  • Remember all youth must submit a paper form to their county office AND declare online by MAY 1!! Absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO DO THIS!!

Declaration Eligibility List

  • 2018 Declaration List - All information must be confirmed and corrected by June 18, 2018
    • This list is a summary version of what was submitted online. Only exhibitor name and horse’s declared are listed.
    • Youth are listed in semi-alphabetical order by last name by county.
    • Please make sure you check your ENTIRE county listing before you call our office to verify that your information was submitted.
    • If your youth’s name is highlighted in RED, the county office will need to call our office to verify information. 540-231-6345
    • If your youth’s name is highlighted in YELLOW, the parent/guardian will need to call our office to verify information. 540-231-6345

Qualified Youth

  • 2018 Show and Clinic Qualified List of Riders and their Project Animal
    This list is compiled from information sent from the show and clinic managers. If a youth's name does not appear on this list - please contact the show or clinic manager as the state office has posted all received information. Please allow at least 2 weeks after a qualifying event for the information to be posted.

State Horse Show - Miscellaneous

Connie Collier Scholarship Information

The Connie Collier 4-H Scholarship Award will provide monies to Virginia 4-H Horse Program participants who have met the 4-H horse program requirements and pursue post-secondary education before the age of twenty-five. Applicants must be enrolled in 4-H at the Senior Level (14 – 19) and must be enrolled in their second year of the 4-H Horse Program. Recipients shall be chosen by the Virginia 4-H Horse Program Scholarship Fund Committee through a competitive process based on the information requested in the application guidelines. Top candidates may be invited to interview as deemed necessary by the awards committee.

4-H Certified Horse Measurer

  • Horse Measurers (PDF)
  • Measurers on this list have completed a USEF led measuring class and are approved for measuring 4-H project horses. Each district now has an official dual bubble USEF measuring stick for loan throughout the district.

Past Results

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Unmounted Activities:
Associate - Sandy Arnold

Mounted Activities:
Associate - Leona Ransdell

Horse Program Advising Leadership