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Cherokee County 4-H Horse

If you love horses, then this project is for you! You will have the opportunity to learn about, handle, care for and ride horses. Members may own or lease a horse, but must have complete access to the horse at any time and must provide full care and management 75% of the time, whether owned or leased. "Horseless Horse" members do not own or lease a horse, but participate in judging, quiz bowls, hippology, presentations and may help with horse shows and trail rides.

Project Leaders

Nancy Harrenbruck nancyhwtcusa.net (620) 249-2322

Angie Rippel amr.1957@hotmail.com (620) 762-0068


Things to Learn/Do in the Project

Horse Project FAQs

Ages 7-9

  • Practice safety and proper use of equipment around horses
  • Identify horse body parts
  • Learn the breeds of horses

Ages 10-13

  • Learn about grooming
  • Learn how to bridle and saddle a horse
  • Learn how to judge and give oral reasons

Ages 14 and Older

  • How to detect unsoundness in horses
  • Learn to identify and treat equine diseases
  • Learn about ethics and competition

Horseless Horse

  • Learn basic coat colors, breeds and anatomy
  • Study horse health, unsoundness and blemishes
  • Visit a stable or farm
  • Participate in judging, quiz bowls, hippology and public presentation contests

Project Materials

Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H. You can order the materials for your project online or contact your local Extension Office.

Horse (HO100)
Horseless Horse (HO101)

Kansas Standard of Excellence Horse Achievement Level System
The cost for each online horse level test is $5, pass or fail.  The cost for each horse riding level test is $5.  Total cost (written and riding) for a horse level must be sent to the State 4-H office along with the member's cover sheet after successful completion of the online written test.

General Horse Resources

Project Leader Resources

Related Resources - Veterinary Science

3 Year Old Projects - Nominations are due May 1!

Events and Activities

Horse Panorama
When: April 10-11, 2021
Where: Virtual

State 4-H Horse Judging Contest
When: April 23, 2021
Where: Virtual

District Horse Shows
When: Various dates

Kansas 4-H State Horse Show
When: September 18 -18, 2021
Where: Hutchinson, KS

Kansas Equine Extravaganza
When: TBD

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet

State Level
Award: Medallion

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Sponsor: Kansas 4-H Foundation 1905 Society

Career Connections