Area and State 4-H Horse Show Rules
- 2023 Florida 4-H Area & State Horse Show Official Rulebook
- Rulebook Jargon Translator (with 2022 updates)- New to horses or horse shows? Tasked with helping with shows but don't know all the terms? Still trying to sort out the differences between all the classes? This document should help!
- See an explanation of the procedure for Intermediates and some Juniors to be eligible to qualify for Regionals (2023 update).
- Body Condition resource page for help meeting the new body condition rule.
- Rulebook Receipt Form
The State program is no longer requiring that this Rulebook Receipt form be collected from all participants at Area shows to be sent to the State if qualified. However we will continue to offer this form if Counties and/or Areas choose to require it on their own. Regardless if the form is collected or not, it is expected that all Area show participants still receive a rulebook in either printed or electronic form.
This “Acknowledgement of Receipt” form may be given with the rule book and signed by the youth and parent to acknowledge their responsibility to understand and follow it.
Bit Rules with Examples
Bit Details - 2023 revision with 3 more pages of examples!
This pdf file contains explanations of the bit rules with examples of acceptable and unacceptable bits. If there is any question about a bit being allowed at an Area show, please refer to this document. If there is still a question, take a few pictures and email them to your county 4-H Agent to forward for an official answer.
How to Check and Measure Bits
Step by step explanation of how to check bits to determine if they are acceptable for Area & State 4-H Horse Shows. It is only procedures and should be used with the Rulebook and Bit Supplement for reference.