Florida State Fair 4-H Horse Judging
February 12, 2022
Equestrian Center Covered Arena <--Note new location!
Register on 4-H Online by January 31
The Florida State Fair will host a 4-H Horse Judging Contest on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the Equestrian Center Covered Arena. Check in will begin at 12:30 p.m., the contest begins at 1:30 p.m., and awards will be announced in the arena at roughly 5:30 p.m. Contest rules and a list of potential classes may be found in the FSF Youth Livestock Catalog (link coming soon). The contest will consist of up to eight classes to place - four halter and four performance. Participants will be asked one set of questions on a class which will be selected at the contest.
Each county may enter one four-member "Any Age" team comprised of youth of any age (8-18) plus one four-member team of seniors only (14-18 as of 9/1/21). Juniors, Intermediates, and Seniors will compete equally and be eligible for the same overall individual and team awards.
Registration on 4-H Online is required by January 31. There is no entry fee for this contest.
Teams must enter the fairgrounds through the Martin Luther King Blvd. entrance and parking is free. All 4-H members presenting official 4-H membership cards will be admitted free. The 4-H leader will also be admitted free when accompanying a group of three or more youth. This is typically a very busy day at the fair. Parking might be distant and the entrance gates packed with the general public. Plan your travel to arrive at the fairgrounds well ahead of check-in so you have time to fight the masses. Try to reach the Horse Show Covered Arena no later than 12:30 p.m. so everyone will have a minute to relax, check in at registration, and get the members situated in their groups. Remember that this is also the preliminary for the State FFA Contest so it will be very crowded.