Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships
August 2-6, 2023, Perry, GA
The SRHC Organizing Committee is proud to host the 2023 Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships! With the cooperation of the Horse Specialists from 13 southeastern states, Southern Regionals is the only event of its kind in the nation!
Southern Regionals will be held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, GA on August 2-6. The Hippology and Horse Bowl Contests will be on Wednesday, August 2. Demonstrations, Public Speaking, Horse Judging and the judging phase of Hippology will be on Thursday, August 3. The opening ceremony and awards presentation for all of the educational contests will be Thursday evening in Reaves arena. The horse show portion is from Thursday afternoon through Sunday, August 6.
The site contains most of the information you will need to start planning for the event. For detailed information specific to your state, look for communications from your State Horse Specialist.
SERVICES and REMINDERS:
T-Shirts for 2023!
Order your official 2023 Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships T-shirt online at https://www.farmandhorse.com/23-regional.html. The company will not have an onsite booth this year, so SRHC t-shirts will only be available through this link. T-shirts and hoodies are available in a variety of colors with the official logo. Shirts must be ordered online, and will likely ship after the show.
**SRHC Program/Patterns App**
SRHC Event Information App
Instead of providing printed programs, we offer every exhibitor, parent, coach, etc. access to the show app. The "Yapp" app allows you access to patterns, announcements, order of go, maps, and more through an easy-to-use app that can be downloaded to your phone. Please keep in mind that this app will constantly be updated before and during the show but will provide you with the most up-to-date information. The link to download the Yapp app for the 2023 SRHC is https://my.yapp.us/SR4HC23.
Equine Health Certificate
Equine entering Georgia must be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI; “Health Certificate”) and shall originate from premises free of any contagious or infectious disease and shall not have been exposed to any contagious or infectious disease prior to or during shipment. All equine must be negative to an official test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) within twelve (12) months prior to entry.
Health Certificates are usually good for 30 days. Be prepared to show your horses' health certificates and negative Coggins tests at any Ag Inspection Stations or to any State authority who asks.
You must present your horse’s Coggins test and health certificate at check-in. Show management will have the copies sent with entries on hand for the duration of the show.
Full Georgia Statute:
Advance Bedding Order
After you know your stall number, scan the code on this flyer, or go to www.showshavings.com, to pre-purchase shavings. All Advanced Bedding Orders will be placed in the stall number submitted in the order. Please note that this is an arrangement directly with the facility, and not show management.
No Outside Shavings Are Allowed. Georgia National Fairgrounds policy is that all shavings must be purchased on grounds, with the exception of horses that have a Veterinarian note for stated allergies. Exceptions must be communicated to your State Specialist and a vet note brought in hand to present to facility management and/or security when asked.
- Stall Mat Rentals
Golf Cart Rentals
Golf carts can be rented through Danny Crook at Southern Equipment Company, (478) 472-8565. Contact them directly to make your arrangements.
Hunter Schooling Times
Your $15 Jumping fee gives you access to two different schooling times over the course.
The course will be open on Thursday evening from 8 pm to 11 pm. Riders should check in with the schooling supervisor at the gate of Sutherland to be placed in a rotation for schooling in keeping with their pony or horse height during this open schooling. A maximum of 6 horses will be allowed in the ring at one time, and trainers must be courteous of others in the ring when setting jumps. Riders and trainers who are monopolizing jumps, jump heights, or practicing unsafe techniques will be excused from the ring by the steward. A maximum of 20 minutes per individual horse/rider combination will be allowed in their jumping session on Thursday.
The Friday morning Schooling will be run as an unjudged class with an order of go over a set course. Riders with three refusals will be excused from the warm-up class. Riders missing their order of go will not be moved down in the order and forfeit their warm-up class opportunity on Friday morning.
Southern Regionals will provide the computer, projector, and screen for any Power Point Presentations in both the Individual and Team Presentation contests. If you are using Power Point or any other projected images, bring the files on a USB drive to upload. They must be Microsoft compatible and Power Point 2013 or newer (nothing that will only work on Apple hardware/software). Presentations may be brought for upload to the Roquemore lobby between 6-8pm on Wednesday, or if unable to make that time, to the 7am check-in on Thursday. Please note that this applies IF you are using a computer, it does not mean you MUST use the computer for visuals.
Never been to the Georgia National Fairgrounds? Here's a sneak peek in photos of what to expect!