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Florida 4-H State Horse Show
 - Check-In Procedures

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Amy Wade from Sumter County will handle stall assignments for the State 4-H Horse Show. Your cooperation with her will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Wade between 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the number given in your paperwork, or Wendy DeVito during work hours. Stall assignments will not be available until at least two weeks after the county's entry confirmation deadline, so there is no need to ask about them before then. They also will be posted here when they are available.

Check-in & Registration will be open:

Tuesday, July 9 - 2:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10 - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 11 - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 12 - 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Arrival and Check-in Procedures:

  • Tuesday arrival is included with your $60 stall fee.
    So the 'extra day' fees will only apply if you arrive Monday.
  • Check-in will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9th.
    • There is a $25 per day charge per stall (horse and tack) for arriving prior to July 9th (payable at time of registration) or staying beyond 12:00 noon on Sunday, July 14th.
  • Arrive at the show grounds at the Orient Road entrance (see the road map). Check-in will be on the south side of the livestock arena, near the livestock office. See facility map and watch for the signs.
  • Coggins papers will be checked for each horse by inspectors from the Division of Animal Industry. The inspectors will have the Coggins information you submitted online, but they will still need to see the actual form and look at your horse.
    • Horses will not be allowed to stay on the show grounds without proof of negative coggins (original or copy) within the past 12 months. The name on the Coggins papers should be the proper name of the horse, matching the registration papers and the contestant's entry form.
    • There is a possibility that drug testing may be conducted on a random basis this year. Florida Department of Agriculture rules apply.
  • Stall assignments will be given after coggins are checked. Make sure you use ONLY the stalls assigned to you.
    • Anyone setting up in a stall not reserved for that person will be charged an additional $60 and be required to move immediately.
    • All barns have water, electricity and restrooms. The doors in most stalls are not able to be locked. Stalls will not have bedding. Bedding will be available at the feed store on the grounds (open Tuesday 7 am-7 pm, 7 am-5 pm on show days).
  • No helemts or bits will be checked at check-in.
  • Participants will receive their show number and will be given the opportunity to check classes entered. No class changes will be allowed unless an error has been made by the state office.
  • Entry information and numbers can only be picked up while check-in is open.

Arrival outside of normal check-in times:

  • Stall assignments will be posted at the gate (and online here) when check-in is closed. Check which barn and stall you are assigned. Reserved stalls will have name cards on them.
    • No one may utilize any stalls other than those reserved specifically for that person without first obtaining permission.
  • If you arrive after 7:00 p.m., you should bring at least enough bedding for the night. Stalls will not be bedded and the store on the grounds closes at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Return to the check-in/registration area (livestock barn) ASAP during regular hours with horses so everything can be checked before receiving your entry packet.
    • Entry numbers will not be given until all regular check-in procedures are complete.
  • If you plan to arrive before 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9th, contact Amy Wade to make arrangements.
  • If you arrive after 9:00 am on Friday, July 12, bring your horse to the show office to check in and receive entry packet.

Please follow the show ground rules:

  1. Vehicles must park in designated parking areas only. Otherwise, they will be in tow-away zones. Vehicles may stop by the stalls only long enough to unload.
  2. You are strongly encouraged to leave your dog(s) at home. Any dogs on the showgrounds must be on leash. Loose dogs will be removed from the grounds by the Hillsborough County Animal Control Center. No dogs are permitted in the pavilion, indoor arena building, make up areas, or along the outside of the show rings in use.
  3. No horses are permitted on the viewing hills.
  4. No bicycles, carts, skateboards, etc., allowed in the indoor arena building.
  5. Operators of all motorized vehicles (mopeds, golf carts, ATV’s, etc.) must have a valid drivers license.
  6. Please help keep the grounds clean.


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