Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 7:00pm to Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 7:00pm

Are you interested in learning about horses?   Horse Fundamentals is designed for youth to learn about the horse's essential components. The material can be applied to Hippology, which means the study of the horse.  The Hippology Contest is a comprehensive, skills-based competition in which participants demonstrate the extent of their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry.

Horse Fundamentals will focus on horse anatomy, colors, markings, breeds of horses, gaits, and English and Western performance events. Interactive activities will be utilized for the program.

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Ready, Set, Show!  Make plans to join the Showmanship clinics. Exhibitors will receive professional instruction from Jill Paxton while working with their horses on the ground.  Auditors are welcome (no charge).

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

The Iowa Horse Judges Certification Clinic is designed to provide high-quality training for judges working with 4-H youth. These individuals are, or aspire to be, horse show judges and obtain practical hands-on experience in judging horse classes. Adult individuals completing the clinic & a written examination are included in the Iowa Horse Judges Directory. The event will be held at the Ellsworth Equestrian Facility.