Contact Chris Kendle for more information or any questions concerning the 4-H Equine program in Tuscarawas County.



If you do not have your project book and Horse Record Book (for all except those in Beginning Horse Management), you can order your books directly from OSUE Publications ( There is a coupon available for free standard shipping on orders of $20 or more. Books can also be ordered through your club advisor.

2023 4-H Horse Packet

Click here for the 2023 4-H Horse Packet. Packets are available online only.

2023 Horse Camp

A full day of horses with a full day of fun! Horse Camp is open to youth taking horse projects in Tuscarawas and surrounding counties, and is designed to help horse and riders develop their horsemanship/equitation, showmanship, and trail skills while having fun along the way.

Horse Camp will be held at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds on June 3 beginning at 8:00 AM. Cost for youth participants is $45, which includes lunch, snack, dinner, 2023 Horse Camp t-shirt, and take-home resources. Only paid participants receive meals, shirts, and take-home resources. Cost for audits (parents, advisors, others) is $12 (meals only) or $25 (meals and t-shirt).

Registrations are due no later than 4 PM May 26 to the Extension Office. Please make check payable to: Tuscarawas County 4-H Committee.

The Registration and Permission to Participate forms are in a fillable pdf format. For Firefox users: You may be prompted by your browser to open with a different viewer. For Google users: Download document to complete.

Click here for the Horse Camp Registration Form.

Click here for the Horse Camp Permission to Participate Form.

Helmet Form and Permission to Participate

All members must purchase and wear an ASTM/SEI helmet at all 4-H Horse activities, including club workouts and 4-H shows.

Every member must sign a Permission to Participate and Disclosure Form every year (through their 4-H Online enrollment profile and paper copy) in order to participate in any 4-H Horse activity.

Click here for the Permission to Participate and Disclosure Form.


Please note that Horse Registration Forms, Lease agreements (if applicable), and Production Registration Forms and Contracts (if applicable) forms are all due May 26, 2023. These DO NOT require an advisor’s signature. Advisors are not to collect these and turn them in as a group. Members can turn them in to our office (in person, mail, or drop box).

State Fair Qualifying (PAS) Shows and Dressage Qualifiers

Each county has been asked to determine a “right fit” process for their members to “enter” the state fair at the county level. All Tuscarawas County horse members wishing to enter the OSF Horse Show must complete an Ohio State Fair Class Declaration Form. This form is found in the horse packet (and linked below) and is due to our office (or e-mailed to Chris Kendle, by May 27. Members must qualify through the PAS process and return out of county PAS forms to our office by June 24. Additionally, members must have completed their Horse Safety and Ethics training and submitted their county horse registration form to be eligible to submit an entry.

Click here for the OSF Class Declaration Form.

As in the past, members must also submit an online entry to the Ohio State Fair. The online entry system ( opens June 1. Entries must be submitted and paid by 1:00 p.m. on July 1. Members are encouraged to register early.

All horses must have a current Coggins Test to participate in the OSF. Those must be submitted to our office by 4 p.m. on June 25.

For those wishing to show in the OSF Dressage Show, the Dressage registration form must be completed.

2023 4-H Horse Committee

All horse advisors are welcome to attend Horse Committee meetings. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Extension Office Meeting Room unless otherwise stated. Contact Chris Kendle to request the meeting information.

2023 Meeting dates:

  • February 7
  • April 4
  • May 2, 6:00 PM, Broadway Global Methodist Church
  • August 9
  • September 5, 6:30 PM, Junior Fair Board Office, Fairgrounds
  • November 7

Those serving on the committee are as follows:

  • Mike Dotts, 2023 Term, Boots N Bling
  • Marci Galbraith, 2023 Term, Horse Key Leader
  • Codie McKain, 2022 Term, Horse Key Leader
  • Hannah Peeper, 2022 Term, Horse Key Leader
  • Shelby Randulic, 2022 Term, Country Wild Childs
  • Katie Weaver, 2023 Term, Quest