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



Members taking a horse project must complete EquiSTEP annually. EquiSTEP, the horse program equivalent of Quality Assurance, is a state requirement that must be completed before participating in any workouts or riding in other 4-H horse related activities. You can access the EquiSTEP program at: EquiSTEP must be completed by May 17, 2024.


Click here for the 2024 Ohio 4-H Horse Update.


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 $40 or more (FREE2024). Books can also be ordered through your club advisor.

2024 4-H Horse Packet

Click here for the 2024 4-H Horse Packet. Packets are available online only.

2024 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 1 beginning at 9:00 AM. Cost for youth participants is $45, which includes lunch, snack, dinner, 2024 Horse Camp t-shirt, and take-home resources. Only paid participants receive meals and take-home resources. Cost for audits (parents, advisors, others) is $15 (meals only).

Registrations are due online no later than 4 PM May 17, 2024. Please make check payable to: Tuscarawas County 4-H Committee. Payment must be turned in to the Extension Office no later than Monday, May 20. A copy of confirmation email must accompany payment! NO REFUNDS!

Members 13 and under must have parent/guardian supervision during all equine involved sessions/activities.

Paricipants wishing to spend the night with their animal may do so with permission and adult supervision (21 and older).

No one under 18 is permitted to stay UNSUPERVISED on the grounds overnight. Lights out at 10 PM.

Click here for the Horse Camp Flyer.

Click here for the Horse Camp Permission to Participate Form and Health Form.

Click here to register for Horse Camp.

Click here for the Youth Horse Show on June 2.

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 online horse registrations and lease contracts (if applicable) are due June 17, 2024. Lease contracts 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).

Click here for Instructions for Registering Horse Project Animals through 4-H Online.

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, 2024. Members must qualify through the PAS process. 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.

Click here for more information on the OSF Dressage Show.

2024 Horse Workout Schedule

Dates TBA

2024 4-H Horse Committee

All horse advisors are welcome to attend Horse Committee meetings. Contact Chris Kendle to request the meeting information.