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.

2022 4-H Horse Packet

Click here for this year's packet. The packet will only be available online.

2022 Horse Camp

A full day of horses with a full day of fun! Horse Camp is for all Tuscarawas County youth in the 4-H Horse Program and is designed to help horse and riders develop their horsemanship/equitation, showmanship, and trail skills while having fun along the way. Participants will also review book judging stations, learn how to dress for the show ring, and take part in an exciting (and little muddy) Groom 'N Clean Contest.

Horse Camp will be held at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds on June 4 from 8 AM - 6 PM. Cost for youth participants is $25, which includes lunch, snacks, and take-home resources. Only paid participants receive meals and take-home resources. Cost for adults (parents, advisors, others) is $10 (meals only).

Registrations are due no later than 4 PM May 27 to the Extension Office. Please make check payable to: Tuscarawas County 4-H Committee.

Click here for the Registration Form.

Click here for the 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) in order to participate in any 4-H Horse activity.


Please note that Horse Registration Forms, Lease agreements (if applicable), and Production Registration Forms and Contracts (if applicable) forms are all due May 27, 2022. Again for 2022, these DO NOT require an advisor’s signature. Advisors are not to collect these and turn them in as a group. Members can mail them to our office (OSUE Tuscarawas County, 419 16th Street SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663) or place them in the drop box at the office.

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 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.

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.

2022 Horse Workout Schedule


2022 4-H Horse Committee

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

2022 Meeting dates:

  7:00 PM  
  7:00 PM  
  7:00 PM  
  7:00 PM  
  7:00 PM  

Those serving on the committee are as follows:

Mike Dotts President 2021 Term Boots N Bling
Shelby Randulic Vice President 2022 Term Country Wild Childs
Marci Galbraith Secretary 2021 Term Horse Key Leader
Codie McKain 4-H Committee Rep 2022 Term Horse Key Leader
Katie Weaver Member-at-Large 2021 Term Quest
Hannah Peeper Member-at-Large 2022 Term Horse Key Leader